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David Carruthers has taught at SDSU since 1995, when he received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Oregon. He has undergraduate degrees in Latin American Studies and Sociology from Southern Oregon University, including a year at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. His research has focused on the political ecology of Latin America, especially Mexico, the US-Mexico border region, and Chile, with substantive expertise on environmental justice, indigenous movements, agriculture, and sustainable development. He edited the book Environmental Justice in Latin America (MIT, 2008), and has published in Urban Affairs Review, Global Environmental Politics, Society and Natural Resources, Environmental Politics, Third World Quarterly and other journals, and in book chapters and Spanish-language publications. He collaborated with colleague Kristen Hill Maher in a multifaceted study of inequality and place stigma in the San Diego-Tijuana border city relationship: Unequal Neighbors: Place Stigma and the Making of a Local Border (Oxford University Press, 2021), and is currently studying the ecology of tourism in the northern Baja California region. He regularly teaches Politics of the Environment, Mexican Politics, US-Latin American Relations, Political Ecology of Latin America, and graduate seminars on Latin American politics and Developing Nations. When he’s not staring at a computer or a book, Carruthers enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, cooking, and listening to many kinds of music.