Publications and Presentations

Articles and reports

Robert Wasserstrom and Teodoro Bustamante “Ethnicity, Labor and Indigenous Populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon, 1822-2010,” Advances in Anthropology 5, 2015, pp. 1-18 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/aa.2015.51001 , http://www.scirp.org/journal/aa
Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom “Undermining Democratic Capacity: Myth-Making and Oil Development in Amazonian Ecuador,” Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 14 (1), 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esep00142
Robert Wasserstrom Surviving the Rubber Boom: Cofán and Siona Society in the Colombia-Ecuador Borderlands (1875-1955),” Ethnohistory 61 (3), Summer, 2014, pp. 525-548. http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00141801-2681786
Susan Reider and Deji Haastrup, “Community-Driven Development: A New Approach to Social Development in the Niger Delta,” SPE Economics & Management, October, 2013, pp. 34-39.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider Anthropologists, Corporate Responsibility and Oil in Ecuador and Nigeria,” International Journal of Business Anthropology 4 (1), 2013, pp. 77-91.
Robert Wasserstrom and Douglas Southgate Deforestation, Agrarian Reform and Oil Development in Ecuador, 1964-1994,” Natural Resources (4), 2013, pp. 31-44, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/nr.2013.41004, http://www.scirp.org/journal/nr
Robert Wasserstrom, Susan Reider and Rommel Lara “Nobody Knew Their Names: The Black Legend of Tetete Extermination,” Ethnohistory 58 (3), Summer, 2011, pp. 421-444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00141801-1263848
Robert Wasserstrom “Hitting the Limits on Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries,” Anthropology News, September, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Up in the Air: Transmission Siting Still Contentious,” Electric Light & Power, April 1, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Electric Transmission and Carbon Reduction: A Survey of Environmental Leaders and State Regulators,” Presentation listing “Electric Transmission and Carbon Reduction: A Survey of Environmental Leaders and State Regulators,” presented at “New Challenges in Siting Transmission Lines,” an invitation-only forum coordinated by the University of Texas Center for Energy Economics and Terra Group in Washington, D.C., Jan. 26-27, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Electric Transmission and Carbon Reduction: A Survey of Environmental Leaders and State Regulators,” Terra Group Special Report, Hershey, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider "Oil project lending faces new environmental litmus test,” Oil & Gas Journal, October 13, 2003.
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider Against the Odds: Building New Power Lines in a Deregulated World,” Electric Light & Power, June, 1999.
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider “Crossed Wires: Electric Power Deregulation Leaves Holes in the Nation’s High Voltage Transmission System,” Terra Group Special Report, Houston, 1999
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider “Learn from Others in Siting a New Merchant Power Plant,” Power, Nov.-Dec. 1999
Sixto Mendez, Jennifer Parnell and Robert Wasserstrom “Seeking Common Ground: Petroleum and Indigenous Peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon,” Environment, Vol. 40, No. 5, June, 1998.
Sixto Mendez, Jennifer Parnell, Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom "Across the Great Divide: Negotiating with Indian Organizations in the Ecuadorian Rainforest," Oil & Gas Journal, April 13, 1998.
Sixto Mendez, Jennifer Parnell, Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom "Across the Great Divide: Negotiating with Indian Organizations in the Ecuadorian Rainforest," Oil & Gas Journal, April 13, 1998.
Sixto Méndez, Jennifer Parnell, Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom "Negociando con las organizaciones indígenas en el Ecuador: el comité técnico ambiental de Arco," Oil & Gas Journal Revista Latinoamericana, January/February, 1998, pp. 34-41.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider "MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES: Oil firms in environmentally sensitive areas learning to balance stakeholder interests," Oil & Gas Journal, August 18, 1997, pp. 23-27
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider "Lessons from Conoco's experiences in Ecuador's rain forest," Oil & Gas Journal, August 18, 1997, pp. 24-25
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider “State Regulators See New Role for Munis in Deregulated Electric Market,” Terra Group Special Report, Houston, 1996
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider Grupos ambientalistas, comunidades indigenas y partes interesadas en la cuenca amazonica," Oil & Gas Journal Revista Latinoaamericana, Julio 10, 1997, pp. 41-46.
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider Trouble on the Line: Deregulation Fuels Public Opposition to Transmission Lines,” Terra Group Special Report, Houston, 1995.
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider “Learn from Others in Siting a New Merchant Power Plant,” Power, Nov.-Dec. 1999.
Sixto Mendez, Jennifer Parnell and Robert Wasserstrom Seeking Common Ground: Petroleum and Indigenous Peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon,” Environment, Vol. 40, No. 5, June, 1998.
Sixto Mendez, Jennifer Parnell, Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom "Across the Great Divide: Negotiating with Indian Organizations in the Ecuadorian Rainforest," Oil & Gas Journal, April 13, 1998.
Sixto Méndez, Jennifer Parnell, Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom "Negociando con las organizaciones indígenas en el Ecuador: el comité técnico ambiental de Arco," Oil & Gas Journal Revista Latinoamericana, January/February, 1998, pp. 34-41.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider "MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES: Oil firms in environmentally sensitive areas learning to balance stakeholder interests," Oil & Gas Journal, August 18, 1997, pp. 23-27.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider "Lessons from Conoco's experiences in Ecuador's rain forest," Oil & Gas Journal, August 18, 1997, pp. 24-25.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider, "Grupos ambientalistas, comunidades indigenas y partes interesadas en la cuenca amazonica," Oil & Gas Journal Revista Latinoaamericana, Julio 10, 1997, pp. 41-46.
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider “State Regulators See New Role for Munis in Deregulated Electric Market,” Terra Group Special Report, Houston, 1996.
Robert Wasserstrom, Neil Palmer and Susan Reider “Trouble on the Line: Deregulation Fuels Public Opposition to Transmission Lines,” Terra Group Special Report, Houston, 1995.

