Professor Elizabeth Havice, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Elizabeth Havice is an economic and environmental geographer with interests that draw together political economy, development studies and environmental politics. Most broadly, she is interested in the governance of multi-scalar intersections among states, firms, non-governmental organizations and nature in the global economy. To understand these intersections, she studies a range of governance structures including global value chains, economic policy, the law, resource management institutions, resource extraction practices and conservation efforts. Many of her projects take marine resources and marine spaces as a lens because their significance in geopolitics, international trade, food production and food security, and social processes that underlie their production (e.g. property relations, labor relations, conservation and management) enable her to explore the interplay between the economy and the environment at and between multiple scales and sites. This includes, for example, sites at sea, international policy organizations, inside of processing plants and in consumer markets.