|My current research is centrally concerned with the transformation of natural and social environments in Latin America by the forces of globalization, neoliberalism and geopolitical change. My research has recently focused on extractive industries, development and social movements in Latin America. My research is also focused on the political economy of climate change and glacier recession in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru), conservation, ecotourism, and livelihood transformations in Peru, Chile and Costa Rica. My field research is linked closely to my interests in political ecology studies, environment and development in Latin America and field methods. For a more extensive review of my research interests see my current research projects page.
Bebbington, A., Humphreys Bebbington, D., Hinojosa, L, Burneo, M., Warnaars, X., and J. Bury. 2013. Anatomias del conflict: la negociacion de las geografias de la industria extracativa en los paises andinos, in A. Bebbington, ed., Industrias Extractivas: Conflicto Social y Dinamicas Institucionales en la Region Andina, Lima, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, pp. 319-348
Bebbington, Anthony. and Jeffrey Bury, Minería, instituciones y sostenibilidad: desencuentros y desafíos, Anthropologica XXVIII (28), Suplemento 1: 53-84 (Peru)
Bury, Jeffrey. 2007. Neoliberalism, mining and rural change in Cajamarca. In A. Bebbington (ed.) Minería, movimientos sociales y respuestas campesinas. Una ecología política de transformaciones territoriales . Lima. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, pp. 49-80. Spanish PDF
Bury, Jeffrey. 2007. Mining, migration and livelihood transformations in Cajamarca, Peru. In A. Bebbington (ed.) Minería, movimientos sociales y respuestas campesinas. Una ecología política de transformaciones territoriales . Lima. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, pp. 231-277. Spanish PDF
Bebbington, A., Bury, J., Bebbington, D.H., Lingan, J., Munoz, J.P. and Scurrah, M. 2007. Moviemenientos sociales, lazos transnacionales y desarollo territorial rural en zonas de influencia mineria: Cajamarca-Peru y Cotacachi-Ecuador. In A. Bebbington (ed.) Minería, movimientos sociales y respuestas campesinas. Una ecología política de transformaciones territoriales. Lima. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, pp. 163-230. Spanish PDF
BebbingtonA., Humphreys Bebbington, D., Bury, J., Lingan, J., Muñoz, J.P. and Scurrah, M. 2007. Los movimientos sociales frente a la minería:disputando el desarrollo territorial andino in J. Bengoa (ed.) Movimientos sociales y Desarrollo territorial ruralen América Latina . Santiago. Editorial Catalonia. Spanish PDF
Current and Planned Environmental Studies Courses
Recent and Ongoing Courses
I supervise a variety of internships for undergraduate students to foster participatory learning, critical analysis and positive social change. I particularly encourage students to work as interns in Latin America and around the Santa Cruz area. Students who are interested in working with me as an advisor should review our intern program guidelines through the Department. For general questions related to our undergraduate program, how to find an advisor and how be an environmental studies major please see the undergraduate studies information page.
My graduate lab explores a variety of issues and is held every quarter. Working closely with graduate students is the goal of my labs and we explore contemporary research issues, debate current theoretical and methodological trends and coordinate successful progress through the Environmental Studies graduate program. Current and future graduate students interested in working in the graduate lab are engaged in research all over the planet and our common interests range beyond the scope of my individual research interests. I also work closely with the Political Ecology Working Group (PEWG). If you are interested in pursing a graduate degree in our program please see my letter to prospective graduate students.
I work closely with the Department of Environmental Studies faculty in both my teaching and research efforts as well as in shared governance efforts. I am affiliated with the The Center for Tropical Ecology, Agriculture, and Development (CenTREAD ), the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies and the STEPS Insitute for Innovation in Environmental Research (Science, Technology, Engineering, Policy, and Society). I am also affiliated with College Eight as a faculty fellow.
I work closely with students and members of the Santa Cruz community as both an intern advisor, scholar and member of the community. I am actively involved with local organizations and institutions in the Andes as well.. I have worked as a Fulbright Fellow to Peru and a visiting scholar at the University of the Pacific in Lima, Peru and the National University of Cajamarca. In addition, I work closely with civil society organizations (Grufides, Ecovida) in the Peruvian Andes concerned with the impacts of mining on local communities, particularly in the Cajamarca region of Peru. Finally, I also work closely with organizations (Centro Desarrollo Huayhuash) in the Central Andean mountains, the Cordillera Huayhaush and Blanca, concerned with conservation efforts, community empowerment and GIS and Remote Sensing applications to high mountain environments.
My research interests have also been highlighted in the media and press and I have served as a key interviewee or background source for a variety of pieces. Some recent stories include The Daily Climate, UCSC's coverage of our NSF supported Peruvian interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates (article and website), National Geographic News and the Frontline/New York Time Gold Series , which was also covered by National Public Radio . Finally, a piece in the New York Times highlights my long-term interests in the American West and the Colorado Plateau. Link to .doc file.