Lucas Belury

Ph.D. Student

My research focuses on the intersection between environmental racism and racial capitalism along the US-Mexico border. For my MS thesis I focused on adaptive flood strategies in the colonias of the Rio Grande valley. My work engages with disaster capitalism, public health, solidarity economies, Voluntary GIS and knowledge co-production. 

Other projects included queer archival research in South Texas and informal migration finance in Latin America. 

I principally collaborate with Drs. Mark Kear and Beth Tellman, but I look forward to engaging with a variety of scholars at the University of Arizona and elsewhere!