Margaret Wilder

Associate Professor

School of Geography, Development & Environment (SGDE) and Center for Latin American Studies (LAS)

Affiliated Faculty, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Executive Committee, Arid Lands Resource Sciences (ALRS)

I am a human-environment geographer and political ecologist jointly-appointed in the School of Geography and Development and the Center for Latin American Studies.

My main  research interests are in critical water governance, transboundary climate vulnerability and adaptation, water equity and security, and water and climate justice. I primarily work in the interior of Mexico and the US-Mexico border region, and in the southwestern US, and have interests in Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, and Panama) as well. 

I love to teach undergraduates and advise graduate students. My courses include:

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies (EVS 260) (in-person and online)
  • Understanding Mexico Today (LAS 150B2)
  • Geography of Mexico (GEOG/LAS 311A))
  • Human Rights, Immigration Enforcement, & the U.S.-Mexico Border (LAS/GEOG 365)
  • U.S.-Mexico Border: Politics, Society, & Environment (400/500)
  • Research Design (GEOG 500)