Faculty

Erica Schoenberger

Professor

Research Interests

economic geography, environmental history, environmental politics and policy, history of mining, history of the automobile, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration

Erica Schoenberger has published a book, Nature, Choice and Social Power, that takes a historical-geographical approach to understanding how we created the environmental mess we are in and what is preventing us from addressing it appropriately.  The extraordinary amount of resources that we have put into creating environmental problems suggests that we are going to need very large investments to fix them.  Rather than shrinking from environmental outcomes we don’t want, she argues, we need to grow towards outcomes we do want.  All you ever wanted to know about gold mining, the automobile and suburban sprawl.  The book is published by Routledge.

Education
  • Ph.D. 1984, Univ of California Berkeley
Experience
  • 2011 - Present:  J/S FACULTY APPOINTMENT, A&S Anthropology
  • 1996 - Present:  Professor, A&S Anthropology
  • 1989 - Present:  Professor, JHU-KSAS
  • 1989 - Present:  joint appointment; advise graduate students; mentor junior faculty, A&S Anthropology
Research Areas
  • AUTOMOBILE industry
  • Corporate culture and strategy
  • Electronics industry
  • Enviornmental and social history of gold mining
  • Environmental history
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • International competitiveness
  • Multinational corporate investment and locaiton strategies
  • Origins of markets and cities
Awards
  • 2012:  Odebrecht Award for Innovation in Sustainable Development - 2nd place (faculty advisor)
Journal Articles
  • Dangi MB, Schoenberger E, Boland JJ (2017).  Assessment of environmental policy implementation in solid waste management in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Waste Management and Research.  35(6).
  • Ellis H, Schoenberger E (2017).  On the identification of associations between five world health organization water, sanitation and hygiene phenotypes and six predictors in low and middle-income countries.  PLoS ONE.  12(1).
  • Schoenberger E, Walker RA (2017).  Beyond exchange and agglomeration: Resource flows and city environments as wellsprings of urban growth.  Journal of Economic Geography.  17(5).
  • Feldman M, Schoenberger E (2016).  Difference in economic geography.  Environment and Planning A.  48(10).
  • Schoenberger E (2016).  Environmentally sustainable mining: The case of tailings storage facilities.  Resources Policy.  49.
  • Schoenberger E (2016).  Maynard and Iris: Environmental Keynesianism and Deep Democracy.  Dialogues in Human Geography.  6(2).  152-157.
  • Schoenberger E (2016).  Levels of analysis: Comments on Brett Christophers’ The Great Leveler.  Environment and Planning A.  48(12).
  • Dangi MB, Schoenberger E, Boland JJ (2015).  Foreign aid in waste management: A case of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Habitat International.  49.
  • Weiss MA, Schoenberger E (2015).  Peter Hall and the western urban and regional collective at the university of California, Berkeley.  Built Environment.  41(1).
  • Schoenberger E, Dangi M, Boland JJ (2015).  Foreign Aid in Waste Management: A Case Study of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Habitat International.  49.  393-402.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2013).  Class and Situated Knowledge in Polanyi's "The Great Transformation".  Environment and Planning A.  45.
  • Schoenberger E (2011).  Why is gold valuable? Nature, social power and the value of things.  Cultural Geographies.  18(1).
  • Fisher EB, Schoenberger E (2008).  Who's driving the bus: The importance of interdisciplinary awareness on the road to sustainability.  2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008.
  • Schoenberger E (2008).  The origins of the market economy: State power, territorial control, and modes of war fighting.  Comparative Studies in Society and History.  50(3).
  • Schoenberger E (2004).  The spatial fix revisited.  Antipode.  36(3).
  • Schoenberger E (2001).  Constructing roots: In memory of Ben Harrison.  Antipode.  33(1).
  • Schoenberger E (2001).  Corporate autobiographies: The narrative strategies of corporate strategists.  Journal of Economic Geography.  1(3).
  • Schoenberger E (2001).  Interdisciplinarity and social power.  Progress in Human Geography.  25(3).
