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Matthew Taylor

Professor

What I do

I conduct field-based research in Latin America in teams of international students and faculty. I teach what I research. That is, I teach classes that revolve around field-based research in Latin America. Soy un academico compremetido -- meaning that I am committed to the communities with whom I do research. This commitment spans decades of working with specific communities in Latin America to improve their lives. http://portfolio.du.edu/M.J.Taylor

Specialization(s)

Field research Latin America Human-environment relationships

Professional Biography

Matthew researches human-environment relationships in Latin America. All of his research is field based. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the world's most esteemed journals and edited books. He is in the field with students and faculty for many months every year. Join us!
http://portfolio.du.edu/M.J.Taylor

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Geography, Arizona State University, 2003
  • MS, Geography, Louisiana State University, 1996
  • BS, Geography & Spanish, Louisiana State University, 1993

Research

Matthew researches human-environment relationships in Latin America. All of his research is field based. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the world's most esteemed journals. He is in the field with students and faculty for many months every year. He actively mentors doctoral and masters students in their research endeavors. Join us for some good adventures in the field.

Featured Publications

McSweeney, K., Nielsen, E., Taylor, M. J., Wrathall, D., Pearson, Z., Wang, O., & Plumb, S. (2014). Drug policy as conservation policy: narco-deforestation. Science, 343, 489-490.
Taylor, M. J., Moran-Taylor, M. J., Castellanos, E., & Elias, S. (2011). Burning for Sustainability: Biomass Energy, International Migration, and the Move to Cleaner Fuels and Cookstoves in Guatemala. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(4), 918-928.
Pons Ganddini, D. A., Taylor, M. J., Griffin, D., Castellanos, E., & Anchukaitis, K. (2017). On the production of climate information in the high mountain forests of Guatemala. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 107(2), 323-335.
McCall, S., & Taylor, M. J. (2018). Nicaragua's "Grand" Canal: Cuento Chino? Rhetoric and field-based evidence on the Chinese Presence in Nicaragua. Journal of Latin American Geography, 17(2), 191-208.
Taylor, M. J. (2011). Viviendo en “Aquellos Tiempos” en Ixcán, Guatemala: La Violencia y la Vida en las PAC. Mesoamérica, 53, 157-188.

Awards

  • William T. Driscoll 2013 Master Educator Award, University of Denver
  • DU Public Good Fellow, The Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, University of Denver