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THESES

Sardine Oil on Troubled Waters: The Boom and Bust of Monterey’s Sardine Industry, 1905-1955. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, Geography, April 2002.

The Forgotten Life of Harriet Chalmers Adams: Geographer, Explorer, Feminist. M.A. Thesis, San Francisco State University, History, 1995.

PUBLICATIONS

“At Home in the Wild: An Exploration of the Life and Work of Ynes Mexia.” The Jepson Globe vol. 19 no. 3 (Winter 2009): 3.

“Edward F. Ricketts: Man of Science and Conscience.” Steinbeck Quarterly 15, no.2 (Winter 2005): 15-22.

“Environment and Ecology of the Pacific Region.” In The Pacific Region, edited by Jan Goggans and Aaron DiFranco, 85-111. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.

“Factories on the Water: Monterey’s Floating Sardine Reduction Plants.” J.B. Phillips Historical Fisheries Journal 1, no.1 (Spring 2000).

“Gender in Geography.” Bibliographic Compilation. Online distribution through Feminism in Geography List, 1995 – 2000.

REPORTS AND TECHNICAL PAPERS

Housing and Poverty: Making Connections, Building Houses, Lifting People Out of Poverty. Report written for Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, August 2009.

SUBMISSIONS AND WORK IN PROGRESS

At Home in the Wild: The Botanical Adventures of Ynes Mexia, 1915-1938. Monograph in progress with anticipated completion date August 2009.

“Carl Sauer: Feminist Geographer?” Manuscript in progress to be submitted to Cultural Geography October 2009.

REVIEWS

Review of Karen Morin’s Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the 19th Century American West for Geographical Review, forthcoming Summer 2009.

Review of Erin O’Connor’s Gender, Indian, Nation: The Contradictions of Making Ecuador, 1830-1925 for Journal of Cultural Geography, vol. 26 no. 1 (Jan. 2009): 107-108.

Review of Karen Dubinsky’s The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, Winter 2001.

Review of Christine Eber’s Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town: Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow, for H-Latam online forum in Latin American Studies, 1996.

Review of Marguerite Guzman Bouvard’s Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, for H-Latam online forum in Latin American Studies, 1995.

PREPUBLICATION REVIEWS

“Sardines, Place, and Taste.” Evaluated for The Geographical Review, Fall 2006.

Bruce Newbold. Population Geography: Tools and Issues. Review of textbook proposal for Rowman Littlefield Publishers, Fall 2007.

CONFERENCES AND PANELS

"At Home in the Wild: Ynes Mexia, Naturalist." In the session entitled 'Botany and Zoology Across Borders' at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, November 19-22, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona.

“Geographers All: Recovering the Work of American Women Explorers, 1900-1950.” Presented at the Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers, March 22-27, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Collecting Copper Mountain: The First Botanical Collection of Denali National Park by Ynes Mexia, Summer 1928.” Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, October 8-11, 2007, Fairbanks, Alaska.

“The Botanical Adventures of Ynes Mexia.” Presented at the Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference, May 2007, San Diego.

“Development, Health, and Housing in the Guatemalan Highlands.” Association of American Geographers, April 2007, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Housing, Hazards, and Hope in the Guatemalan Highlands. Session organizer and Chair. Association of American Geographers, April 2007, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Becoming a Writer I: Physical Geography. Panel Session organizer and Chair. Association of American Geographers, April 2007, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Becoming a Writer II: Human Geography. Panel Session organizer and Chair. Association of American Geographers, April 2007, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

“Carl Sauer: First Feminist Geographer?” Panel participant. Association of American Geographers, April 2007, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

“Abraham Lincoln and Women.” Abraham Lincoln Symposium, College of Social Sciences, 150th Anniversary of San Jose State University.

“’Building Houses, Building Hope’: Habitat for Humanity and Community Development in Guatemala.” Association of American Geographers, March 2006, Annual Meeting, Chicago.

“Re-envisioning the Landscape of South America Through the Work of American Women Botanists.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, October 2005, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

“Alternatives for Development: Social and Ecological Implications of Sustainable Rural Aquaculture.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers, March, 2004 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

“A Look Beneath the Surface: Stories Behind Steinbeck’s Stories. Ed Ricketts, Scientist.” Presented at the Steinbeck Festival, August 2003, Salinas, California.

“Blue Gold: An Ecological History of Monterey Bay, California.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Geography of Crisis: The Rise and Fall of Monterey’s Sardine Industry, 1905 – 1950.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 2002, Los Angeles, California.

“All Our Girls are White: Gender, Race, and Class in Monterey’s Sardine Industry, 1905-1950.” Presented at the American Society of Environmental Historians Annual Meetings, March 16-19, 2000, Tacoma, Washington.

“A 100 Year History of Women in Berkeley Geography.” Presented at the Centennial Celebration of Berkeley Geography, October 1999.

“Nature as Women’s Space: Botany and the Academy.” Presented at the California and Rocky Mountain American Studies Associations Joint Conference, Corridors and Open Spaces: Place, Time, and Texts, April 24-26, 1998, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

“Out of Humboldt’s Shadow: The Botanical Adventures of Ynes Mexia.” University of California, Berkeley Botany Lunch, August 2007.

“Disaster Planning.” Guatemalan National Congress on Social Housing. February 2007.

“Sardines and Squid: What History Can Teach Us About Ecology and Fisheries" Panel Moderator, Biological Holism Evening Lecture Series, Hopkins Marine Station, February 2006.

“Sardine Oil on Troubled Waters: The Boom and Bust of California’s Sardine Industry, 1905-1955.” Geography Speakers Series, San Jose State University, May 2005.

“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Recovering the Work of American Women Explorers, 1900-1950.” Geography Speakers Series, San Jose State University, December 2004.

 

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