Becky Mansfield


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Current Research: My interests are in Nature-Society Relations, Health and the Body, Political Economy, and Politics of the Environment. I draw from feminist, poststructuralist, and Marxist theoretical approaches to conduct research in four main areas: biopolitics of environmental health, postnatural socio-natures of the 21st Century, neoliberalism and nature, and challenging dominant discourses of human-environment interactions.

Courses Taught:
Geography 3800-Geographical Perspectives on Environment and Society
Geography 5802-Globalization and Environment
Geography 7101-Research Design

Select Publications: 
2018 Mansfield B. A new biopolitics of environmental health: permeable bodies and the Anthropocene. Sage Handbook of Nature.

2017 Mansfield B. Folded futurity: epigenetic plasticity, temporality, and new figures of fetal life. Science as Culture 26(3): 355-379. DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2017.1294575

2017 Mansfield B and M Doyle. Nature: A conversation in three parts. Special Forum on Intradisciplinarity in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers 107(1): 22-27. DOI 10.1080/24694452.2016.1230418.

2015 Mansfield B, Biermann C*, McSweeney K, Law J*, Gallemore C*, Horner L*, and Munroe DK. Environmental politics after nature: conflicting socioecological futures. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 2015 Special Issue on Futures: Imagining Socio-Ecological Transformation. 105(2): 284-293. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.973802

2015 Mansfield B and Guthman J. Epigenetic life: biological plasticity, abnormality, and new configurations of race and reproduction. Cultural Geographies 22(1): 3-20.


Areas of Expertise
  • Nature-Society Relations
  • Health and the Body
  • Neoliberal environmental governance
  • Ph.D., 2001 Geography, University of Oregon
  • M.S., 1996 Environmental Studies, University of Oregon
  • B.A., 1991 Environmental Studies (Honors), University of California, Santa Cruz
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