Refereed Journal Publications
Liboiron, M., Zahara, A., Hawkins, K., Crespo, C., Neves, B., Wareham-Hayes, V., Edinger, E., Muise, C., Walzak, M., Sarazen, R., Chidley, J., Mills, C., Watwood, L., Arif, H., Earles, E., Pijogge, L., Shirley, J., Jacobs, J., McCarney, P., Charron, L. (2021). Abundance and types of plastic pollution in surface waters and the case for reconciliation science in the Eastern Arctic (Inuit Nunangat). Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146809
Saturno, J., Liboiron, M., Ammendolia, J., Healey, N., Earles, E., Duman, N., Schoot, I., Morris, T., Favaro, B. (2020). Occurrence of plastics ingested by Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) destined for human consumption (Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 153: 110993.
Persaud, D., Lepawsky, J. & Liboiron, M. (2019). Viscous Objects: The Uneven Resistances of Repair. Techniques & Culture. Revue semestrielle d’anthropologie des techniques, (72), 126-129.
Liboiron, M., Melvin, J., Richárd, N., Saturno, J., Ammendolia, J., Charron, L., & Mather, C. (2019). Low incidence of plastic ingestion among three fish species significant for human consumption on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 141: 224-248.
Kenny, C., Liboiron, M., Wylie, S. (2019). “Seeing Power with a Flashlight: Making and Doing Politics in Classroom Pedagogy with DIY Open Science Hardware.” Social Studies of Science, 49(1): 3-28.
Liboiron, M., Tironi, M., Calvillo, N. (2018). “Toxic Politics: Acting in a Permanently Polluted World.” Social Studies of Science, 48(3): 331-349.
Liboiron, F., Ammendolia, J., Saturno, J., Melvin, J., Zahara, A., Richárd, N., & Liboiron, M. (2018). A zero percent plastic ingestion rate by silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis) from the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 131, 267-275.
Provencher, J.F., Avery-Gomm, S., Liboiron, M., Braune, B.M., Macaulay, J.B., Mallory, M.L., Letcher, R.J. (2018). Are ingested plastics a vector of PCB contamination in northern fulmars from coastal Newfoundland and Labrador? Environmental Research, 167: 184-190.
Liboiron, M., Ammendolia, J., Winsor, K., Zahara, A., Bradshaw, H., Melvin, J., Mather, C., Dawe, N., Wells, E., Liboiron, F. and Fürst, B. (2017). “Equity in Author Order: A Feminist Laboratory’s Approach.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 3(2).
McWilliams, M., Liboiron, M., Wiersma, Y. (2017). “Rocky shoreline protocols miss microplastics in marine debris surveys (Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador),” Marine Pollution Bulletin, advanced proof. (pre-print proof here).
Avery-Gomm, S., Provencher, J. F., Liboiron, M., Poon, F. E., & Smith, P. A. (2017). Plastic pollution in the Labrador Sea: An assessment using the seabird northern fulmar Fulmarus glacialis as a biological monitoring species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, advanced proof.
Liboiron, M. (2017). “Compromised Action: The Case of BabyLegs,” Engaging Science, Technology, Society, 3: 499-527. (Open access)
Wylie, S., Shapiro, N., Liboiron, M. (2017). “Making and Doing Politics Through Grassroots Scientific Research on the Energy and Petrochemical Industries,” Engaging Science, Technology, Society, 3: 393-425. (Open access)
Eriksen, M., Liboiron, M., Kiessling, T., Charron, L., Alling, A., Lebreton, L., Richards, H., Roth, B., Ory, N., Hidalgo-Ruz, V., Meerhoff, E., Box., C., Cimmins, A., Theil, M. (2017). “Microplastic sampling with the AVANI trawl compared to two neuston trawls in the Bay of Bengal and South Pacific,” Environmental Pollution, advanced proof.
Sardelis, S., Oester, S., & Liboiron, M. (2017). “Ten strategies to reduce gender inequality at scientific conferences.” Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 231. (Open access)
Liboiron, M., Liboiron, F., Wells, E., Richard, N., Zahara, A., Mather, C., & Murichi, J. (2016). “Low plastic ingestion rate in Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) from Newfoundland destined for human consumption collected through citizen science methods.”Marine Pollution Bulletin 113(1): 428-437.
Avery-Gomm, S., Valliant, M., Schacter, C. R., Robbins, K. F., Liboiron, M., Daoust, P. Y., … & Jones, I. L. (2016). “A study of wrecked Dovekies (Alle alle) in the western North Atlantic highlights the importance of using standardized methods to quantify plastic ingestion.” Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1): 75-80.
Liboiron, M. (2016). “Care and Solidarity Are Conditions for Interventionist Research.” Engaging Science, Technology, Society, (2): 67-72. (Open access)
Liboiron, M. (2016). “Redefining pollution and action: The matter of plastics.” Journal of Material Culture, 21(1): 87-110.
Gray-Cosgrove, C., Liboiron, M., & Lepawsky, J. (2016). “The Challenges of Temporality to Depollution & Remediation.” SAPI ENS. Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society, (8.1). (Open access)
Pine, K. H., & Liboiron, M. (2015). “The Politics of Measurement and Action.” In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM: 3147-3156.
Morello-Frosch, R., Varshavsky. J., Liboiron, M., Brown, P., Brody, J.B. (2015). “Communicating Results in Post-Belmont Era Biomonitoring Studies: Lessons from Genetics and Neuroimaging Research,” Environmental Research, 136: 363-372.
