Joseph F Getzoff
I have been in the UMN Department of Geography, Environment, and Society since 2011. My advisor is Vinay Gidwani. My field work centered on the Negev/Naqab Desert in Israel where I conducted research from July 2015 until January 2017. As a cultural geographer, I critically study the discourses and practices that link nationalism, environment, and development. I work across the interdisciplinary subfields of postcolonial development studies and political ecology. Intellectual traditions that I wrestle with and have influenced me: postcolonial development studies, postcolonial theory, settler-colonial studies, political ecology, environmental history, science and technology studies, histories of Palestine and Israel, Bedouin studies, arid environments, critical histories of liberalism and neoliberalism. If you have any questions about my work, please feel free to contact me. If you are interested in the UMN Department of Geography, Environment and Society, please feel free to contact me with any questions.