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Robin Joy Roth

Department of Geography

Associate Professor
 
Office: N407 Ross Building
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 22491
Emailrothr@yorku.ca
 
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   Area of Specialization

Geography



Degrees

Ph.D., Geography, Clark University
B.A. Honours, Geography , University of Victoria

Professional Leadership

Board Member. Social Science Working Group, Society of Conservation Biology. Elected July 2009 for 09-11 term.

Peer Reviewer for Society of Conservation Biology Annual Meeting Bejiing June 2009.

Editor of York Center of Asia Research Working Paper Series 2007-2009.

Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for Cornell Conference: Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics. March 2-5, 2006.

Peer Reviewer for the following journals: Conservation Biology, Gender Place and Culture, Ecology and Society, Geoforum, Human Organization, Conservation and Society, Antipode, Human Ecology, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Progress in Human Geography

Peer Reviewer for SSHRC Standard Research Grants 2009

Memberships:

2000- present Association of American Geographers
2003- present Canadian Association of Geographers
2004- present Canadian Association of Asian Studies
2006- present Society of Conservation Biology
2006- present Social Science Working Group of the Society of Conservation Biology

Community Contributions

November 26th, 2008. A series of interviews on CBC (St John’s, St. John, Calgary, Charlottetown and Quebec) regarding recent political turmoil in Thailand.

May 7th 2007. A publically held discussion at Gallery 44 with photographer Liza Nguyen on her showing titled “Souvenirs of Vietnam”. CONTACT Photography Festival.


Research Interests

political ecology of conservation; environmental conflict; sustainable livelihoods; indigenous environmental governance; highland Southeast Asia

Selected Publications

Morris-Jung, J. and R. Roth (2010) The Blurred Boundaries of Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement: The Case of Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 29(2-3), 15 pages

Roth, R. (2009) The Challenges of Mapping Complex Indigenous Spatiality: from Abstract Space to Dwelling Space. Cultural Geographies 16: 207-227.

Roth, R. (2008) Fixed in the Forest: The spatiality of conservation conflict in Thailand. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 98(2) Pp 373-391.

Roth, R. (2007) . Two-dimensional maps in multi-dimensional worlds: A case of community-based mapping in Northern Thailand. Geoforum. 38(1) Pp 49-59

Rocheleau, D. and R. Roth (2007) Rooted Networks, Relational Webs and Powers of Connection: Rethinking Human and Political Ecologies. Geoforum. 38(2) Pp 433-437

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Book Chapters

Roth, R. (2001) . A Self-Reflective Exploration Into Development Research. In Moss, P (ed) Placing Autobiography In Geography. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. Pp121-137.

Journal Articles

Morris-Jung, J. and R. Roth (2010) The Blurred Boundaries of Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement: The Case of Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 29(2-3), 15 pages

Roth, R. (2009) The Challenges of Mapping Complex Indigenous Spatiality: from Abstract Space to Dwelling Space. Cultural Geographies 16: 207-227.

Roth, R. (2008) Fixed in the Forest: The spatiality of conservation conflict in Thailand. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 98(2) Pp 373-391.

Roth, R. (2007) . Two-dimensional maps in multi-dimensional worlds: A case of community-based mapping in Northern Thailand. Geoforum. 38(1) Pp 49-59

Rocheleau, D. and R. Roth (2007) Rooted Networks, Relational Webs and Powers of Connection: Rethinking Human and Political Ecologies. Geoforum. 38(2) Pp 433-437

Roth, R. (2004) Spatial organization of environmental knowledge: conservation conflicts in the inhabited forest of northern Thailand. Ecology and Society 9(3): 5. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss3/art5 20 pages

Roth, R. (2004) On the Colonial Margins and In the Global Hotspot: Forest Conflict in Highland Thailand. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 45(1):13-32.

Conference Papers

Roth, R. “Flowers, Coffee and Tourists: emerging market opportunities inside Thai National Parks”. Canadian Southeast Asia Studies Conference. Vancouver, October 15-17, 2009.

Roth, R. “Response, resistance and resignation: livelihood struggles inside a National Park in Northern Thailand” Canadian Association of Geographers Meeting. Ottawa, May 26-29th, 2009.

Roth, R. “Constrained by conservation, liberated by capitalism? Conservation-induced livelihood change in Northern Thailand” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, USA, March 22-29.

Roth, R. “Constrained by conservation, liberated by capitalism? Conservation-induced livelihood change in Northern Thailand” Society of Conservation Biology Meetings. Chattanooga TN, USA July 13-16 2008.

