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About Eve Vogel

I research the dynamics, histories, policy, and politics of large interconnected socioenvironmental systems, especially rivers and electric systems.  My focuses are policy and infrastructure initiatives that aim to address crucial environmental or social goals. I aim to illuminate these efforts' linkages both to a range of uneven social power structures, in which powerful interests may find ways to advance exploitation and extraction; and also to efforts by sustainability and social justice advocates in a range of contexts to make these efforts more inclusive, equitable, and ecologically restorative. I trace how these different motives interact, overlap, negotiate, and entwine into policy, institutions, and practice; and how these initiatives play out for people, communities, species, and ecosystems, across space and time. Ultimately my work aims to support diverse human groups' interests and participation, ecological sustainability, and environmental justice. 


Present Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curriculum Vitae


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Contact Information

242 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst MA, 01003


Special Issue: Québec Hydropower for a Green Massachusetts? Connections, contradictions and contests of electricity (10)

Guest editors Eve Vogel and Matthew McCourt. The Northeastern Geographer Vol 12 (2020/21) (actual pub date 2022),

Published scholarly work (journals, books, book chapters, etc.) (7)

Reports, white papers, etc. (2)

Public scholarship, op eds, online presentations, etc (3)

Book Reviews (4)