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David Manuel-Navarrete

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Biography

David Manuel-Navarrete applies an existential perspective to study deliberate transformations in social-ecological and technological systems, such as cities or coastal communities, including the subjective dimension of such transformations. His research aims at enhancing societies’ capacity to purposely deliver structural changes that simultaneously reduce inequality and sustain the planet's web of life. As a sustainability scholar, he focuses on promoting climate change adaptation, and tourism sustainability. His most recent research explores adaptation, resilience and transformation of water infrastructures in Mexico City, and the promotion of indigenous languages to advance sustainability in the Amazon.

Professor Manuel-Navarrete worked as a consultant for the United Nations, and as a researcher at King’s College London and the Free University of Berlin. He has conducted sustainability research and assessments in Argentina, Brazil, Central America, and Mexico. He teaches international development and sustainability and sustainability science.

Education

PhD, Geography, University of Waterloo, 2004

MS, Ecological Economics, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2000

BA, Environnmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1998

Videos
Transformative Education for Sustainabilty. This video explains my pedagogical approach.
Publications

Tellman, B., J. C. Bausch, H. Eakin, J. M. Anderies, M. Mazari-Hiriart, D. Manuel-Navarrete and C. L. Redman. 2018. Adaptive pathways and coupled infrastructure: Seven centuries of adaptation to water risk and the production of vulnerability in Mexico City. Ecology and Society 23(1):Art. 1. DOI: 10.5751/ES-09712-230101. (link )

Eakin, H., L. Bojórquez-Tapia, M. A. Janssen, M. Georgescu, D. Manuel-Navarrete, E. R. Vivoni, A. E. Escalante, A. Baeza-Castro, M. Mazari-Hiriart and A. M. Lerner. 2017. Opinion: Urban resilience efforts must consider social and political forces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(2):186-189. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620081114. (link )

Eakin, H., A. M. Lerner, D. Manuel-Navarrete, B. Hernandez Aguilar, A. Martinez-Canedo, B. Tellman, L. Charli-Joseph, R. Fernandez Alvarez and L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia. 2016. Adapting to risk and perpetuating poverty: Household’s strategies for managing flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City. Environmental Science & Policy 66(Dec):324-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.006. (link )

Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2016. Boundary-work and sustainability in tourism enclaves. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 24(4):507-526. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1081599. (link )

Kalavar, J. M., C. N. Buzinde, D. Manuel-Navarrete and N. Kohli. 2015. Gerotranscendence and life satisfaction: Examining age differences at the Maha Kumbha Mela. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging 27(1):2-15. DOI: 10.1080/15528030.2014.924086. (link )

Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2015. Double coupling: Modeling subjectivity and assymetric organization in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 20(3):Art. 26. DOI: 10.5751/ES-07720-200326. (link )

Manuel-Navarrete, D. and M. Pelling. 2015. Subjectivity and the politics of transformation in response to development and environmental change. Global Environmental Change 35(November):558-569. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.08.012. (link )

Buzinde, C. N., J. M. Kalavar, N. Kohli and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2014. Emic understandings of Kumbh Mela pilgrimage experiences. Annals of Tourism Research 40(November):1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.08.001. (link )

Xue, L., D. Manuel-Navarrete and C. N. Buzinde. 2014. Theorizing the concept of alienation in tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research 44(January):186-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.10.001. (link )

Buzinde, C. N. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2013. The social production of space in tourism enclaves: Mayan children's perceptions of tourism boundaries. Annals of Tourism Research 43(October):482-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.06.003. (link )

Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2013. Book Review: Climate Change and Society. Social & Cultural Geography 14(2):239-241. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2012.758896. (link )

O'Brien, K., J. Reams, A. Caspan, A. Dugmore, M. Faghihimani, I. Fazey, H. Hackmann, D. Manuel-Navarrete, J. Marks, R. Miller, K. Raivio, P. Romero-Lankao, H. Virji, C. Vogel and V. Winiwarter. 2013. You say you want a revolution? Transforming education and capacity building in response to global change. Environmental Science & Policy 28(April):48-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.011. (link )

Manuel-Navarrete, D. and G. Gallopin. 2012. Feeding the world sustainability: Knowledge governance and sustainable agriculture in the Argentine pampas. Environment, Development and Sustainability 14:321-333. DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s10668-011-9326-4.

Manuel-Navarrete, D., M. Pelling and M. Redclift. 2011. Critical adaptation to hurricanes in the Mexican Carribean: Development visions, governance structures, and coping strategies. Global Environmental Change 21:249-258.

Pelling, M. and D. Manuel-Navarrete. 2011. From resilience to transformation: The adaptive cycle in two Mexican urban centers. Ecology and Society 16(2):Art. 11. (link )

Buzinde, C. N., D. Manuel-Navarrete, E. E. Yoo and D. Morais. 2010. Tourists' perceptions in a climate of change. Annals of Tourism Research 37(2):333-354.

Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2010. Power, realism, and the humanist ideal of emancipation in a climate of change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1(6):781-785.

Manuel-Navarrete, D., G. Gallopin, M. Blanco, M. Diaz-Zorita, D. Ferraro, H. Herzer, P. Laterra, M. R. Murmis, G. Podesta, J. Rabinovich, E. H. Satorre, F. Torres and E. Viglizzo. 2009. Multi-causal and integrated assessment of sustainability: Agriculturalization in the Argentine pampas. Environment, Development and Sustainability 11:621-638.

Manuel-Navarrete, D., J. J. Gomez and G. Gallopin. 2007. Syndromes of sustainability of development for assessing coupled human-environmental systems vulnerability. Hydrometeorological extreme events in Central America and the Caribbean. Global Environmental Change 17(2):207-217.

Manuel-Navarrete, D., S. Slocombe and B. Mitchell. 2006. Science for place-based socio-ecological management: Lessons from the Maya Forest (Chiapas and Peten). Ecology and Society 11(1):Art. 8. (link )

Manuel-Navarrete, D. 2005. Challenges and opportunities of metadisciplinary placebased research: The case of the Maya Forest. Environments: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 33(1):81-96.

Manuel-Navarrete, D., J. J. Kay and D. Dolderman. 2004. Ecological integrity: Linking biology with cultural transformation. Human Ecology Review 11(3):215-229.

Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 525SETS Domains and Interfaces
SOS 557GSS Sust Research Prep
SOS 558GSS Sust Research Project
SOS 592Research
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
SOS 599Thesis
SOS 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 592Research
SOS 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 592Research
SOS 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 592Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
SOS 592Research
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
SOS 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 510Perspectives on Sustainability
SOS 592Research
SOS 596Scientific Paper
SOS 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 590Reading and Conference
SOS 592Research
SOS 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 510Perspectives on Sustainability
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 591Seminar
SOS 592Research
SOS 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
SOS 510Perspectives on Sustainability
SOS 596Scientific Paper
SOS 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 591Seminar
SOS 592Research
SOS 594Conference and Workshop