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S_Jackson11-112x150Sara Jackson is currently a PhD candidate in York University’s Department of Geography. Her research interests are in the cultural geography and political ecology of natural resource extraction. Specifically, she is interested in the impacts of gold and copper mining in Mongolia’s booming Gobi Desert and how national identity and territory are shaped through resource extraction. She has taught English at the National University of Mongolia Department of Economic Studies and Geography at the Metropolitan State College of Denver Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Sara has published articles with Metropolis British Columbia and Outlook Magazine. She has an M.A. in Geography from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington. As a member of IRIS, Sara looks forward to help expanding York’s relationship with National University of Mongolia and contributing research that links thepractices of Canadian mining firms to cultural and ecological change in Mongolia.


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