Elizabeth Johnson
HASS Research Fellow


Elizabeth’s research focuses on human-nonhuman interactions and geographies of nature and the biosciences. She is currently exploring emerging intersections of biology and technological engineering, with particular attention to newly redefined roles of biological knowledge as an ‘inspirational’ resource for commercial production and military technologies. Elizabeth began her career as a geographer at Clark University, where she received her BA in 2001. After two years teaching in Chongqing, China, she returned to the US to complete a master’s degree and doctorate from the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota. Before arriving at Exeter, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Elizabeth joined Exeter Geography in the fall of 2013 as a HASS Fellow with the Science, Technology, and Research Cluster. She is also part of the Natures, Materialities, and Biopolitics (NAMBIO) research group.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Nature & Society
  • More-than-human Geographies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Bioeconomies
  • Human-Animal Studies and Ethics
  • Political Geographies & Geopolitics


BA (Hons), Geography, Clark University
MA, Geography, University of Minnesota
PhD, Geography, University of Minnesota

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 3337
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University of Exeter
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