Matthew Sanderson

Matthew Sanderson

My main interest is development, as a practice, a problem, and an ideal.  I am especially interested in understanding the relations between people and the ecosphere in the context of globalization – the social processes integrating economies, polities, and cultures into an increasingly shared, but contested, space.

Most of my work is comparative and historical, investigating development processes across places and over time.

Most relevant publications:

Producer Attitudes Toward Groundwater Conservation in the U.S. Ogallala-High Plains. Groundwater (2019)

Expanding the Scope and Foundation of Sociohydrology as the Science of Coupled Human-Water Systems. Water Resources Research. (2018)

People Can't Live There Unless There Is Economic Activity': Agriculture and the Structural Impediments to Groundwater Sustainability in the U.S. High Plains. (2014)