Ph.D., U. of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 2006
My research focuses on urban political ecology and environmental (in)justice. I study urban environments including forest, parks, and waterways to examine underlying processes that create uneven and deeply disempowering relations to nature within neoliberal forms of capitalism. More specifically, I employ a political economy perspective to delve more thoroughly into the complex issues of urban environmental governance in the wake of state retrenchment, where multiple actors assume responsibility for environmental service provision. I am also interested in the political status of nonhuman organisms within capitalist urbanism.
Perkins, H.A. 2013. “Consent to Neoliberal Hegemony through Coercive Urban Environmental Governance.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 37(1): 311-327.
Perkins, H.A. 2011. “Gramsci in Green: Neoliberal Hegemony through Urban Forestry and the Potential for a Political Ecology of Praxis.” Geoforum. 42(5): 558-566.
Perkins, H.A. 2010. “Capital, Subsistence, and Lakeside Violence: Walleye Wars and the Killing of Cormorants in the North Woods” Human Geography. 3(1): 89-107.
Perkins, H.A. 2010. “Greenspaces of Self-interest within Shared Urban Governance.” Geography Compass. 4(3): 255-268.
Perkins, H.A. 2009. “Out from the (Green) Shadow: Neoliberal Hegemony through the Market Logic of Shared Urban Environmental Governance.” Political Geography. 28(7): 395-405.
Perkins, H.A. 2009. “Turning Feral Spaces into Trendy Places: A Coffee House in Every Park?” Environment and Planning A. 41: 2615-2632.
Katharine Campbell (Geography), Thesis title: “New Territories of Equality: Conceptualizations of Climate Justice in International Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations” May 2013.
Kevin Blank (Geography), Thesis title: “Downtown Appalachia: Revitalization and Green Governance in Charleston, WV” June 2012.
Mia DeNardi (Geography), Thesis title: “Symbols and Identity in Siena, Italy” June 2012.
Michelle Kozlowski (Geography), Thesis title: “Environmental Justice in Appalachia: A Case Study of C8 Contamination in Little Hocking, Ohio” June 2012.
Mary Leciejewski (Environmental Studies), Thesis title: “Environmental Justice in Appalachia: A Comprehensive Study of a Proposed Strip Mine in Bern Township, Ohio” June 2012.
Eliza Clarke-Thrush (Geography), Thesis title: “Wetland Regulation and Mitigation: A Case Study from Twinsburg, Ohio” August 2009.
Kevin S. Fox (Geography), Thesis title: “Circumscribing the Genius Loci: Free Speech Zones in the Heart of Campus” June 2008.