Sharlene Mollett, Assistant Professor

Mollett 2014

Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

PhD:
Geography, University of Toronto, 2006

Other Degrees:
MES York University
BA Glendon College

Cross Appointments:
Department of Human Geography and Centre for Critical Development Studies

Contact Information:

Sharlene Mollett

Department of Human Geography and Centre for Critical Development Studies

MW 371 Social Sciences Building

University  of Toronto, Scarborough

416 208 2237

sharlene.mollett@utoronto.ca

Personal Website: http://sharlenemollett.wordpress.com/

Research Interests:

  • Land and natural resource conflicts
  • Political ecology and feminist political ecology
  • Latin America, Honduras, Panama
  • Development geography
  • Race, gender and property rights
  • Indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities
  • Feminist and postcolonial geographies
  • Residential tourism

Teaching This Academic Year:

IDSBO6H3: Equity, Ethics, and Justice in International Development

JPG 1426: Natural Resources, Difference and Conflict

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

Mollett, S. 2017 Irreconcilable Differences? A postcolonial intersectional reading of gender, development and Human Rights in Latin America. Jan Monk Distinguished Lecture. Gender, Place and Culture, 24 (1):1-17.

Mollett, S. Celebrating Critical Geographies of Latin America: Inspired by an NFL Quarterback. Journal of Latin American Geography, 16(1):165-171

Mollett, S. 2016 The Power to Plunder:  Rethinking Land Grabbing in Latin America. Antipode.48 (2):412-432.

Mollett, S.  2015. “Displaced Futures”: Indigeneity, Land struggle and Mothering in Honduras. Politics, Groups, and Identities. DOI: 10.1080/21565503.2015.1080620

Mollett, S. 2014 Critical feminist reflexivity and the politics of whiteness in the “field”. Gender, Place and Culture. DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2014.958065.

Mollett, S. 2014 “Bargaining with Patriarchy’: Miskito struggles over family land in the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve. In Stevens, Stan (ed.) Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas. University of Arizona Press.

Mollett, S. 2014. A “Modern” Paradise: Land, labor and displacement-in-place on the Honduran North Coast. Latin American Perspectives. doi:10.1177/0094582X13518756

Mollett, S. 2013. Mapping Deception: The politics of mapping Miskito and Garifuna space in Honduras. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(5): 1227-1241.

Mollett, S., and Faria,C. 2013. Messing with Gender in Feminist Political Ecology. Geoforum, 45:116-125.

Mollett, S. 2011 Racial Narratives: Miskito and colono land struggles in the Honduran Mosquitia, Cultural Geographies, 18(1): 43-62.

Mollett, S. 2011. Miskito Customary Property Rights and State Conservation: Miskito-colono contests in the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve. In W. Coleman (ed.) Property, Territory, Globalization: Struggles over Autonomy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.101-121.

Asher, K., Baptiste, B., Diamond, N., Harris, L., Hawkins, R., Mollett, S., Nightingale, A., Ojeda, D. A., Rocheleau, D. Seager, J., Sultana, F. 2011. Gender and the Environment: Critical Tradition and New Challenges. Environment and Planning D. Society and Space, 29(2): 237-253.

Mollett, S. 2010. Esta Listo (Are you ready)?  Gender, race and land registration in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve.  Gender, Place and Culture, 17(3):357-375.

Mollett, S. 2006. Race and Natural Resource Conflicts in Honduras: The Miskito and Garifuna Struggle for Lasa Pulan. Latin American Research Review, 41 (1):76-101.

 Book Chapters 

Mollett, S. 2017 Anti-racist Geography. The Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. Washington, D.C.: Wiley-Blackwell and the Association of American Geographers.

Mollett, S. 2016 Justice: The end of mis-recognition. In, Thembela Kepe, Melissa Levin and Bettina von Lieres (eds.) Domains of Freedom: Justice, Citizenship and Social Change in South Africa. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press.

Mollett, S. 2015 ¿Está listo? Género, raza y el registro de la tierra en la Reserva de la biósfera de Río Plátano In M. Belausteguigoitia Ruis and Josefina Saldana Portillo, Eds., Desposesión: Género, Territorio y Luchas por la Autodeterminación. Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Mollett, S. 2014 “Bargaining with Patriarchy’: Miskito struggles over family land in the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve. In Stevens, Stan (ed.) Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas. University of Arizona Press.

Mollett, S. 2011 Miskito Customary Property Rights and State Conservation: Miskito-colono contests in the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve. In W. Coleman (ed.) Property, Territory, Globalization: Struggles over Autonomy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.101-121.

Mollett, S. 2006 Entanglements: Campesinos and Indigenous Tenure Insecurities on the Honduran North Coast. In P. Vandergeest, P. Idahosa & P. Bose (eds.) Development’s Displacements: Ecologies, Economies and Cultures at Risk.  Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. pp. 229-252.

Research Clusters:
Nature, Society and Environmental Change