Sharlene Mollett, Assistant Professor

Mollett 2014

Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

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

Personal Website:

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.  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.


Research Clusters:
Nature, Society and Environmental Change