Development and the Politics of Scale, expansion of soybean production in Amazonia, and social relations in Amazonian rural development.
Human and environmental aspects of development in the Brazilian Amazon; NGOs; political ecology; geography of commodities; regional geography
“Agricultural intensification on Brazil’s soybean frontier in southern Rondônia.” In Land Change Science
in the Tropics. Andrew Millington and Wendy Jepson, eds. Boston: Springer Publications, 2008: 73-92.
“NGOs and ongoing changes in Latin American society.” In Placing Latin America: Contemporary
Themes in Human Geography. Ed Jackiewicz and Fernando Bosco, eds. Lanham, MD., Rowman and
“Promoting and preventing political change through internationally-funded NGO activity.” Latin American
Research Review 42.1 (2007): 126-138.
GEOG 150: Environment, Culture and Society
GEOG 395: Environmental Issues of Latin America
GEOG 771: Moral Geography in Environment and Development
B.A. University of Kansas (1989); M.A. University of Kansas (1992); Ph.D. Communication, University of California , San Diego , B.A. UC Berkeley (1999)