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Mark Cooper

Graduate student (Ph.D.)

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Past Education

M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
Pg.Dip., History, University of Otago, 2002
B.A. with Distinction, History (Honors) and Political Science, University of Kansas, 2001


Environmental governance and policy, political ecology, economic geography, science and technology studies, climate change and society

Ethereal Metrologies: Making the New Climate Economy in New Zealand
More about my research


Cooper, M.H. "Measure for measure?: Commensuration, commodification, and metrology in emissions trading markets." In press at Environment and Planning A. [PDF]

Rosin, C. and Cooper, M.H. Complications and implications of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. Political Ecologies of Meat. Emel, J. and Neo, H. (eds.) In press at Routledge.

Cooper, M.H. and Rosin, C. 2014. "Absolving the sins of emission: The politics of regulating agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand." Journal of Rural Studies 36: 391-400. [PDF]

Cooper, M.H., Boston, J., and Bright, J. 2013. "Policy challenges for livestock emissions abatement: Lessons from the New Zealand experience." Climate Policy 13: 110-133. [PDF]

Burton, R.J.F., Peoples, S., and Cooper, M.H. 2012. "Building 'cowshed cultures': A cultural perspective on the promotion of animal welfare in dairy farms." Journal of Rural Studies 28: 174-187. [PDF]

Cooper, M.H. 2011. "Markets and myopia beyond finance: Emissions trading and the promise of market-based environmental governance." Dialogues in Human Geography 1 (1): 38-41. [PDF]

Campbell, H., Burton, R., Cooper, M., Henry, M., Le Heron, E., Le Heron, R., Lewis, N., Pawson, E., Perkins, H., Roche, M., Rosin, C., and White, T. 2009. "From Agricultural science to 'biological economies'?" New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 52: 91-97. [PDF]

Cooper, M.H. 2009. "Commercialization of the university and problem choice by academic biological scientists." Science, Technology, and Human Values 34 (5): 629-653. [PDF]

Awards and Honors

Olmstead Award for Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student, Department of Geography, UW-Madison
Capstone Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Performance, Department of Geography, UW-Madison
Whitbeck Dissertator Award, Department of Geography, UW-Madison
Graduate Scholar Award, Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. Student Research Grant, Rural Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Geog. and Regional Science & Science, Technology, and Society, National Science Foundation
International Research Fellowship, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
Vilas Graduate Research Award, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact Information

Email: : markcooper@wisc.edu