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Joel Wainwright

Joel Wainwright

Joel Wainwright



(614) 247-8746

1169 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Political Economy of Development
  • Environmental and Agrarian Change
  • Social Theory


  • Ph.D., 2003 Geography (minor in sustainable agriculture), University of Minnesota
  • M.A., 1998 Geography, University of Minnesota
  • B. A., (Honors), 1995 Environmental Studies, Bucknell University,

Current CV:  


Interests: Political Economy of Development, Environmental and Agrarian Change, Social Theory

Current Research: I study political economy, development, social theory, and environmental change.

Courses Taught:
International Studies 5597.01- Introduction to Development Studies
Geography 3701-The Making of the Modern World
Geography 5801- Environmental Conservation
Geography 5700-Geography of Development
Geography Graduate Seminars in human geography and social theory

Select Publications:

O. Nir and J. Wainwright. Eds. 2019. Rethinking Palestine and Israel: Marxist Perspectives. London: Routledge.

J. Wainwright and G. Mann. 2018. Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future. New York: Verso

J. Wainwright. 2012. Geopiracy: Oaxaca, militant empiricism, and geographical thought. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

J. Wainwright. 2008. Decolonizing development: colonial power and the Maya. Oxford: Blackwell Press.