Caroline Tracey

I study the American Southwest and the spaces to which it is, and has long been, connected through ecology, economy, and human movement. My dissertation project focuses on current humanitarian responses to migrant death in South Texas, which are hemispheric, political, and intimate. 

Additional interests include agriculture and rangelands, environmental history and environmental racism in arid and semi-arid environments, literature, and writing. I maintain personal and professional commitments to Southern/Eastern Colorado and the Central Valley of California, and previously held a Fulbright fellowship to Kyrgyzstan, researching changes to pasture law, and worked as a cattle ranch hand in New Mexico.