Peter Rudiak-Gould


Born and raised in the Bay Area, California, Peter Rudiak-Gould is an anthropologist and currently a fellow at McGill University, Montreal. He earned his doctorate in Anthropology at Oxford University for research on public perceptions of climate change in the Marshall Islands. Since his first stint in the Marshall Islands as a volunteer teacher on a rural outer island, he has returned three times for anthropological fieldwork. He is the author of a Marshallese language textbook and an ethnography, Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State: The Rising Tide (Routledge, 2013). Learn more at

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The Oxford Tribe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,160. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The city of dreaming spires. Eden meets academia. The stuffiest place in Britain, and the silliest too. Oxford is many things to many people, but for Peter Rudiak-Gould, newly arrived as a student of anthropology, it was the most exotic tribe he could hope to study (and join). Part memoir, part field guide, The Oxford Tribe will entertain the seasoned traveler and the armchair philosopher alike.
Surviving Paradise: One Year On A Disappearing Island
Price: $4.10 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
peter rudiak-gould has written a memoir of his year living on a small atoll in the marshall islands, one of the most remote places on earth. It is a story that is often hilarious but with serious and fascinating digressions on the language and politics of the island and the threat that global warming poses to its precarious existence.

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