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Leah S. Horowitz

Visiting Professor

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Ph.D. Australian National University 2003
M.Phil. University of Cambridge 1996
B.A. Amherst College, 1994

Research Areas

As a critical cultural geographer, my research focuses on conflicts over environmental governance, involving local communities, governments at various scales, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and grassroots groups. Ultimately, my work aims to help find ways for all these stakeholders to work together toward environmental conservation. I have addressed these research goals through studies of mining activities in New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil; and biodiversity conservation in New Caledonia, Malaysia, Madagascar, Australia, Guatemala, and the U.S. Specifically, my research contributes to our understanding of the importance of relationships and networks – and the crucial role emotions play within these – in enabling and shaping various modes of environmental governance as well as resistance to them.

Please see my CV for more details.


Associate Professor of Geography, Hawai'i Pacific University
Department of Social Sciences, Global Leadership and Sustainable Development Program

Contact Information

Website: http://bit.ly/1a6u3dn

Email: : lhorowitz@hpu.edu