Editorial Advisory Board, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geography
2004-Present Chair, Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, Theme on Culture and Conservation, IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
2002-2004 Chair, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers
Diaspora Studies and Transnationalism
Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development
Restructuring of Biodiversity Conservation
New cultural ecologies of consumption
Cultural Identity in Northern Pakistan
Awards & Grants
2008 SSHRC Grants in Aid of Workshops and Conferences. $18, 000.
2008 The Christensen Fund, Werner Gren Foundation, National Science Foundation (with Eleanor Sterling, American Museum of Natural History, Luisa Maffi, Terra Lingua) $180, 000.
2007 University of Toronto Connaught New Staff Matching Grant. $55, 026.
(2012) (with Catherine Corson) Enclosing the Global Commons: the Convention on Biological Diversity and Green Grabbing. Journal of Peasant Studies, 39(2) 263-283
(2012) (with Catherine Corson) ‘TEEB Begins Now’ A Virtual Moment in the Production of Natural Capital. Development and Change 43(1) 159-184.
(2010 Business, Biodiversity and New ‘Fields’ of Conservation: The World Conservation Congress and the Renegotiation of Organizational Order. Conservation and Society, 8(5) 256-275.
(2010) Landscapes of Diversity: Development and Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in Subsistence Agroecosystems of Northern Pakistan, In Kugelman, M. (ed) Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity. Washington D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
2010 The Devil is in the (bio) Diversity: Private Sector 'Engagement' and the Restructuring of Biodiversity Conservation. Antipode, 42(3), 512-49.
2008 Environmental Degradation, Social Marginalization and the Institutional Dynamics of Vulnerability in the October 8, 2005 Earthquake, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Final Research Report to the International Development Research Center.
2006 Memories of Tibet: Transnationalism, Transcultural ant the Cultural Politics of Identity Production in Northern Pakistan, India Review 5(2), 190-219.
2005 "Global Hunting Grounds: Power, Scale and Ecology in the Negotiation of Conservation". Cultural Geographies 12(3), 259-291.