Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Lunstrum
B.A. Hons. (Women’s Studies) & B.A. (Philosophy), University of Washington, 1997
M.A. (Philosophy), Michigan State University, 1999
Ph.D. (Geography), University of Minnesota, 2007
Office:739 York Research Tower
Phone: (416) 736-2100 x 46010
Fax: (416) 736-5837
AS/GEOG 1000 6.0 World Regional Geography (one-third of course)
AS/SC/GEOG 3600 3.0 Nations and Nationalism: Geographies of Exclusion and Belonging
AS/GEOG 4880 3.0: Spaces of Conflict, Violence, and Power
GEOG 5355 3.0: Seminar in Political Geography: Spaces of Power & the Politics of Space
- Environmental politics in conflict, post-conflict, and transnational spaces
- Environmental displacement
- Migration and mobility
- Violence and spatial relations
- Territory and state formation
- Gender relations
- Southern Africa
Current Research Projects
Reorganizing Borders, Reorganizing Mobility: Transfrontier Conservation, Labour Migration, and the Transformation of the Mozambican / South African Border. Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, 2009-2013.
Environmental Displacement (with Anna Zalik, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, and Pablo Bose, Department of Geography, University of Vermont). Part of the Research Cluster of the Canadian Refugee Research Network, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.
The Making and Unmaking of Sovereign Territory: From Colonial Extraction to Postcolonial Conservation in Mozambique's Massingir Region
Lunstrum, E. 2010. Reconstructing History, Grounding Claims to Space: History, Memory, and Displacement in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. South African Geographical Journal 92(2): 129-143.
Lunstrum, E. 2009. "Terror, Territory, and Deterritorialization: Landscapes of Terror and the Unmaking of State Power in the Mozambican 'Civil' War." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99 (5): 884-892.
Lunstrum, E. 2008. "Investing in Development: Mozambique's 1997 Land Law and the Limpopo National Park." The Geographical Review 98 (3): 339-355.
Lunstrum, E. In Press. "An Uncomfortable Fit? Transfrontier Parks as Mega-Projects." Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Mega-Engineering Projects, edited by S. Brunn. New York: Springer Press.
Lunstrum, E. In Press. "State Rationality, Development, and the Making of Sovereign Territory: From Colonial Extraction to Postcolonial Conservation in Mozambique's Massingir District." Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Environment, edited by K. Oslund. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.
Lunstrum. 2009. "Cross-Border Labour Migration in the Age of Transfrontier Conservation: Mozambican Migrants and the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park." Report submitted to the Mozambican Ministry of Tourism, National Directorate for Conservation Areas (DNAC), Maputo.
Lunstrum, E. 2008. Interview Collection: "Mozambican Independence, the Civil War, and Multiple Displacements, Massingir District." Aluka Project: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa. [Introduction to the collection available at: http://www.aluka.org/action/showCompilationPage?doi=10.5555%2FAL.SFF.COMPILATION.COLLECTION-MAJOR.LUNSTR&cookieSet=1]
Lunstrum, E. 2008. "Human-Wildlife Interaction." Report submitted to the Transfrontier Conservation Unit, Mozambican Ministry of Tourism, Maputo. [Includes a discussion of human-wildlife interaction in the Massingir region and relevant interview excerpts collected during dissertation fieldwork, 2004-05.]