Roth, R. “Market Mania: an investigation into the increasing use of markets for conservation and livelihood security”. International Agroforestry Education Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 24-26 October 2007.

Roth, R. “Constrained by Conservation: the bounded territories and rooted networks of livelihood change in Northern Thailand” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. April 17-21st 2007.

Roth, R. "The Challenge of Mapping Complex Indigenous Spatiality: From Abstract Space to Dwelling Space." Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics. Cornell University. March 2-5, 2006.

Roth, R. "The Neoliberalization of Conservation: How some are hoping markets will solve the park-people dilemma" Canadian Council of Southeast Asian Studies. York University. October 14-16th 2005.

Roth, R. “From Cartesian Space to Dwelling Space: the potential of GIS to address the community-mapping dilemma” AAG Denver April 5-9 2005.

Roth, R. “Two Dimensional Maps in Multidimensional Worlds.” The International Association of Common Property Meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico. Aug 9-13th 2004.

Roth, R. “Colonial margins and global hotspots: the past and present of forest management in Thailand.” The Politics of the Commons IASCP meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand July 2003.

Roth, R. “The Fault of 2D Spatial Logic: The Re-Organization of Inhabited Forest Landscapes in Northern Thailand”. Presented at the Society of Conservation Biology Annual Meeting. July 2002. Canterbury, England.

Roth, R. “Shifting Notions of Space: Implications for Protected Areas Strategies”. Presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh. April 1999.

Professional Journal Articles

Roth, R. (2004) Conceptual Consistency to Conceptual Clarity: The situating of concepts and terms for analytical strength. CPR Digest. Pp 9-10.

Book Reviews

Roth, R 2006. Book Review of ‘Political Ecology’ by Paul Robbins. Canadian Geographer 50(1) Pp 135-6.

Roth, R 2005. Book Review of ‘Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour’. By Jim Glassman. Geographical Review 95(1) Pp 160-162.

Roth, R 2001. Book Review of ‘Shady Practices: Agroforestry and Gender Politics in The Gambia’ by Richard A. Schroeder. Economic Geography. 77(1) Pp 86.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/GEOG1000 6.0  The World Today: An Introduction to World Geography LECT Course Website 
Fall 2014 AP/GEOG2030 3.0  The End of the Earth as We Know It: Global Environmental Change BLEN Course Website 


Area of Specialization

Geography


Degrees

Ph.D., Geography, Clark University
B.A. Honours, Geography , University of Victoria

Professional Leadership

Board Member. Social Science Working Group, Society of Conservation Biology. Elected July 2009 for 09-11 term.

Peer Reviewer for Society of Conservation Biology Annual Meeting Bejiing June 2009.

Editor of York Center of Asia Research Working Paper Series 2007-2009.

Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for Cornell Conference: Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics. March 2-5, 2006.

Peer Reviewer for the following journals: Conservation Biology, Gender Place and Culture, Ecology and Society, Geoforum, Human Organization, Conservation and Society, Antipode, Human Ecology, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Progress in Human Geography

Peer Reviewer for SSHRC Standard Research Grants 2009

Memberships:

2000- present Association of American Geographers
2003- present Canadian Association of Geographers
2004- present Canadian Association of Asian Studies
2006- present Society of Conservation Biology
2006- present Social Science Working Group of the Society of Conservation Biology

Community Contributions

November 26th, 2008. A series of interviews on CBC (St John’s, St. John, Calgary, Charlottetown and Quebec) regarding recent political turmoil in Thailand.

May 7th 2007. A publically held discussion at Gallery 44 with photographer Liza Nguyen on her showing titled “Souvenirs of Vietnam”. CONTACT Photography Festival.


Research Interests:

political ecology of conservation; environmental conflict; sustainable livelihoods; indigenous environmental governance; highland Southeast Asia

Selected Publications

Morris-Jung, J. and R. Roth (2010) The Blurred Boundaries of Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement: The Case of Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 29(2-3), 15 pages

Roth, R. (2009) The Challenges of Mapping Complex Indigenous Spatiality: from Abstract Space to Dwelling Space. Cultural Geographies 16: 207-227.

Roth, R. (2008) Fixed in the Forest: The spatiality of conservation conflict in Thailand. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 98(2) Pp 373-391.

Roth, R. (2007) . Two-dimensional maps in multi-dimensional worlds: A case of community-based mapping in Northern Thailand. Geoforum. 38(1) Pp 49-59

Rocheleau, D. and R. Roth (2007) Rooted Networks, Relational Webs and Powers of Connection: Rethinking Human and Political Ecologies. Geoforum. 38(2) Pp 433-437

All Publications

Book Chapters

Roth, R. (2001) . A Self-Reflective Exploration Into Development Research. In Moss, P (ed) Placing Autobiography In Geography. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. Pp121-137.

