Jennifer F. Brewer

Associate Professor
Geography
Affiliate Faculty
Courtesy Faculty
Office: Geography, Huddleston Hall, Durham, NH 03824
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Jennifer Brewer is a faculty member in the Master of Public Policy Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography. As a political ecologist, her research focuses on human-environment relations and environmental governance, particularly in marine fisheries.  Her research asks how decision processes can simultaneously sustain natural resources and augment public capacities for civic engagement. Her projects have spanned community- and market-based co-management models, incorporating field data collection with qualitative and quantitative analyses. She especially enjoys working with interdisciplinary and international research teams that link scholarship to policy.

Jennifer holds a doctorate in Human Geography from Clark Graduate School of Geography, a Master of Science in Marine Policy from the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She previously held a joint appointment at East Carolina University in the Department of Geography and Institute for Coastal Science and Policy. She has also worked at the National Academy of Sciences, US House of Representatives, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and in the non-profit sector. She holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Florida Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, Clark University
  • M.S., Marine Policy, University of Maine
  • B.A., Art & Society, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 405: Human-Environment Geography
  • GEOG 572: Geog of Natural Environment
  • GEOG 590: Field Research
  • GEOG 650: Field Methods in Geography
  • GEOG 673: Political Ecology
  • GEOG 695: Internship
  • PPOL 906: Fundamentals Policy Analysis

Selected Publications

Cantor, A., Stoddard, E., Rocheleau, D., Brewer, J. F., Roth, R., Birkenholtz, T., . . . Nirmal, P. (2018). Putting Rooted Networks into Practice. ACME-AN INTERNATIONAL E-JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES, 17(4), 958-987. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Brewer, J. F., Molton, K., Alden, R., & Guenther, C. (2017). Accountability, transformative learning, and alternate futures for New England groundfish catch shares. Marine Policy, 80, 113-122. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.09.015

Brewer, J. (2017). Actualizing marine policy engagement. Dialogues in Human Geography, 7(1), 45-49. doi:10.1177/2043820617691648

Brewer, J. F., Springuel, N., Wilson, J., Alden, R., Morse, D., Schmitt, C., . . . Brady, D. (2017). Engagement in a Public Forum: Knowledge, Action, and Cosmopolitanism. Antipode, 49(2), 273-293. doi:10.1111/anti.12270

Brewer, J. F., & Watts, N. S. J. (2016). Mending the Net: Property and Markets in Fisheries Policy for Less-Developed Contexts. Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 19(4), 269-283. doi:10.1080/13880292.2016.1248637

Brewer, J. F. (2014). Hog Daddy and the Walls of Steel: Catch Shares and Ecosystem Change in the New England Groundfishery. Society & Natural Resources, 27(7), 724-741. doi:10.1080/08941920.2014.905811

Brewer, J. F. (2013). From Experiential Knowledge to Public Participation: Social Learning at the Community Fisheries Action Roundtable. Environmental Management, 52(2), 321-334. doi:10.1007/s00267-013-0059-z

Brewer, J. F. (2012). Don't Fence Me In: Boundaries, Policy, and Deliberation in Maine's Lobster Commons. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(2), 383-402. doi:10.1080/00045608.2011.641889

Brewer, J. F. (2012). Revisiting Maine's lobster commons: rescaling political subjects. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE COMMONS, 6(2), 319-343. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Brewer, J. F. (2011). Paper Fish and Policy Conflict: Catch Shares and Ecosystem-Based Management in Maine's Groundfishery. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, 16(1). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Most Cited Publications