Annette Watson

Associate Professor

Address: 202 Calhoun St, SSMB, Room 152
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5864
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Annette Watson joined the Department of Political Science in 2008, serving undergraduates majoring in political science as well as geography minors, and graduate students in the Masters of Environmental Studies Program. She offers courses on environmental geography, world regional geography, political ecology, Indigenous/Native American studies, and the politics of science.
Dr. Watson earned her undergraduate degree in human ecology from College of the Atlantic, her master’s degree on the circumpolar north from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and her Ph.D. in geography from the University of Minnesota. Her current research focuses on subsistence economies of North America: in Alaska, she has worked with a variety of hunters and fishermen and tribal groups on the politics of natural resource management, and in the Lowcountry she is researching similar subsistence regimes relied upon by the historic residents of the Carolinas. Her most recent published work, co-authored with a Koyukon Athabascan intellectual, articulates indigenous methods of adaptation for wildlife policy in the face of rapid climate change. Articles have appeared in Social and Cultural Geography, the Journal of Environmental Management, Emotion Space and Society, and Wicazo Sa Review. She is also currently at work on articles about the philosophy and ethics of methods in wildlife management, and a study on salmon fisheries conflict in the Yukon River Drainage.


Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Alaska-Fairbanks
B.A., College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
Field of Specialization: Human Environmental Geography