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Political Science

Stefanie Wickstrom

Senior Lecturer

PhD Political Science, University of Oregon 2001 – comparative politics, political theory, political ecology.  Dissertation: “The political ecology of development and indigenous resistance in Panama and the United States: a comparative study of the Ngöbe, Kuna, Zuni and Skokomish societies”

MA Latin American Studies, University of Arizona 1992 – Chican@ literature, literature of the Mexican Revolution, history, political science


Contact Information: 



  • Environmental Politics (POSC 398)
  • Comparative Environmental Politics (POSC 460)
  • Global Environmental Politics (POSC 470)
  • American Indian Politics and Sovereignty (POSC 411)
  • Dimensions of Environmental Conflict (IDS 398)

Teaching philosophy:

Empower students to ask and answer their own questions

Community service: 

Board of Directors of Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) and APOYO food bank

Research interests include:

social movements, environmental justice, identity politics, and environmental history

Selected publications:

Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power (14-chapter edited volume with Philip D. Young). University of Arizona Press – 2014.

“The Border: Los Magonistas, prensa revolucionaria en los Estados Unidos y la trayectoria oculta de una revista de la frontera.” In Identidades Transfronterizas, Migración y Cultura Chicana, edited by Roberto Sánchez Benítez, Carlos Vélez-Ibañez, Salvador Jara Guerrero, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt). México: Plaza y Valdés Editores – 2011.

“Cultural Politics and the Essence of Life: Who Controls the Water?” In Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice, edited by David V. Carruthers, MIT Press – 2008.

“The Politics of Forbidden Liaisons: Civilization, Miscegenation, and Other Perversions.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 26:3 – 2005. 

“Indigenous Rights, Water, and Development in Washington State: The Skokomish and the Yakamas” (co-authored with Rex S. Wirth and Emily Washines). In Derechos Humanos y Pueblos Indígenas: Tendencias Internacionales y el Contexto Chileno, edited by José Aylwin O., 260-275. Temuco Chile: Instituto de Estudios Indígenas and Universidad de la Frontera – 2004.

“The Politics of Development in Indigenous Panama.” Latin American Perspectives 131:4 – 2003.

“Competing Views: Indian Nations and Sovereignty in the Intergovernmental System of the United States” (co-authored with Rex S. Wirth). American Indian Quarterly 26:4 – 2002.

And coming soon – "The Power of Grass: Re-imagining Conquest in the Inland Pacific Northwest"