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Chris Duvall

  • Associate Professor
  • Geography and Environmental Studies

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Photo: Chris  Duvall

Associate Professor Chris Duvall received an appointment with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at The University of New Mexico in 2008. As a biogeographer, Duvall’s research relates to how humans represent and depict their environment, as well as human-plant interaction. Most recently his research has focused on cannabis and other plants that enslaved people in western Central Africa used medicinally. His academic interests include cultural and historical ecology, African diaspora, food geography, and science studies. Duvall’s discuss how the social constructions of human difference affect access to and use of environmental resources, human-environment interactions involved in illicit drug commerce, and the environmental meanings of food, among other topics.


  • PhD in Geography, University of Wisconsin (2006)
  • MS in Environmental Studies, San José State University (2000)
  • BA in History, University of California (1994)

Research Areas

  • Human-Plant Interaction
  • Environmental Knowledge

Latin American Studies Courses

  • GEOG 464/564 Food and Natural Resources
  • GEOG 515 Cultural and Political Ecology

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*