Associate Professor
Trinity University, BA
New School for Social Research, MA
University of Texas, Austin, 1999, MA, PhD


I bring the insights of feminist political ecology and the sensibilities of an ethnographer to bear on nature conservation, border security, and militarization. My work seeks to foster conversations between feminist geopolitics, critical race theory, posthumanism, political ecology, and Latin American Studies. My current project examines the environmental dimensions of United States’ border security policies in the United States-Mexico borderlands, with a specific focus on protected areas like national wildlife refuges.


DAIGLE, M. and SUNDBERG, J. 2017 ‘From where we stand: unsettling geographical knowledges in the classroom’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42(3), 338-341



SUNDBERG, J. 2015 ‘The State of Exception and the Imperial Way of Life in the United States—Mexico Borderlands’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 33(2), 209-228

COLLARD, R., DEMPSEY, J. and SUNDBERG, J. 2015 ‘A Manifesto for Abundant Futures’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105(2), 322-330                



SUNDBERG, J. 2014 ‘Decolonizing posthumanist geographies’ cultural geographies 21(1), 33–47


Winter 2019

GEOG121 Geography, Environment and Globalization Sections

Human geography of the modern world with particular attention to human-environment relationships, urbanization, and regional growth; trade and communications; environment and war; environmental governance and sustainability.

Winter 2019

GEOG525 Cultures of Nature in Contemporary Political Ecologies Sections

Winter 2019

GEOG495 Geographies of Social Movements in the Americas Sections

The politics of North-South solidarity in theory and practice through community service learning models.