Becky Mansfield

Becky Mansfield

Becky Mansfield


(614) 247-7264

1054 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus OH 43210

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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

Current CV:


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 3801-Political ecology

Select Publications: 

Deregulatory science: Chemical risk analysis in Trump’s EPA, in Social Studies of Science

The Glyphosate Assemblage: Herbicides, Uneven Development, and Chemical Geographies of Ubiquity, in Annals of the AAG (OPEN ACCESS)

Bodies of the Anthropocene: On the interactive plasticity of earth systems and biological organisms, in Anthropocene Review

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.