Elizabeth Barron

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI

Other Affiliations

Associate Director, Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations

Affiliated Faculty, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies | UW Madison

Honors and Awards

PhD  Geography, Rutgers University

MS    Forest Resources, University of Massachusetts Amherst

BS    Biological Aspects of Conservation & Anthropology

Research Interests

Place, sustainability, environmental knowledges, political ecology, science and technology studies, alternative economies

My long-term reserch interests are at the intersection of environmental knowledge, environmental governance and conservation. I am interested in delineating and understanding different environmental knowledges: how they work, where they come from, and what work they do in the world as they are communicated and used. 

I have two research projects currently underway. In the first I am examining issues of new technologies and big data in relation to political economies of biodiversity. The second is a collaboration with researchers in Finland, to examine the effects of EU policies on the biodiversity, economic, and cultural traditions tied to rural agricultural systems.

Curriculum vitae

Contact Information

Associate Director, Sustainability Institute of Regional Transformations
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Department of Geography 
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901 USA