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Yeh, Emily T. Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Emily Yeh works on issues of development, environment, and the relationship between nature and society, broadly defined. Her regional expertise is in Tibetan areas of China. She has conducted field research on property rights, conflicts over access to natural resources, environmental history, emerging environmentalisms, nature and nation, transnationalism, and the political economy and cultural politics of development and landscape transformation in Tibet. She has also worked on the cultural politics of identity and race in the Tibetan diaspora, and on interdisciplinary projects investigating the vulnerability of herders to snowstorms and the determinants of grassland degradation in Tibet. Her newer work concerns the politics of Chinese infrastructural development.

keywords

  • nature-society geography, political ecology, human geography, development studies, environmental governance, identity, cultural politics, indigeneity

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 3840 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 7840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 3840 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 7840 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 3840 Undergraduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • GEOG 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • GEOG 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Summer 2018)
  • GEOG 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • GEOG 7840 Graduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • GEOG 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • GEOG 3840 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GEOG 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GEOG 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • GEOG 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • GEOG 7840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GEOG 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

awards and honors

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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