About

IMG_0458I received my PhD in 2017 from the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where I was a member of the Lab for Anthroecology . My dissertation, “Unruly Animals: multispecies politics and the governing of wildlife state space,” examines the politics of human-wildlife relations, conservation, and conflicts in South India.

In the fall of 2017 I am joining the BIOSEC project in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, where I will be joining an interdisciplinary team of researchers to examine the recent claims that wildlife poaching and trafficking constitute a serious global security threat. In addition, I am continuing my research on the politics and co-constituted landscapes of multispecies conservation geographies. I read broadly across political ecology, animal studies, critical and human geography, and biodiversity conservation literature. 

You can reach me at jmargulies at umbc dot edu and @jaredmargulies.