Adrian Peace has a D.Phil. in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex. His early research was conducted among migrant workers in southwestern Nigeria, and focused on questions of ethnicity and class, detailed in a series of articles and a book. Since the mid-1980's, Dr. Peace has spent almost three years researching the changing character of an Irish village, and the politics of environmental issues. He also writes on the anthropology of environmentalism in Australia, particularly conflicts in the native forests of New South Wales.