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 Environmental Governance in Latin America by Fábio de Castro, Barbara Hogenboom, and Michiel Baud (eds.). Latin American Politics and Society 59 (2): 165-168.
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. 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. 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. 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”)
2017. “Making minerals modern: Science, legibility, and mining in late-19th-century Peru,” paper presented at XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Peru, April
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