Our Faculty

Michael Finewood

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Science

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Upstairs
Office Hours

Spring 2018

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Mon, Wed 4:00pm-6:00pm(by appointment)

Tue, Thu 9:00am-10:00am(by appointment)

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Biography


I am a human geographer and political ecologist with interests in environmental governance, water, climate change, urban sustainability, equity, and justice.

Education


PhD, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2010
Geography

MA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2005
Anthropology

BA, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2003
Anthropology

Publications


Fink, K. A., Finewood, M. H. & Molnar, L. (2019). Framing Pier 55: negotiated resilience and contested waterfronts. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 9 (Issue 3) , pages 364--370.

PRESENTATIONS


Finewood, M. H. & Matsler, M. (2017). American Association of Geographers. Governing Through Barriers: An Urban Political Ecology of Green Infrastructure Implementation in Pittsburgh, PA. Boston, MA.

Finewood, M. H., Matsler, M. & Zivkovich, J. (2017). Dimensions of Political Ecology. Governing through barriers: the implications of categorizing barriers to green infrastructure in a post-industrial city. Lexington, KY.

RESEARCH INTEREST


I utilize training as a social scientist to study the ways communities manage their relationship to nonhuman nature. My primary research project focuses on urban stormwater governance with particular attention to green infrastructure. I also work on an interview-based project that explores the ways farmers perceive and adapt to a changing climate..

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Hudson River Watershed Alliance[Board]

Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences[Secretary]

American Association of Geographers

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