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Stuart Sweeney

Stuart Sweeney

Associate Professor, Department of Geography


Department of Geography
University of California-Santa Barbara
Ellison Hall 3611
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060


  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography

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Journal Articles


Eakin, H., K. Appendini, S. Sweeney and H. Perales. 2015. Correlates of maize land and livelihood change among maize farming households in Mexico. World Development 70(June):78-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.12.012. (link )


Eakin, H., J. C. Bausch and S. Sweeney. 2014. Agrarian winners of neoliberal reform: The “maize boom” of Sinaloa, Mexico. Journal of Agrarian Change 14(1):26-51. DOI: 10.1111/joac.12005. (link )

Eakin, H., H. Perales, K. Appendini and S. Sweeney. 2014. Selling maize in Mexico: The persistance of peasant farming in an era of global markets. Development and Change 45(1):133-155. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12074 . (link )

Lerner, A. M., S. Sweeney and H. Eakin. 2014. Growing buildings in corn fields: Urban expansion and the persistence of maize in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico. Urban Studies 51(10):2185-2201. DOI: 10.1177/0042098013506064. (link )


Lerner, A. M., H. Eakin and S. Sweeney. 2013. Understanding peri-urban maize production through an examination of household livelihoods in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico. Journal of Rural Studies 30(Apr):52-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2012.11.001. (link )

Sweeney, S., D. G. Steigerwald, F. Davenport and H. Eakin. 2013. Mexican maize production: Evolving organizational and spatial structures since 1980. Applied Geography 39(May):78-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.12.005. (link )



Eakin, H., J. C. Bausch, S. Sweeney and K. Appendini. 2010. Shifting geographies of food security: The rise of irrigated maize in Sinaloa, Mexico. Presentation for the Global Land Project, October 18, 2010.