Graduate Directory

Tracy Liu
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 481
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies

Research Interests

My research interests are in extractivism, human-nonhuman interactions, and conservation. Working with Dr. Flora Lu, I focus more specifically on the interactions between the oil worker community, the indigenous communities of the Waorani, and the environment near the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. My research draws from more-than-human theories, political ecology, assemblage theories, and multispecies ethnography. 

Biography, Education and Training

B.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2016

M.A. Geography, San Diego State University, 2022 

Selected Publications

Liu, Y. Defying the normal: Biopolitics and the rising bodies in the time of Covid-19. Electronic Green Journal.