BA 2004 (Geography and International Studies) University of Washington; MS 2005 (Gender, Development and Globalization) London School of Economics; MS 2006 (Human Geography Research) London School of Economics
Regional focus: Guatemala, Central America, the American Northwest, London
My research interests hinge on dynamics of political, economic, and environmental change in Central America and the American Northwest, with a specific focus on Guatemala. These interests include: eco-tourism, environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, community forestry, US-Latin American migration, multiculturalism, the social production of difference, and the politics of research and knowledge production. My current research examines how incipient tourism development in Guatemala's protected areas is engendering new claims and claimants to land, resources, identity, and history.
D. Barker, A, Bonds, J. Devine, L. Jarosz, V. Lawson, L. Nelson, & P. Nelson (2011). "Rural Geographies," in Seattle Geographies, M. Brown and R. Morrill (Eds.), UW Press.
Devine, J. (2009). "The Maya Spirit: Tourism & Multiculturalism in Post Peace Accords Guatemala," London Journal of Tourism, Sport, and Creative Industries, vol. 1, no. 3
Beyers, W., Devine, J., Weatherford, S. and A. Hagopian (2007). Economic Impact Assessment of Global Health on Washington State’s Economy. University of Washington Office of Global Affairs. Available online as pdf
Devine, J. (2006). “Hardworking Newcomers and Generations of Poverty: Poverty Discourse in Central Washington State” Antipode 38 (5) p. 952-976.
Personal interestswriting, traveling, hiking, cycling, skiing, volleyball, exploring Northern California
Websites of interestwww.globalwa.org