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Elizabeth Hennessy

Elizabeth Hennessy

Expert on the Galápagos archipelago, the politics of conservation and ecotourism, political ecology, environmental and animal history

Assistant Professor, environmental studies, history, history of science College of Letters and Science Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-263-6697 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @eahennessy


  • Galápagos archipelago
  • politics of conservation, development, ecotourism
  • political ecology
  • nature-society geography
  • environmental and animal history


  • Author of On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden
  • Former fellow of the Rachel Carson Center, American Society of Learned Societies, Social Science Research Council
  • Vilas Associate Award