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Goldman, Mara J. Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • I am a feminist political ecologist with a focus on the knowledge politics related to conservation and development interventions. My work explores epistemological and ontological questions associated with natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and wildlife conservation. Specific research projects focus: the politics of participation and knowledge regarding wildlife conservation practice in Tanzania and India; changing resource governance, knowledge, and ecologies in pastoral communities as related to climate change and institutional changes in semi-arid rangelands; and the gendered dynamics of resource access and wildlife conservation interventions. I have worked for two decades with pastoral Maasai communities in Tanzania and Kenya and am just beginning a new collaborative project on the gendered of wildlife conservation in Tanzania, Namibia and India.

keywords

  • Critical political ecology of conservation and development, politics of knowledge and participation surrounding conservation and development interventions, changing pastoral landscapes and adaptive capacities as related to climate change and social change, politics of climate change knowledge, Gendered dimensions of conservation and development

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 3840 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GEOG 3862 Geography of Africa (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 1972 Environment-Society Geography (Fall 2018)
  • 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)

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