Professor and Department Head

Contact info

Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, 214
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Research Interests:

Environmental justice, politics of scale, gender and social movements

Kurtz_CV_Sep19.pdf (250.2 KB)
  • Ph.D. (2000), University of Minnesota Geography
  • Master of Arts (1996), University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (1989), Portland School of Art
Selected Publications:

Guest Edited Journal Volumes

Kurtz H. and Hankins K. (Guest Editors ), 2005. Geographies of Citizenship Space and Polity 9 (1).



Kurtz, H., 2009. Acknowledging the Racial State: An agenda for environmental justice research. Antipode 41(4):684-705.

Kurtz H. and Botelho D. , 2008. The introduction of genetically modified foods in the United States and the United Kingdom: A news analysis. The Social Science Journal

Kurtz, H. , 2007. Gender and environmental justice in Louisiana: Blurring the boundaries of public and private spheres.Gender, Place and Culture 14(4).

Kurtz H., 2005. Reflections on an iconography of environmental justice activism Area 37(1): 79-88.

Kurtz Hilda, 2005. Alternative visions for citizenship practice in an environmental justice dispute. Space and Polity 9(1):77-91.

Kurtz H., 2004. Reflecting on role play in geographic education: The case of the banana war. Journal of Geography 103(1): 16-27.

Smith C. and Kurtz H., 2003. Community gardens and politics of scale in New York City. Geographical Review. 93(2): 193-212.

Kurtz, Hilda, 2003. Scale frames and counter scale frames: Constructing the social grievance of environmental injustice.Political Geography 22: 887-916.

Kurtz Hilda, 2001. Differentiating multiple meanings of garden and community. Urban Geography 2(7): 656-670.


Book Chapters

Kurtz, Hilda, 2002. "The politics of environmental justice as a politics of scale. In A. Herod and M. Wright, eds., Geographies of Power: Placing Scale. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 249-273.

Articles featuring Hilda E. Kurtz

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:54pm

Professor Hilda Kurtz studies alternative food politics, focusing on how people carve out spaces of practice in critique of the industrial food system. She taps into students’ curiosity in the classroom and beyond to create transformational learning experiences.

Hilda E. Kurtz