Becky Mansfield


Current CV: PDF icon Becky_Mansfield_CV.pdf

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: 

It’s time to recognize how men’s careers benefit from sexually harassing women in academiaHuman Geography 12(1): 82-87. Mansfield B, K McSweeney, R Lave, A Bonds, J Cockburn, M Domosh, T Hamilton, R Hawkins, A Hessl, D Munroe, D Ojeda, and C Radel. 2019.

Situating data in a Trumpian era: the Environmental Data and Governance InitiativeAnnals of the Association of American Geographers. Dillon L, Lave R, Mansfield B, Wylie S, Shapiro N, Chan A, and Murphy, M. 2019.

Mercury. In Antipode Editorial Collective, Keywords in Radical Geographical Geography: Antipode at 50, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. Mansfield, B. 2019.

A new biopolitics of environmental health: permeable bodies and the Anthropocene. In T Marsden (Ed.), Sage Handbook of Nature (pp. 216-234) Sage publications. Mansfield, B. 2018.

Folded futurity: epigenetic plasticity, temporality, and new figures of fetal lifeScience as Culture. Mansfield B. 2017.


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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