Jared Margulies

Jared  Margulies

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Geography
  • College: Arts & Sciences


Jared Margulies is an interdisciplinary environmental geographer whose work engages with the fields of political ecology, political geography, biodiversity conservation, and the environmental humanities. His research focuses on wildlife conservation, trade, and the commodification and management of non-human life. His book, The Succulent Subject, which focuses on illegal trade in cactus and succulents, will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in Fall 2023. Relevant to the CARI Fellows program, he is also interested in incorporating forms of creative practice into his research, which to date has involved experiments and collaborations in sound, smell, and participatory installation. In 2021-2022 his work on the sonic geographies of the U.S-Mexico border was included in an exhibit at the U.S. National Building Museum in Washington D.C. He has published in journals such as Environmental Humanities, Political Geography, World Development, The Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Geoforum, Conservation and Society, and Journal of Political Ecology. He received his PhD in Geography in 2017 from UMBC in Baltimore, MD, which was supported in part by a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship in India. Prior to joining the faculty at Alabama, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield, UK.