Sasha Davis

Sasha Davis joined the Keene State faculty in 2015 after previously teaching at the University of Vermont and the University of Hawai‘i (Mānoa and Hilo campuses). He currently teaches classes in Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Justice Planning, Research Methods, Resource Management, Social Movements and Politics, Hazards, Tourism, courses focusing on Asia and the Pacific, and Field Courses (Hawai‘i in 2016 and 2021, Desert Southwest US in 2018 and 2022, and Japan/Korea/China in 2019).

His research – based mostly on field studies in the Pacific, Asia, and Latin America – focuses on environmental hazards, social movements, international politics, radioactive contamination, and tourism development. He has previously published in journals such as the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Antipode, the Professional Geographer, Environment and Planning D, Social Science and Medicine, and the Journal of Travel Research.

His first book, “Empires’ Edge: Militarization, Resistance and Transcending Hegemony in the Pacific” was published in 2015. His latest book, published in 2020 is “Islands and Oceans: Reimagining Sovereignty and Social Change

He has a website that details his teaching and research here.

Ph.D., Geography, Penn State University
M.A. Rural Geography, Northern Arizona University
B.S., Geography, Northern Arizona University