Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Faculty Associate, Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies
Faculty Associate, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
BA 1988: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
MA 1994: Anthropology, New School for Social Research, NY
MA 1994: Geography Major, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D. 1999: Department of Geography, University of Texas, Austin
I bring the insights of feminist geography and the sensibilities of an ethnographer to bear on nature conservation, border security, and militarization. My work seeks to foster conversations between feminist geopolitics, critical race theory, post-humanism, political ecology, and Latin American Studies.
My interest in political ecology is rooted in personal experience. The daughter of missionaries, I spent ten years in tropical forests, rural villages, and cities in Panama and Guatemala. Following women and men through these areas enriched and enlarged my understanding of human-land relations.