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Dr. Zoe Pearson

Assistant Professor

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Academic Areas of Expertise:

human-environment geography, political geography, feminist geography, drug studies, Latin American Studies in hemispheric context, qualitative methodology and research design

Curriculum Vitae


Zoe Pearson is a human geographer with a background in geography and feminist studies. Her current research examines the politics of illegal drug control and their impacts on people and the environment in Bolivia and Central America. She has also done research in Ecuador on the relationship between oil extraction, conservation, and local communities. More broadly, Dr. Pearson's research and teaching interests include nature-society relations & theory, political ecologies of health, the geopolitics of illegal drug control, feminist studies, social & environmental justice, conservation & environmental change, and resource conflicts in the Americas.

Current Research Projects:

Dr. Pearson is interested in advising graduate students who want to study critical approaches to human-environment relations, human geography, illicit drug studies, and social and political themes in the Western Hemisphere.

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