Journal Articles

Morris-Jung, J. and R. Roth (2010) The Blurred Boundaries of Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement: The Case of Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 29(2-3), 15 pages

Roth, R. (2009) The Challenges of Mapping Complex Indigenous Spatiality: from Abstract Space to Dwelling Space. Cultural Geographies 16: 207-227.

Roth, R. (2008) Fixed in the Forest: The spatiality of conservation conflict in Thailand. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 98(2) Pp 373-391.

Roth, R. (2007) . Two-dimensional maps in multi-dimensional worlds: A case of community-based mapping in Northern Thailand. Geoforum. 38(1) Pp 49-59

Rocheleau, D. and R. Roth (2007) Rooted Networks, Relational Webs and Powers of Connection: Rethinking Human and Political Ecologies. Geoforum. 38(2) Pp 433-437

Roth, R. (2004) Spatial organization of environmental knowledge: conservation conflicts in the inhabited forest of northern Thailand. Ecology and Society 9(3): 5. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss3/art5 20 pages

Roth, R. (2004) On the Colonial Margins and In the Global Hotspot: Forest Conflict in Highland Thailand. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 45(1):13-32.

Conference Papers

Roth, R. “Flowers, Coffee and Tourists: emerging market opportunities inside Thai National Parks”. Canadian Southeast Asia Studies Conference. Vancouver, October 15-17, 2009.

Roth, R. “Response, resistance and resignation: livelihood struggles inside a National Park in Northern Thailand” Canadian Association of Geographers Meeting. Ottawa, May 26-29th, 2009.

Roth, R. “Constrained by conservation, liberated by capitalism? Conservation-induced livelihood change in Northern Thailand” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, USA, March 22-29.

Roth, R. “Constrained by conservation, liberated by capitalism? Conservation-induced livelihood change in Northern Thailand” Society of Conservation Biology Meetings. Chattanooga TN, USA July 13-16 2008.

Roth, R. “Market Mania: an investigation into the increasing use of markets for conservation and livelihood security”. International Agroforestry Education Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 24-26 October 2007.

Roth, R. “Constrained by Conservation: the bounded territories and rooted networks of livelihood change in Northern Thailand” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. April 17-21st 2007.

Roth, R. "The Challenge of Mapping Complex Indigenous Spatiality: From Abstract Space to Dwelling Space." Indigenous Cartography and Representational Politics. Cornell University. March 2-5, 2006.

Roth, R. "The Neoliberalization of Conservation: How some are hoping markets will solve the park-people dilemma" Canadian Council of Southeast Asian Studies. York University. October 14-16th 2005.

Roth, R. “From Cartesian Space to Dwelling Space: the potential of GIS to address the community-mapping dilemma” AAG Denver April 5-9 2005.

Roth, R. “Two Dimensional Maps in Multidimensional Worlds.” The International Association of Common Property Meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico. Aug 9-13th 2004.

Roth, R. “Colonial margins and global hotspots: the past and present of forest management in Thailand.” The Politics of the Commons IASCP meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand July 2003.

Roth, R. “The Fault of 2D Spatial Logic: The Re-Organization of Inhabited Forest Landscapes in Northern Thailand”. Presented at the Society of Conservation Biology Annual Meeting. July 2002. Canterbury, England.

Roth, R. “Shifting Notions of Space: Implications for Protected Areas Strategies”. Presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh. April 1999.

Professional Journal Articles

Roth, R. (2004) Conceptual Consistency to Conceptual Clarity: The situating of concepts and terms for analytical strength. CPR Digest. Pp 9-10.

Book Reviews

Roth, R 2006. Book Review of ‘Political Ecology’ by Paul Robbins. Canadian Geographer 50(1) Pp 135-6.

Roth, R 2005. Book Review of ‘Thailand at the Margins: Internationalization of the State and the Transformation of Labour’. By Jim Glassman. Geographical Review 95(1) Pp 160-162.

Roth, R 2001. Book Review of ‘Shady Practices: Agroforestry and Gender Politics in The Gambia’ by Richard A. Schroeder. Economic Geography. 77(1) Pp 86.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/GEOG1000 6.0  The World Today: An Introduction to World Geography LECT Course Website 
Fall 2014 AP/GEOG2030 3.0  The End of the Earth as We Know It: Global Environmental Change BLEN Course Website