Dr. Zoe Pearson

Associate 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 research examines the politics of illegal drug control and their impacts on people and the environment in Bolivia and Central America; and resource extraction and conflicts in Ecuador surrounding oil, bamboo, and conservation. More broadly, Dr. Pearson's research and teaching interests include nature-society relations & theory/political ecology, the geopolitics of illegal drug control, feminist studies, social & environmental justice, conservation & environmental change, and resource politics 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.

Contact Us

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Arts & Sciences Building 208

Dept. 3197

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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