Ph.D., Univ. of Arizona (2013)
M.A., Univ. of Arizona (2008)
B.A., Luther College (2002)
Anne-Marie Hanson is trained in human-environment geography and critical development studies. Her primary objective as a scholar is to increase understanding of political-ecological processes and to share this knowledge with others. As a researcher, her work focuses on sustainable development politics as they relate to marginal communities, conservation practice, and the production of natural and urban environments. Her current research addresses the expectations of development associated with garbage in places where cities and protected conservation areas overlap on the coast of Yucatán, Mexico.
Anne-Marie's teaching strategies are dedicated to bringing geographical insights to students' lived experience through media-based activities and field projects. She encourages students to consider the multiple layers of social difference (i.e. gender, race, ethnicity, social status, and geographical location) that affect power relationships, global connections, and the ways in which complex social and environmental problems are framed and mitigated.
Anne-Marie earned her PhD in Geography and MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona and her BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Luther College.