Environment

Scientific and technical papers

Robert Wasserstrom and Teodoro Bustamante “Marginalidad y hegemonía en la Amazonía del Ecuador y Colombia,” presented at the XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 21-21, 2014.
Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom “Addressing the Social and Community Impacts of Shale Gas Development,” prepared for the SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment, Long Beach, California, 17-19 March, 2014.
Robert Wasserstrom “Community and Social Risk from Shale Gas Development: A Comment on Jeffrey Jacquet’s Report to the National Research Council,” public comment submitted to the National Research Council, Washington, DC, July, 2013.
Teodoro Bustamante and Robert Wasserstrom Teodoro Bustamante and Robert Wasserstrom, “Dinámica de las poblaciones indígenas en el Nor-Oriente ecuatoriano, 1885-2010”, presented at the XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, May 29-June 1, 2013.
María Eugenia Tamariz and Robert Wasserstrom “Trabajo forzoso en el Alto Napo ecuatoriano y la construcción de una economía regional, 1890-1965,” presented at the XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, May 29-June 1, 2013.
Robert Wasserstrom and Robert Gerrits “Assessing the Potential Impact on Extractive Industries of IFC’s Revised Social Standards,” presented at the SPE Americas HSE Conference, Galveston, Texas, 18 March, 2013.
Susan Reider “Community-Driven Development: A New Approach to Social Development in the Niger Delta,” presented at the SPE Americas HSE Conference, Galveston, Texas, 18 March, 2013.
Susan Reider “Challenging the Standard Narrative: Myth-making and Accountability in Ecuadorian Environmental and Indigenous Politics,” presented at the XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, October, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom “Roads, Oil and Native People: A Controlled Comparison on the Ecuadorian Frontier,” presented at the XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, October, 2010.
Douglas Southgate, Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Oil Development, Indigenous Populations and Deforestation in Ecuador’s Amazon,” presented at the Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, June, 2009.

Selected presentations

Robert Wasserstrom “Anthropology and Community-Driven Development in the Private Sector: Nigeria and Ecuador,” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, March 18, 2014.
Robert Wasserstrom Keeping Score: Assessing the Social Impact of Shale Gas Development in the U.S.,” American Anthropological Association, 112th Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.
Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom “Managing Social Risks: Good Practices for Shale Gas Companies,” American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Rocky Mountain Energy Policy Forum, Salt Lake City, September 21, 2013.
Robert Wasserstrom “Surviving the Rubber Boom: an Extractive Cataclysm in Northwestern Amazonia,” VIII Sesquiannual Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, Vanderbilt University, March 9, 2013.
Susan Reider “Social Issues in Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Communities,” Annual Natural Gas Forum, Center for Energy Economics, University of Texas, Houston, November 30, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Case Study: Harvard Dialogues on Oil in Sensitive Environments,” Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues: Designing for Maximum Trust and Problem-Solving, Fund for Peace, Washington, D.C., October 10, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Transmission Siting and Community Opposition in the Eastern Interconnection,” Edison Electric Institute Siting Workshop, Phoenix, October 4, 2010.
Susan Reider “Managing Social Risks of Hydrocarbon Production,” New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation, Center for Energy Economics, University of Texas, Houston, May 14, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom “Managing Environmental and Social Risks in International Oil and Gas Projects: Legal and Policy Perspectives,” American Institute of Petroleum Negotiators, Galveston, Texas, April 22, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Electric Transmission and Carbon Reduction: A Survey of Environmental Leaders and State Regulators,” New Challenges in Siting Transmission Lines Forum, Center for Energy Economics, Washington DC, January 26, 2010.
Robert Wasserstrom “Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Overseas Hydrocarbon Development,” Fund for Peace and International Finance Organization, Washington, DC, September 16, 2009.
Susan Reider “Social Dimensions of Development in Sensitive Environments -- Domestic and Abroad.” South Texas College of Law Energy Law Institute, August 15, 2002.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “Evaluating Community Investment Strategies,” Western Hemisphere Oil & Gas Environmental Forum, October, 2000.
Susan Reider “Stakeholder and Community Relations: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned,” BP Upstream Security Conference, October, 2000.
Robert Wasserstrom “Siting Potentially Controversial Facilities: Lessons Learned,” Air & Waste Management Association, June, 2000.
Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom “Oil Companies, Native Peoples and Sustainability: Benchmarking ‘Best Practices’ in Latin America,” World Bank, April 15, 1999.
Robert Wasserstrom and Susan Reider “The Tough Questions: Managing Stakeholder Relations in the 21st Century,” Western Hemisphere Oil & Gas Environmental Forum, October, 1999.
Susan Reider and Robert Wasserstrom “Hydrocarbon Companies and Stakeholder Relations in Ecuador and Peru,” Overseas Private Investment Corporation, July 2, 1997.