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Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Traci Brynne Voyles is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Voyles received her PhD in ethnic studies from the University of California San Diego in 2010, and was a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of California, Davis in 2011 as part of the Andrew Mellon Environments and Societies Research Initiative. Her current book project the environmental and cultural history of southern California’s Salton Sea (tentatively titled Bound For the Sky: The Salton Sea and the Impossibilities of American Environmentalism in the Borderlands). Voyles’ research interests revolve around environmental justice, environmental history, race, gender, and sexuality.


Areas of Expertise

Environmental HistoryEnvironmental JusticeWomen's History Feminist TheoryGender StudiesEcofeminismComparative Ethnic StudiesNative American & Indigenous Studies