Andrea Marston
Andrea Marston
Political ecology, environmental justice, extractive industries, agrarian change, water governance. Regional focus on Latin America

Livingston Campus
School of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Geography

Dr. Marston is a geographer interested in the material politics of resource extraction. Working at the intersection of political economy, science and technology studies, and the cultural politics of nature, she explores the relationship between the grounded practices of resource extraction and the reproduction of racialized, colonial, and gendered national politics.

Originally from the northern town of Barrhead, Alberta, Andrea has been working in Latin America for the last decade. Since 2012, she has been studying the history and politics of tin mining cooperatives in highland Bolivia. Previously, she studied water politics in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Fair Trade craft certification across Latin America (Ecuador, Argentina, and Panama).

Dr. Marston joined the Geography Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. She recently completed my PhD in Geography at UC Berkeley, where her work was funded by a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship, and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.