  • Schoenberger E (2000).  The living wage in Baltimore: Impacts and reflections.  Review of Radical Political Economics.  32(3).
  • Schoenberger E (1998).  Discourse and practice in human geography.  Progress in Human Geography.  22(1).
  • Schoenberger E (1992).  Self-criticism and self-awareness in research: A reply to Linda McDowell.  Professional Geographer.  44(2).
  • Schoenberger E (1991).  The corporate interview as a research method in economic geography.  Professional Geographer.  43(2).
  • Schoenberger E (1990).  US manufacturing investments in Western Europe: markets, corporate strategy, and the competitive environment.  Annals - Association of American Geographers.  80(3).
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New models of regional change.  New models in geography. Vol. I.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  Some dilemmas of automation: strategic and operational aspects of technological change in production.  Economic Geography.  65(3).
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  Business Dilemmas and Social Dilemmas: Social and Geographic Aspects of Industrial Competitiveness..  Geografiska Annaler.  71B(1).  19-30.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  Thinking about Flexibility: A Response to Gertler.  Transactions/Institute of British Geography.  14.  98-108.
  • Schoenberger E (1988).  Multinational corporations and the new international division of labor: a critical appraisal.  International Regional Science Review.  11(2).
  • Schoenberger E (1988).  The Ambiguous Future of Professional and Technical Workers in Manufacturing: Some Hypotheses.  Acta Sociologica.  31(3).
  • Schoenberger E (1988).  Multinational Corporations and the New International Division of Labor: A Critical Appraisal.  International Regional Science Review.  11(2).
  • Schoenberger E (1988).  From Fordism to Flexible Accumulation: Technology, Competitive Strategies and International Location.  Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.  6.  245-262.
  • Schoenberger E (1987).  Technological and organizational change in automobile production: spatial implications..  Regional Studies.  21(3).
  • Schoenberger E (1986).  Competition, Competitive Strategy and Industrial Change: The Case of Electronic Components.  Economic.  62(4).
  • Schoenberger E (1985).  Foreign Manufacturing Investment in the United States: Competitive Strategies and International Location.  Economic Geography.  61(3).
  • Schoenberger E (1984).  Developpement Regional et Technologies de Pointe dans le Nord/Pas de Calais: Considerations Analytiques.  Revue de l'economie regional et urbaine.  4.
Books
  • Schoenberger E (2014).  Nature, choice and social power.
  • Schoenberger E (1997).  The Cultural Crisis of the Firm.  Basil Blackwell, Oxford.
Book Chapters
  • Dunn E, Schoenberger E (2012).  The Genuine and the Counterfeit: Qualitative Methods in Economic Geography and Anthropology.  The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography.
  • Schoenberger E (2007).  Politics and practice: Becoming a geographer.  Politics and Practice in Economic Geography.
  • Schoenberger E (2003).  The globalization of environmental management: International investment in the water, wastewater and solid waste industries.  Remaking the Global Economy: Economic-Geographical Perspectives.
  • Schoenberger E (2000).  The Management of Space and Time.  The Handbook of Economic Geography.  Oxford University Press.
  • Schoenberger E (2000).  The Management of Space and Time.  The Handbook of Economic Geography.  Oxford University Press.
  • Schoenberger E (2000).  The Management of Space and Time.  The Handbook of Economic Geography.  Oxford University Press.
  • Schoenberger E (2000).  The Management of Space and Time.  The Handbook of Economic Geography.  Oxford University Press.
  • Schoenberger E (2000).  Creating the Corporate World: Strategy and Culture, Time and Space.  A Companion to Economic Geography.  Blackwell.
  • Schoenberger E (1999).  The Firm in the Region and the Region in the Firm.  Regions, Institutions and Technology.  Routledge.
  • Schoenberger E (1999).  The Firm in the Region and the Region in the Firm.  Regions, Institutions and Technology.  Routledge.
  • Schoenberger E (1999).  The Firm in the Region and the Region in the Firm.  Regions, Institutions and Technology.  Routledge.
  • Schoenberger E (1999).  The Firm in the Region and the Region in the Firm.  Regions, Institutions and Technology.  Routledge.
