Dr. Brian Conz

Dr. Brian Conz

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  • B.A. University of Massachusetts (1999)
  • M.S. University of Massachusetts (2004)
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts (2008)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Political Ecology and Just Sustainability
  • Conservation and the Maya of Guatemala
  • Black Ecologies of the Caribbean
  • Agroecology, Permaculture and Regenerative Design
  • Green Building

Courses Taught at Westfield State

  • GPS 0106 Environment, Sustainability, and Society
  • GPS 0222 Site Planning and Green Building Studies
  • GPS 0250 Political Ecology

Selected Publications

  • Conz, B. 2018. ‘Permaculture Demonstration Sites in Central America: Contributions to Agroecology and Implications for Educators.’ Revista Geografica de America Central, Number 61E(3), July-December 2018, pp. 111-124.
  • LeDoux, Timothy F. and Brian W. Conz. 2017. ‘Hunger for Justice: Building Equitable and Sustainable Communities in Massachusetts. In Global Urban Agriculture: Convergence of Theory Between North and South. Boston, MA: CABI. 
  • Conz, Brian, W. 2014. ‘Conservation and Maya Autonomy: The Case of Totonicapán’. In Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: New Perspectives on Conservation and Rights. Stan Stevens, editor. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press. 

Please contact me anytime for more information about our department, my teaching, and my research.