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Margot Higgins

Specialty area(s)

political ecology, environmental history, environmental justice, national parks and wilderness, bicycle history and politics

Current courses at UWL

Introduction to Environmental Studies

Environmental Sustainability

Bicycling the Wisconsin Landscape: A History and Politics of Bicycling


2015  Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy and Management

            University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2010  M.A. Human Development, Graduate School of Education

            University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2005  M.S. Environmental Studies

            The University of Montana, Missoula, MT

1997  B.A. American Studies and Art History

            Colby College, Waterville, ME

1996    School for International Training Semester in Kenya

Research and publishing

2014   Higgins, M. Contributing to Alaska Communities by Cultivating Local Monitoring for National Park Management, Journal of Research Practice Vol.10 (2).

2014   Diver, S. and Higgins, M. Giving Back Through Collaborative Research: Towards a Practice of Dynamic Reciprocity, Journal of Research Practice Vol. 10 (2).                                                

2015   C.N.E.Corbin, Guillermo R. Douglass-Jaimes, Jesse Williamson, Ashton Wesner, Margot Higgins, and Jenny L. Palomino. “(Re)Thinking the Tenure Process by Embracing Diversity in Scholars and Scholarship. Graduate and Professional Student Policy Journal. Winner: Article of Distinction.

2016    Higgins, M. Book Review. “Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. By James Longhurst. Environmental History (2016) 21 (3): 566-568 doi:10.1093/envhis/emw028

2016   Higgins, M. “Ghost Dancers and Shadow Keepers,” Orion Magazine (Summer/Fall issue 2016)

2017    Higgins, M. “Inhabiting the Alaska Wild,” book chapter in an edited volume Wildness: Relations of People and Place University of Chicago Press. Edited by John Hausdoerffer and Gavin Van Horn. 

2017    Higgins, M. "Beyond Copper and Conservation: Mining for New Imaginaries in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve," book chapter in the edited volume Critical Norths: Space, Nature, Theory. University of Alaska Press, Edited by Kevin Maier and Sarah Ray.