Geography
University of Colorado Boulder
Guggenheim 102a
260 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0260

mara.goldman@colorado.edu

IBS Associations

[naming convention error], Population Program

Affiliate, CU Population Center

Fellow, Environment and Society Program

Research Interests

Goldman’s research is situated in human-environment geography and can best be described as political ecology with a focus on questions of empowerment, access to resources, knowledge, and decision-making processes. Specific research projects focus on the following overlapping areas: the politics of wildlife conservation (knowledge and practice); the politics of participation and knowledge regarding natural resource management and development; changing resource governance, knowledge, and ecologies as related to climate change in semi-arid rangelands; the gendered dynamics of resource access and use, and women’s empowerment processes. Her work is based in East Africa, specifically with pastoral/agro-pastoral Maasai communities in Tanzania and Kenya. She is co-editor (with P. Nadasdy, and M.D. Turner),
of Knowing nature: Conversations at the intersection of political ecology and science studies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

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