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Jennifer Devine

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Office: ELA 381
Phone: 512.245.3937
Vita     HB2504 information
Personal Website
Research Interests: Human-environmental relations, Latin American - US politics, critical social theory



2020.  Devine, J., D. Ojeda, M. Yei "Formaciones actuales de lo campesino en América Latina: Subjetividades y territorios
          en disputa (
Current dynamics of the Latin America peasantry: Subjectivities and disputed territories),"Antipoda:
          Jornada de Anthropología y Arqueología,
2020.  Wrathall, D., J. Devine, B. Aquilar-Gonzalez, B. Tellman, K. Benessaiah, "The impacts of cocaine trafficking on
          conservation governance in Central America, "Global Environmental Change, available:
2020.  B. Tellman, S. Sesnie, N. Magliocca, E. Nielsen, J. Devine, K. McSweeney, D. Wrathall, B. Aquilar - González,
          J. Bryan, K. Benessaiah, M. Jain, "
Accounting for "illicit" activity in land use change: Narcotrafficking and forest loss
          in Central America,” Global Environmental Change, available:
2020.  Devine, J., N. Currit, Y. Reygadas, L. Liller, G. Allen. "Drug Trafficking, Cattle Ranching and Land Use Change
           in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere,"Land Use Policy, available:

  •    Nominated for an Elsevier May 2020 Atlas award dedicated to UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land

2020.  Devine, J. and J. Baca, "The Political Forest: Special Issue Introduction,"Antipode, available:
2019.  N.R. Magliocca, Kendra McSweeney, S. Sesnie, E. Tellman, J.A. Devine, E.A. Nielsen, Z. Pearson, D.J. Wrathall,
          " NarcoLogic:  Spatial structure and adaption of transnational cocaine trafficking networks" Proceedings of the National
          Academy of Sciences
, 116 (16), pp. 7784 - 7792.
2018.  Devine, J., D. Wrathall., N. Currit, B. Tellman, Y. Reygadas "Narco-cattle ranching in Guatemala's Political Forests,"
          Antipode, available,
2018.  Devine, J., "Community Forest Concessionaires: Resisting Green Grabs and Producing Political Subjects in Guatemala,"
          Journal of Peasant Studies, 45 (3), pp. 565 - 584.
2017.  McSweeney, K., N. Richani, Z. Pearson, J. Devine, D. Wrathall. "Why do drug traffickers invest in rural land?" Journal of
          Latin American Geography
, 16 (2), pp. 3 - 29.
2017.  Devine, J. and D. Ojeda, "Violence and dispossession in tourism development: a critical geographical approach," Journal
          of Sustainable Tourism
, 25 (5), pp. 605 - 617.
2017.  Devine, J., "Colonizing Space, Commodifying Place: Tourism's Violent Geographies," Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25
          (5), pp. 634 - 650.
2016.  Devine, J., "Contesting Global Heritage in the Chicle Worker's Museum," Latin America Research Review, vol. 51, no. 3,
          pp. 101 - 122.
2016.  Devine, J., "The Politics of Post-War Tourism in Guatemala: Contested Identities, Histories, and Futures," L'Espace
          Politique, DOI : 10.4000/espacepolitique.3723 (online journal, no page numbers, full length article)
2014.  Devine, J., "Counterinsurgency Eco-tourism," Environment & Planning D, Society and Space, 32, 6, pp. 984 - 1001.
2013.  Devine, J., "Tourism and Socio-Cultural Change in Latin America," Tourism Tribune (Lu You Xue Kan), vol. 28, no. 12, pp.
          6 - 7.
2011.  Barker, D., Bond, A., Devine, J., Jarosz, J., Lawson, V., Nelson, L., and P. Nelson in Seattle Geographies, M. Brown
          and R. Morrill (Eds.), UW Press, pp. 71 -86.
2009.  Devine, J., "The Mayan Spirit: Tourism & Multiculturalism in Post Peace Accords Guatemala," London Journal of
           Tourism, Sport & Creative Industries
, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 30 - 45.
2006.  Devine, J., "Hardworking Newcomers versus Generations of Poverty," Antipode, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 953 - 976.

Courses Taught:

Geography 3340: Political Geography
Geography 5300: Applied Research Design and Techniques
Geography 5395/7373: Qualitative Methods
Geography 5395/7373: Political Geography