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Lunstrum, Elizabeth M.

Lunstrum, Elizabeth M.

 Lunstrum_Elizabeth M.

Lunstrum, Elizabeth M.

Associate Professor


PhD , University of Minnesota
MA , Michigan State University
BA , University of Washington

Biodiversity conservation; Human-wildlife interactions; People-park relations; Political ecology of international borders; Militarization of conservation; Wildlife crime & commercial poaching; Indigenous-led conservation; Nature & conflict; Nature & wildlife in the Anthropocene; Environmental displacement; North America & Southern Africa.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Ojeda, D., Sasser, J., & Lunstrum, E. (Forthcoming). Malthus' specter and the anthropocene: Towards a feminist political ecology of climate change. Submitted to Gender, Place, and Culture.

Lunstrum, E. (2018). Capitalism, wealth, & conservation in the age of security: The vitalization of the state. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(4), 1022-1037.

Lunstrum, E., & Ybarra, M. (2018) Deploying difference: Security threat narratives and state displacement from protected areas. Conservation and Society, 16(2), 114-124.

Massé, F, Lunstrum, E., & Holterman, D. (2018). Linking green militarization and critical military studies. Critical Military Studies, 4(2), 201-221.

Buscher, B., Fletcher, R., Brockington, D., Sandbrook, C., Adams, W. M., Campbell, L., Corson, C., Dressler, W., Duffy, R., Gray, N., Holmes, G., Kelly, A., Lunstrum, E., Ramutsindela, M., & Shanker, K. (2017). Doing whole earth justice: A reply to Carafo et al. Oryx, 51(3), 401.

Lunstrum, E. (2017). Feed them to the lions: Conservation violence goes online. Geoforum, 79, 134-143.

Buscher, B., Fletcher, R., Brockington, D., Sandbrook, C., Adams, W. M., Campbell, L., Corson, C., Dressler, W., Duffy, R., Gray, N., Holmes, G., Kelly, A., Lunstrum, E., Ramutsindela, M., & Shanker, K. (2017). Half-earth or whole earth? Radical ideas for conservation and their implications. Oryx, 51(3), 407-410. 

Massé, F. & E. Lunstrum. (2016). Accumulation by securitization: Commercial poaching, neoliberal conservation, and the creation of new wildlife frontiers. Geoforum, 69, 227-237.

Lunstrum, E., P. Bose, and A. Zalik. (2016). Environmental displacement: The common ground of climate change, extraction, and conservation. Area, 48(2), 130-133.

Lunstrum, E. (2016). Green grabs, land grabs, and the spatiality of displacement: Eviction from Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Area, 48(2), 142-153.

Lunstrum, E. (2015). Conservation meets militarization in Kruger National Park: Historical encounters and complex legacies. Conservation and Society, 13(4), 356-369

Lunstrum, E. (2014). Green militarization: Anti-poaching efforts and the spatial contours of Kruger National Park. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(4), 816-832.

Bose, P. & E. Lunstrum. (2014). Introduction: Environmentally induced displacement and forced migration. Refuge, 29(2), 5-10.

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