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Traci Brynne Voyles - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Traci Brynne Voyles Traci Brynne Voyles

Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Traci Brynne Voyles is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Voyles received her PhD in ethnic studies from the University of California San Diego in 2010, and was a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of California, Davis in 2011 as part of the Andrew Mellon Environments and Societies Research Initiative. Her current book project the environmental and cultural history of southern California’s Salton Sea (tentatively titled Bound For the Sky: The Salton Sea and the Impossibilities of American Environmentalism in the Borderlands). Voyles’ research interests revolve around environmental justice, environmental history, race, gender, and sexuality.

Education (3)

University of California at San Diego: Ph.D., Ethnic Studies 2010

University of California at San Diego: M.A., Ethnic Studies

University of Colorado at Boulder: B.A., Ethnic Studies 2003

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Areas of Expertise (8)

Environmental History Environmental Justice Women's History Feminist Theory Gender Studies Ecofeminism Comparative Ethnic Studies Native American & Indigenous Studies

Affiliations (4)

  • Western History Association
  • American Studies Association
  • American Society of Environmental Historians
  • National Women's Studies Association

Courses (5)

Women and Environmental Justice

Women and Environmental Justice

Women’s Studies Senior Seminar

Women’s Studies Senior Seminar

Gender, Race, and Environmental Health

Gender, Race, and Environmental Health

Introduction to Gender Studies

Introduction to Gender Studies

Women and Gender in California History, 1769-present

Women and Gender in California History, 1769-present

Articles (3)

Environmentalism in the Interstices: California’s Salton Sea and the Borderlands of Nature and Culture Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities

“Environmentalism in the Interstices: California’s Salton Sea and the Borderlands of Nature and Culture,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, May 2016

The Salton Sea, Environmental Invalid: Gendered Politics of Validity, Pollution, and Sacrifice in the Colorado Desert Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

“The Salton Sea, Environmental Invalid: Gendered Politics of Validity, Pollution, and Sacrifice in the Colorado Desert” Sarah Jaquette Ray and JC Sibara, Eds., Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities, University of Nebraska Press, 2016

Intimate Cartographies: The Cultivation of Federal Knowledge of Navajo Land and Bodies through Soil Erosion Control American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons

“Intimate Cartographies: The Cultivation of Federal Knowledge of Navajo Land and Bodies through Soil Erosion Control,” Joni Adamson and Kimberly Ruffin, Eds., American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons, Rutledge, 2013

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