The Neoliberal Progressions project (1998-2010) drew upon field-based, ethnographic and historical research in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It analyzed the active engagements of rural producers, government representatives, NGOs, and private sector interests as they navigated wide-ranging neoliberal reforms across the agrarian sector. This research led to articles in journals such as Antipode and Environment and Planning A as well as a chapter in an edited volume entitled The Community Forests of Mexico (2005). The project was supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) among others.
2010. The Receiving End of Reform: Everyday Responses to Neoliberalization in Southeastern Mexico. Antipode 42(3):767-799.
2009. Shades of Social Capital: Elite Persistence and the Everyday Politics of Community Forestry in Southeastern Mexico. Environment and Planning A 41(2):389-406 .
2009. Social Process as Everyday Practice: The Micro Politics of Conservation and Development in Southeastern Mexico. Policy Sciences 42(2):137-162.
2005. Community Adaptation or Collective Breakdown? The Formation of “Work Groups” in Two Ejidos in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Pp. 151-179 In Bray et al. The Community Forests of Mexico: Managing for Sustainable Landscapes . Austin: University of Texas Press.