Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences - Human Ecology
Arizona State University
55 Dudley Rd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
- Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
Dr. McElwee's research and teaching interests focus on the environmental impacts of globalization, particularly in the fields of biodiversity conservation, climate change, environmental governance and environmental security. She has regional expertise in Asia, chiefly Vietnam. She was trained as an environmental scientist/geographer and anthropologist at Yale University, Oxford University and the University of Kansas.
She is completing a manuscript on challenges for biodiversity conservation in developing countries, which looks at global policies like the Convention on Biological Diversity and the socio-economic challenges of protected areas planning, tentatively titled "Beyond Biodiversity: Species, Landscapes, and Environmental Governance in Vietnam." The book particularly looks at questions of participation and democratization in natural resources management, and how these can be incorporated into global priority-setting for biodiversity conservation. Several articles on her biodiversity research in Vietnam have been published in Environmental Conservation, Conservation and Society, and other journals.
- PhD, Yale University, 2003
- MSc, Oxford University, 1994
- BA, University of Kansas, 1992
Cruz-Torres, M. L. and P. McElwee eds. 2012. Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.
Cruz-Torres, M. L., P. McElwee and P. McElwee. 2012. Introduction: Gender and Sustainability. Pp. 1-24 In: Cruz-Torres, M. L. ed., Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.