  • Schoenberger E (1999).  The Firm in the Region and the Region in the Firm.  Regions, Institutions and Technology.  Routledge.
  • Schoenberger E (1996).  Corporate and Regional Competitiveness.  Urban Regions in a Global Context.  University of Toronto.
  • Schoenberger E (1995).  Learning or Leaving?.  Regiovision: Neue Strategien fur alte Industrieregionen.  Rainer Hamp Verlag.
  • Schoenberger E (1995).  Learning or Leaving?.  Regiovision: Neue Strategien fur alte Industrieregionen.  Rainer Hamp Verlag.
  • Schoenberger E (1995).  Learning or Leaving?.  Regiovision: Neue Strategien fur alte Industrieregionen.  Rainer Hamp Verlag.
  • Schoenberger E (1994).  Competition, Time and Space in Industrial Change.  Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism.  Greenwood Press.
  • Schoenberger E (1994).  Competition, Time and Space in Industrial Change.  Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism.  Greenwood Press.
  • Schoenberger E, Harkness J (1994).  Die Automobilindustrie in den USA und in Detroit.  Modernisierungs und Diversifitzierungsstrategien von Grossunternehmen im Strukturwandel.  LIT Verlag.
  • Schoenberger E, Kargon, R, Leslie, SW (1992).  Far Beyond Big Science: Science Regions and the Organization of Research and Development.  Big Science: The Growth of Large Scale Research.  Stanford University.
  • Schoenberger E, Kargon, R, Leslie, SW (1992).  Far Beyond Big Science: Science Regions and the Organization of Research and Development.  Big Science: The Growth of Large Scale Research.  Stanford University.
  • Schoenberger E, Kargon, R, Leslie, SW (1992).  Far Beyond Big Science: Science Regions and the Organization of Research and Development.  Big Science: The Growth of Large Scale Research.  Stanford University.
  • Schoenberger E, Martinelli, F (1992).  Les oligopoles? Ils vont bien, merci..  Districts et reseaux: Nouveaux paradigmes du developpement regional.  Presses Universitaires de France.
  • Schoenberger E, Martinelli, F (1991).  Oligopoly is alive and well: Notes for a broader discussion on flexibility..  Industrial Change and Regional Development: The Transformation of New Industrial Spaces.  Belhaven Press.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  Technological and Organizational Change in Automobile Production: A New Context for Regional Policy.  Regional Processes and Regional Policy.  Budapest: Center for Regional Studies.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  Multinational Corporations and the New International Division of Labor: A Critical Appraisal.  Work Transformed?.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • Schoenberger E (1989).  New Models of Regional Change.  New Models in Geography.  Unwin Hyman.
  • "Who are markets for and who makes them? Class, state-building and territorial management in the constitution of markets", Conference on the Geographies of Markets.  Montreal Quebec, Canada.  June 14, 2017
  • "The non-market origins of markets: capitalism, institutions and cities", University of British Columbia.  Canada.  January 20, 2017
  • "Who is responsible for the environment?", Internationalnternational Conference on Environmental Science and Technology.  Houston.  June 1, 2016
  • "Tailings storage facilities and environmentally sustainable mining", Internationalnternational Conference on Environmental Science and Technology.  Houston.  June 1, 2016
  • "Special session on "Nature, Choice and Social Power," by Erica Schoenberger", Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  April 1, 2016
  • "War and Water: Sources of Urban and Regional Creativity and Growth", University of Toronto.  Toronto, Canada.  March 18, 2016
  • "Doing qualitative research while introverted", Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  San Francisco.  January 1, 2016
  • "Organizing action on climate change", Johns Hopkins University Summit on Climate Change and Health.  Baltimore.  October 2, 2015
  • "Can there be environmentally responsible mining? The case of tailings storage facilities", Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Chicago.  April 1, 2015
  • "Cities of Tomorrow I: In honor of Sir Peter Hall", Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Chicago.  April 1, 2015
  • "Cities of Tomorrow II: In honor of Sir Peter Hall", Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Chicago.  April 1, 2015
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