Levi Van Sant, Ph.D.

Dr. Levi Van Sant

Levi Van Sant, Ph.D.


Office: 1100 B


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Geography and Integrative Conservation, University of Georgia (2016)
  • M.A. History, University of Georgia (2009)



I currently teach World Regional Geography, Introduction to Human Geography, Cultural Geography, and Economic Geography.



My research interests revolve around the intersecting themes of nature, power, and knowledge – particularly as they relate to the articulation of racial and environmental politics. Though I pursue a range of topical projects, they all examine the relationship between ecological sustainability and social justice. Recent work has been published in Geoforum, Environment and Society, Capitalism Nature Socialism, and Gastronomica. I am currently developing a book project that uses the South Carolina Lowcountry (the coastal region surrounding Charleston) as a window into the continuing legacies of British colonization-by-plantation. These “plantation geographies” – from South Carolina to South Africa and beyond – reveal important lessons about the conditions of possibility for a just and sustainable future.


Last updated: 11/27/2017

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