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Joel Wainwright

Joel Wainwright

Joel Wainwright

Associate Professor | Department of Geography | College of Arts and Sciences


(614) 247-8746

1189 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Political Economy of Development
  • Environmental and Agrarian Change
  • Social Theory


  • (2003) Ph.D., Geography (minor in sustainable agriculture), University of Minnesota
  • (1998) M.A., Geography, University of Minnesota
  • (1995) B. A., (Honors), Environmental Studies, Bucknell University


Political Economy of Development, Environmental and Agrarian Change, Social Theory

Current Research:

Joel Wainwright studies political economy, development, social theory, and environmental change.

Courses Taught:

  • International Studies 5597.01- Introduction to Development Studies
  • Geography 3701-The Making of the Modern World
  • Geography 5801- Environmental Conservation
  • Geography 5700-Geography of Development
  • Geography Graduate Seminars in human geography and social theory

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