Ph.D. Geography & Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University 2011.  Thesis Title: Women weathering the climate: Gendered knowledge and adaptive capacities in central Mexico

M.S. Geography & Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University 2006.  Thesis title: Financing solidarity, peddling paradox: The possibilities and perils of a feminist approach to microfinance in Bolivia.

B.A. Sociology, George Mason University 2000.


Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment, East Carolina University, 2014-present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Morelia, Mexico 2013-2014

Lecturer, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2011-2012

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, summer 2010 and 2011



Bee, B.A. and Sijapati Basnett, B. (in press). En-gendering social and environmental safeguards in REDD+: Lessons from feminist and development research. Third World Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2016.1191342.

Bee, BA. 2016. Power, perception, and adaptation: Exploring women’s socio-environmental risk perception in northern Guanajuato, Mexico. Geoforum, 59, 71-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.12.006.

Bee, B.A., Rice, J. and Trauger A.  2015.  A feminist approach to climate change governance: Everyday and intimate politicsGeography Compass, 9(6): 339-350. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12218.

Bee, B.  2014.  “Si no comemos tortilla, no vivimos”: Women, climate change, and food security in central MexicoAgriculture and Human Values 4(31), 607-620.  DOI: 10.1007/s10460-014-9503-9.

Skutsch, M., Mas, J. F., Bocco, G., Bee, B., Cuevas, G., & Gao, Y. 2014.  Deforestation and land tenure in mexico: A response to Bonilla-Moheno et al. Land use Policy, 39(2014), 390-396.  DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.11.013.

Rothman D.S., Romero-Lankao P., Schweizer V.L., Bee B.A. 2013.  Challenges to adaptation: A fundamental concept for a new generation of socio-economic scenarios. Climatic Change, 122(3), 495-507. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0907-0.

Bee, B.A.  2013.  Who reaps what is sown? A feminist inquiry into climate change adaptation in two Mexican ejidos. ACME: An International E-journal for Critical Geographies, 12(1): 131-154.

Bee, B.A.  2011. Gender, solidarity, and the paradox of microfinance: Reflections from Bolivia.. Gender, Place and Culture, 18(1): 23-43.  DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2011.535298.

Chapters, reviews, and reports

Bee, B.A. 2016. Invited review of “Global Perspectives on Gender and Space” edited by Ann M. Oberhauser and Ibipo Jonston-Anumonwo, Economic Geography, In Press.

Bee, B.A. 2016. Invited review of “Dreaming of Dryland” by Vera S. Candiani, Social and Cultural Geography, 17(2).

Bee, B.  2014.  Review of “Training manual on gender and climate change” edited by Lorena Aguilar, Hypatia, 29(3).

Skutsch, M., Bee, B., Gao, Y.  2013.  Deforestation and degradation in REDD+: The cases of Jalisco and the Yucatan Peninsula.  A preliminary report to the Mexico-Norway Project. Morelia, Mexico: UNAM.

Bee B, Biermann M, Tschakert P.  2012.  Rights-based approaches for addressing gender inequities in climate change adaptation.  In Research, action, and policy: Addressing the gendered impacts of climate change. Margaret Alston and Kerri Whittenbury (eds), Springer Publications: New York, NY.

Bee, B. 2012.  Review of “Food Security and Global Environmental Change” edited by John Ingram, Polly Ericksen and Diana Liverman, Area, 44(1), 126-127.

Bee, B.  2010.  Making space: Gender in climate change researchSociety for Applied Anthropology News, 21 (3).


2014  Professional Development Award, Fostering Civic Engagement in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Thomas Harriott College of Arts and Sciences, East Carolina University.

2010-2011,AAUW Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women, Washington, DC

2010 SWG Dissertation Fellowship, Society for Woman Geographers, Washington, DC

2010 Thomas F. Morgan Graduate Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts, Penn State University

2011  Graduate Exhibition, first place, Graduate School, Pennsylvania State University

2010  Susan Hanson Dissertation Proposal Award, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group of the AAG, Washington, DC,

2010 Dissertation Support Grant, College of Liberal Arts, Penn State University

2009  E. Miller Paper Award for Outstanding Geography Scholarship, Department of Geography, Penn State University

2008 Academic Enrichment Award, Department of Geography, Penn State University

2007  Rodney Erickson Award for Academic Enrichment,  College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University

2007  Graduate Student Travel Grant,  Women’s Studies Department, Penn State University

2005 Academic Enrichment Award, Department of Geography, Penn State University

2005 Foundation for Sustainable Development, Project title: Supporting the Safety and Self-Sufficiency of Women in Cochabamba, Bolivia 


2015    Knowledge, power and climate change: A feminist political ecology perspective from central Mexico. Department of Geography Seminar Series, University of Idaho

2015.  A Feminist Epistemology of Climate Change Governance: Everyday and Intimate Politics. Women’s Studies Colloquium (Jennifer Rice and Amy Trauger co-authors). University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012. Gender integration in research and action in the CRP6: Key issues and considerations in program design and implementation.   CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia

2012. Women weathering the climate: Gender and adaptive capacities in central Mexico.   CIAT Headquarters, Cali, Colombia

2012. Gender, knowledge, and climate change adaptation: A feminist analysis.   Department of Geography Spring Colloquium Series, University of Denver, CO

2011. Women’s work: Gendered knowledge production and adaptation in Mexico.  Gender Justice and Global Climate Change research collaborative, WUN, online

2011. Gender, population, and climate change: Untangling the trinity.  Sustainable International Development Institute’s Population Series, University of Denver, CO

2007. Se Vende Paradojas: Conceptos de Comunidad y Racionalidad en Microfinanza.   Symposium on Gender in Latin America, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City


Paper and panel presentations

2016    Mapping gendered terrain: The benefits and tradeoffs of gender resource maps in qualitative research. American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA

2016    Producing and promoting REDD+: A case study from Mexico. Accepted for presentation at ENTITLE Conference: Undisciplined Environments, Stockholm, Sweden

2015  La producción y promoción de género en un área de acción temprana de REDD+: Un análisis feminista. Género y medio ambiente: temas y debates actuales en Latinamérica, Mérida, Mexico (invited panelist)

2015  (Re)producing power and expertise in Mexico’s forests: A critical look at early REDD+ initiatives. EUGeo 2015, Budapest, Hungary

2015 En-gendering REDD+ safeguards: Lessons from feminist and development research (Bimbika S. Basnet co-author). Gender Relations and Increasing Inequality, University of East Anglia, UK.

