Ohio State University
Kendra McSweeney (MSc: University of Tennessee-Knoxville; PhD: McGill University) is a Professor of Geography at Ohio State. Trained in the ‘human-environment’ subfield, she works in the fields of political ecology, agrarian studies, and indigenous studies. For over 20 years she has collaborated with indigenous communities in Central America, and also studies human-forest interactions in Appalachia. Her current research focuses on the nexus of illicit economies, drug policies, and land use and land cover change; that work is published in Science and Environmental Research Letters. Her recent work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the Open Society Foundations.