Drs. Noella Gray, Roberta Hawkins, and Jennifer Silver are social scientists and faculty in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph.
We have individual and shared expertise that spans a range of topics, including: marine conservation and oceans governance; international development and aid; cause related marketing; fishing communities and fisheries management; and, media and environment. We employ innovative research methods and often publish within political ecology, economic geography, social and cultural geography, and feminist geography.
A selection of representative publications are listed below. As you will see, we enjoy collaborative work -- including with each other and our graduate students.
Gray, N.J. The Role of Boundary Organizations in Co-Management: Examining the Politics of Knowledge Integration in a Marine Protected Area in Belize. International Journal of the Commons.
Hawkins, R., and J.J. Silver. From selfie to #sealfie: Nature 2.0 and the digital cultural politics of an internationally contested resource. Geoforum.
Silver, J.J., and R. Hawkins. “I’m not trying to save fish, I’m trying to save dinner”: Media, celebrity and sustainable seafood as a solution to environmental limits. Geoforum.
Campbell, L.M., N.J. Gray, L. Fairbanks, J.J. Silver, R.L. Gruby, B. Dubik, X. Basurto. Global Oceans Governance: New and Emerging Issues. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 41(1).
Gray, N.J., Lisa M. Campbell, and Alexandra Meeker. Decommodifying neoliberal conservation? A political ecology of volunteer tourism in Costa Rica. In S. Nepal and J. Saarinen (Eds.), Political Ecology and Tourism, pp. 54-67. Routledge.
Gruby, R.L., N.J. Gray, L.M. Campbell, and L. Acton. Toward a Social Science Research Agenda for Large Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Letters 9(3): 153-163.
Hawkins, R. Shifting conceptualizations of ethical consumption: Cause-related marketing in India and the USA. Geoforum 67:172-182.
Mountz, A., A. Bonds, B. Mansfield, J. Loyd, J. Hyndman, M. Walton-Roberts, R. Basu, R. Whitson, R. Hawkins, T. Hamilton and W. Curran. For Slow Scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collaborative action in the neoliberal university. ACME 14(4): 1237-1259.
Silver, J.J., N.J. Gray, L.M. Campbell, L.W. Fairbanks, R.L. Gruby. Blue Economy and Competing Discourses in International Oceans Governance. Journal of Environment and Development 24(2): 135-160.
Valencia‐Fourcans, L., and R. Hawkins. Representations of Women in Microcredit Promotional Materials: The Case of Espoir Ecuador. Journal of International Development 28(4): 507-527.
Campbell, L.M., C. Corson, N.J. Gray, K.I. MacDonald, and J.P. Brosius. Collaborative Event Ethnography of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Global Environmental Politics 14(3): 1-20.
Gray, N.J., R.L. Gruby and L.M. Campbell. Boundary Objects and Global Consensus: Scalar Narratives of Marine Conservation in the Convention on Biological Diversity. Global Environmental Politics 14(3): 64-83.
Hawkins, R., and J. Emel. Paradoxes of ethically branded bottled water: constituting the solution to the world water crisis. Cultural Geographies 21(4): 727-743,
Silver, J.J. From fishing to farming: Shellfish aquaculture expansion and the complexities of ocean space on Canada's west coast. Applied Geography 54: 110-117.
Silver, J.J. Shellfish and coastal change: Pacific oysters and Manila clams in BC waters. BC Studies 181.
Campbell, L.M., N.J. Gray, L.W. Fairbanks, J.J. Silver and R.L. Gruby. Oceans at Rio+20. Conservation Letters 6(6): 439-447.
Silver, J.J. Neoliberalizing coastal space and subjects: On shellfish aquaculture projections, interventions and outcomes in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Rural Studies 32: 430-438.
Hawkins, R. A new frontier in development? The use of cause-related marketing by international development organisations. Third World Quarterly 33(10): 1783-1801.
Hawkins, R. Shopping to save lives: Gender and environment meets ethical consumption. Geoforum 43(4): 750-759.
Silver, J.J., Z.A. Meletis, and P. Vadi. 2012. Complex context: Aboriginal participation in hosting the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leisure Studies 31(3): 291-308.
Hawkins, R. One pack = one global motherhood? A feminist critique of ethical consumption. Gender, Place and Culture 18(2): 235-253.
Hawkins, R. and D. Ojeda D eds. Gender and environments: Critical traditions and new challenges. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29 (2): 237-253. With contributions by: K. Asher, B. Baptiste, L. Harris, S. Mollett, A. Nightingale, D. Rocheleau, J. Seager and F. Sultana.
Pinkerton, E. and J.J. Silver. Cadastralizing or coordinating the clam commons? Can competing community and government visions of wild and farmed fisheries be reconciled? Marine Policy 35 (1):63-72.
Gray, N.J. Sea Change: Exploring the International Effort to Promote Marine Protected Areas. Conservation and Society. 8(4): 331-338.
Campbell, L.M., J.J. Silver, N.J. Gray, S. Ranger, A. Broderick, T. Fisher, M.H. Godfrey, S. Gore, K.V.D. Hodge, C. Martin, A. McGowan, P. Richardson, C. Sasso, L. Slade, B. Godley. 2009. Co-management of sea turtle fisheries: Biogeography versus geopolitics. Marine Policy 33: 137-145.
Gray, N. and L.M. Campbell. 2009. Science, Policy Advocacy, and Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Biology 23(2): 460-468.