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Master of Arts – Integrated Studies


Dr. Michael Gismondi


He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology, global studies, and environmental studies at AU and the University of Alberta. Current interests are environmental sociology, interdisciplinary theory and the question of sustainability, visual studies, environmental history and the social history of resource extraction.

Mike maintains his interest in Central America. His original doctoral research explored popular religion and community based resistance to poverty and inequality in Nicaragua. In 2000, he returned to Nicaragua to teach Community Environmental Protection to a small group of community development specialists and educators in Bilwi on the Mosquito Coast, as part of a project with York University and Urucaan. He continues to research Nicaraguan social history – now focusing on North American natural resource concession holders and their role in the social construction of Nicaragua in the American public mind. Some of that writing is cited below.

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