I am a nature-society geographer with a specialty in the subfield of political ecology and regional expertise in Latin America.
My research focuses on the socio-environmental dimensions of natural resource development and conservation activities in the Andean region of South America, especially in Peru. Since 2006, I have studied large-scale mining expansion in the Peruvian Andes, focusing on how shifting resource governance frameworks have shaped the nature and trajectory of the conflicts that mining industry expansion has generated. Recently, I have initiated a project that centers on the role of science and scientists in both economic-development and nation-building efforts in Peru during the decades spanning the late-19th and early 20th centuries.
Himley, M. 2017. Review of Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru by Moisés Arce. Bulletin of Latin American Research 36 (1): 129-131.
Luthra, A., Y. Aoyama, M. Himley, M. T. Huber, M. B. Teitz, and E. Schoenberger. 2017. Book review forum: Nature, Choice and Social Power by Erica Schoenberger. AAG Review of Books 5 (1): 62-73.
Himley, M. 2015. Review of Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: Evidence from South America by Anthony Bebbington (ed.). Conservation and Society 13 (3): 321-322.
Himley, M. 2015. Review of Unearthing Conflict: Corporate Mining, Activism, and Expertise in Peru by Fabiana Li. The Extractive Industries and Society 2 (4): 840-841.
Himley, M. 2014. Review of Mining for the Nation: The Politics of Chile's Coal Communities from the Popular Front to the Cold War by Jody Pavilack. Labor History 55 (2): 248-249.
Himley, M. 2017. Environment and development. In The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, eds. D. Richardson, N. Castree, M. F. Goodchild, A Kobayashi, W. Liu, and R. A. Marston, 1-12. Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118786352.
Himley, M. 2016. Mining, property, and the reordering of socionatural relations in Peru. In Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction, eds. K. Deonandan and M. L. Dougherty, 208-226. New York: Routledge.
Himley, M. 2014. Los límites de la solución tecnológica: Minería, agua y poder en el Perú. In Minería, Agua y Justicia Social en los Andes: Experiencias Comparativas de Perú y Bolivia, ed. T. Perreault, 59-79. Cuzco, Peru and La Paz, Bolivia: Centro Bartolomé de las Casas and Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia.
Himley, M. 2012. Mining (Andes). In The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 8: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability, eds. S. G. Beavis, M. Dougherty, and T. Gonzales, 166-169. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Himley, M. 2014. Mining history: Mobilizing the past in struggles over mineral extraction in Peru. Geographical Review 104 (2): 174-191.
Himley, M. 2014. Monitoring the impacts of extraction: Science and participation in the governance of mining in Peru. Environment and Planning A 46 (5): 1069-1087.
Himley, M. 2013. Regularizing extraction in Andean Peru: Mining and social mobilization in an age of corporate social responsibility. Antipode 45 (2): 394-416.
Himley, M. 2011. El género y la edad frente a las reconfiguraciones en los medios de subsistencia originadas por la minería en el Perú. Apuntes: Revista de Ciencias Sociales 68: 7-35. (Part of special issue “Minería e Impacto Social”)
Himley, M. 2010. Global mining and the uneasy neoliberalization of sustainable development. Sustainability 2 (10): 3270-3290. (Part of special issue “Political Economy and Sustainability”)
2016. Panelist, "Author-meets-critics: Erica Schoenberger's Nature, Choice and Social Power," discussion panel session at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April
2016. Panelist, "Critical environmental governance I: Power and politics in the material world," discussion panel session at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April
2015. “Selectively integrated: Mining and development in late-19th-century Peru,” paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April
2015. “Territorial knowledge: Resource science, development, and the nation in late-19th-century Peru,” paper presented at Augustana College (sponsored by Geography Department, Latin American Studies, and History Department), Rock Island, IL, April
2014. “Territorial knowledge: Resource science, development, and the nation in late-19th-century Peru,” paper presented at XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, May