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Katrina Schwartz



    September 2, 2014 — May 22, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    Independent Scholar

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Waters of Destiny: the Everglades and Flood Control in the Anthropocene.”

    Full Biography

    Dr. Schwartz is a qualitative social scientist working in the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. She is currently writing a book on the politics of implementing large-scale ecosystem restoration in the Everglades. The project draws on ethnographic research conducted since 2010 and supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Florida. Her first book, Nature and National Identity after Communism: Globalizing the Ethnoscape (Pittsburgh 2006), explores the interweaving of discourses of nature and nation through case studies of nature management policy conflicts in post-Soviet Latvia. She has published articles in Environment and Planning A, Environmental Politics, Political Geography, Cultural Geographies, East European Politics & Societies, and Comparative European Politics. Her earlier research was supported by ACLS, Fulbright-Hays, IREX, and the MacArthur Global Studies Consortium. She received her doctorate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001.

    Major Publications

    “Panther Politics: neoliberalizing nature in southwest Florida.” Environment and Planning A 45, 10 (2013): 2323-2343.

    Nature and National Identity after Communism: Globalizing the Ethnoscape (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006).

    “‘The Occupation of Beauty’: Imagining Nature and Nation in Latvia.” East European Politics and Societies 21, 2 (2007): 259-294