Cohen, D. and Liboiron, M. (2014). “New York’s Two Sandys,” Metropolitics. Online. (Open access)
Liboiron, M. and Wachsmuth, D. (2013). “The Fantasy of Disaster Response: Governance and Social Action During Hurricane Sandy,” Social Text Periscope. Online. (Open access)
Liboiron, M., (2012). “Tactics of Waste, Dirt and Discard in the Occupy Movement,” Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, 11(3-4): 393-401.
Liboiron, M. (2020). “Exchanging,” Transmissions: Critical Tactics for Making and Communicating Research. Edited by Kat Jungnickel. MIT Press: 1-15.
Henderson, J., Liboiron, M. (2019). Compromise and Action: Tactics for Doing Ethical Research in Disaster Zones, The New Environmental Crisis: Hazard, Disaster, and the Challenges Ahead, Eds. Kendra, J. Knowles, S.G., Wachtendorf, T. Springer: 295-309.
Liboiron, M. (2018). “Using art to research diverse economies: social experiments in re-valuing waste.” In Crocker, R (Ed). Subverting Consumerism. Routledge: 46-64.
Robles-Anderson, E. and Liboiron, M. (2016). “Coupling Complexity: Ecological Cybernetics as a Resource for Nonrepresentational Moves to Action,” Sustainable Media: Critical Approaches to Media and Environment. Eds. Nicole Starosielski & Janet Walker. Routledge: 248-263.
Liboiron, M. (2015). “Disaster Data, Data Activism: Grassroots Responses to Representations of Superstorm Sandy,” Extreme Weather and Global Media. Eds. Diane Negra and Julia Leyda. Routledge.
Invited & Non-Refereed Publications
Gutiérrez, R., Liboiron, M. (2020). Strong Animals: Humility in Science. Science for the People 22(2), Special issue on The Science We Need.
Liboiron, M. (2018). “Hormone Disruption in Newfoundland,” Correspondences, Cultural Anthropology. August 14.
Liboiron, M., Zahara, A., & Schoot, I. (2018). “Community Peer Review: A Method to Bring Consent and Self-Determination into the Sciences.” Preprint. Preprints.org.
Liboiron, M., & Vermeersch, L. (2017). “Recycler: une crise du sens.” Vacarme, (2), 99-103.
Lepawsky, J., Liboiron, M., Keeling, A., Mather, C. (2017). “Repair-scapes,” Continent 6(1): 56-61. (Open access)
Liboiron, M. (2016). “Civic Technologies for Monitoring Marine Plastics,” Journal of Ocean Technology 11(2): 36-45. (Open access)
Liboiron, M. (2015). “Davis, ‘Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology,’” Roundtable Review, Hnet 5(8). (Open access)
Liboiron, M. (2014). “Mapping Waste When Waste is Invisible,” Grassroots Mapping Forum: The Public Lab Community Journal of Environmental Research, 6: 2. (Open access)
Liboiron. M. (2013). “A Review of The City Recycled: The Afterlives of Demolished Buildings in Post-war Beijing by Shih-yang Kao,” Dissertation Reviews, 4. (Open access)
Liboiron, M., Solomon, M., and Lai, V. (2013). “The Object Ethnography Project,” Anamesa: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Spring: 75-84. (Open access)
Liboiron, M. (2012). “Occasional Paper No.2: A Citizen’s Guide to Plastic Pollution,” Material World Occasional Paper Series, ISSN 2158-5660. (Open access)
Policy White Papers
Endocrine Disruptors Action Group (EDAction) (2016). Toxic by Design: Eliminating harmful flame retardant chemicals from our bodies, homes, & communities. Policy White Paper. (Open access)
Superstorm Research Lab. (2013). A Tale of Two Sandys. Policy white paper. (Open access)
Liboiron, M. (2012). “Recycling,” in Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage. Eds. Carl Zimring and William Rathje. SAGE Publishing: 735-738.
Liboiron, M. (2012). “Recycling Labels,” in Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage, ed. Carl Zimring and William Rathje. SAGE Publishing: 729-730.
Liboiron, M. (2012). “History of Consumption and Waste in the US: 1800-1850,” in Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage, ed. Carl Zimring and William Rathje. SAGE Publishing: 356-358.
Writing for Public Audiences
Liboiron, M. (2018). How Plastic Is a Function of Colonialism. Teen Vogue. December 21.
Liboiron, M. (2018). “Not all fish eat plastics,” The Conversation, July 11.
Liboiron, M., Molloy, J. (2017). “We need to break science out of its ivory tower – here’s one way to do so,” The Conversation. April 25.
Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) Manifesto. (2016). Facilitating authors: Max Liboiron & Greg Austic.
Liboiron, M. (2015). “How the Ocean Cleanup Array Fundamentally Misunderstands Marine Plastics and Causes Harm,” Discard Studies Blog. 6/5/2015
Liboiron, M. (2014). “Why Discard Studies?,” Discard Studies Blog. 5/7/2014
Liboiron, M. (2014). “Against Awareness, For Scale: Garbage is Infrastructure, Not Behavior,” Discard Studies Blog. 1/23/2014
Liboiron, M. (2013). “The Plastisphere and other 21st century waste ecosystems,” Discard Studies Blog. 7/22/2013
Discard Studies Blog. 2011-present. Main author.
Liboiron, M. (2010). H204U: A Qualitative Study of the Culture of Drinking Water Consumption at New York University. Sustainability Task Force, New York University; this report was foundational to the bottled water ban at the University of Michigan in 2011.