Minter, Dr. T. (Tessa)

  • Lecturer
  • Southeast Asia
  • Hunter-gatherers
  • Livelihood strategies
  • Adaptation to environmental change
  • Environmental decision-making

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3816
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut CA/Ontwikkelingssociologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A33

Tessa Minter is assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, the Netherlands. In her research and teaching she focuses on environmental anthropology, with a specific interest in hunter-gatherers’ adaptation to environmental change in Southeast Asia. Her work is based on long-term fieldwork among the Agta of the Northern Philippines, in which she combines classical ethnographic methods with the collection of systematic records on demography, time-allocation, hunting- and fishing success, food intake, health and child-care.

CV T. Minter (2015)


Tessa has been studying the human ecology of Southeast Asian hunter-gatherers since 2002, focusing on the adaptation of livelihood strategies and settlement patterns in response to environmental and social change. She also looks into the question of how hunter-gatherers are involved in environmental decision making processes.

PhD Candidates