2015 Gendered spaces of payment for environmental services: A critical look. 1o Congreso Internacional sobre Género y Espacio, Mexico City, Mexico.

2014 Land tenure, agrarian change and forest cover: The case of Mexico.  24th IUFRO World Congress, Salt Lake City, UT.

2014 Strategies for supporting well-being in the academy.  (Co-presenter with Kate Perizeau and Roberta Hawkins).  Feminist Geography Conference, Omaha, NE.

2013 Nested scenario meta-analyses to systematically address individual and societal consequences of climate change.  Impacts World 2013: International Conference on Climate Change Effects, Potsdam, Germany (Vanessa Schweizer, co-author) Not presenting.

2013 Feminist epistemology and the politics of adaptation: Exploring gender and adaptive capacities in central Mexico.  American Association of Geographers, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 Developing a framework for understanding challenges to adaptation.  NCAR Integrated Assessment Modeling Group Annual Meeting, (Dale Rothman and Vanessa Schweizer, co-authors), Boulder, CO.

2012 Women, gender, and climate change: what a gender lens offers. Panelist, Adaptation Futures: 2012 International Conference on Climate Change, Tucson, AZ.

2012 Who reaps what is sown?  A feminist analysis of climate change adaptation in central Mexico.  ICARUS III, New York, NY.

2011 Claiming gender justice for climate change adaptation: Reframing women’s roles in climate change adaptation policies and programs.  International Development Ethics Association, (Petra Tschakert and Maureen Biermann, co-authors), Bryn Mawr College, PA, Not presenting

2010 Gender, ethics, and justice at COP-16.  Invited panelist, United National Climate Change Conference COP-16, Cancun, Mexico.

2010 Vulnerability and change: Women’s adaptive capacities in central Mexico.  American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC.

2010 Women Weathering the Climate: A case study of land rights and adaptive capacity in central, Mexico.  Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Mexico.

2006 Political Ecology, Environmental Justice and Participatory Action Research: Bridging the Gaps in Gender and Environment. Critical Geography Conference, (Maureen Biermann, co-author), Athens, OH.

2006 Peddling paradoxes: Citizenship and Solidarity in Microfinance.  American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL.

2005 Supporting Women in Geography Organizations: Making Space for Connections.  American Association of Geographers, Denver, CO.

Session and panel organizing

2012 Panel co-organizer, Women, gender, and climate change: what a gender lens offers.  Adaptation Futures: International Conference on Climate Change, Tucson, AZ

2010 Session Co-Organizer and Chair, The new rurality of Mexico: Institutions, adaptations, and livelihoods.   American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC.

2008 Session Co-Chair and Organizer, Supporting Women in Geography.   American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA.

2006 Session Co-Chair, Feminist Geographies, Global Restructuring and Women’s Labor.  American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL


East Carolina University

Introduction to Geography (spring 2014, fall 2014); Gender, Environment and Development (fall 2014), Geographies of Global Climate Change (fall 2015)

 University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Gender and Population (fall 2011), Gender and Development (winter and spring 2012), Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (winter 2012), Development Geographies (spring 2012)

 Colorado State University, Department of Anthropology

Intro to Geography (summer 2010), Cultural Geography (summer 2011)

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography

Instructor of record: Geographic Perspectives of Sustainability (summer 2011), Intro to Cultural Geography (summer 2006)

Teaching assistant: Human Geography, Physical Geography, Cultural Geography, Political Geography

 Pennsylvania State University, Women’s Studies Department

Instructor of record: Introduction to Women’s Studies (spring 2008, service-learning course), Introduction to Women’s Studies (fall 2008-spring 2009, online)


Department & University Service

2014-present   International Studies Executive Committee, East Carolina University

2014-present   Advisory Committee, East Carolina University

2014-present   Social Committee, East Carolina University

2014-present   Writing Liaison, East Carolina University

2013                Panel moderator, X Coloquio Posgrado en Geografía, “Conflictos ambientales y morfología del paisaje”, Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, Morelia Michoacán

2010                Women in Science and Engineering Awards Committee Member, Penn State University

2008                Women’s Studies Graduate Organization Annual Conference Co-organizer, Penn State University

2007-2008       Treasurer, Women’s Studies Graduate Organization, Penn State University

2007-2008       Graduate Student Representative, Department of Geography, Penn State University

2005-2006       Secretary, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), Penn State University

Professional Service

2015-2017       Co-Chair, Geographical Perspectives on Women Specialty Group Awards Committee

2014                Planning Committee member, Feminist Geography Conference, University of Omaha, NE

2008                Geography Faculty Development Alliance, Participant, Boulder, CO


Journal manuscripts: AMBIO; Applied Geography; Agriculture and Human Values; Area; Caribbean Geography; Climate & Development; Gender, Place, and Culture; Geoforum; Sustainability

Research proposals: National Science Foundation


American Association of Geographers, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Latin American Studies Association, International Studies Association


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