About me

I am a Professor in the Department of Geography. I joined OSU in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and to Professor in 2013.

I also am affiliated with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department; Science and Technology Studies at OSU; the Sustainability Institute; and the Institute for Population Research.

I have a PhD in Geography from the University of Oregon (2001), an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon (1996), and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1991).

My research and teaching are in nature-society geography, political ecology, and science studies, with a recent focus on chemical geographies, biopolitics of toxicity, and production of knowledge and regulatory science in the Anthropocene.

More about my research, publications, and teaching are on the other tabs. Some general interest highlights:

It’s time to recognize how men’s careers benefit from sexually harassing women in academia. Human Geography 12(1): 82-87. Mansfield B, K McSweeney, R Lave, A Bonds, J Cockburn, M Domosh, T Hamilton, R Hawkins, A Hessl, D Munroe, D Ojeda, and C Radel. 2019.

The Environmental Protection Agency at Fifty: Promoting Deregulatory Science. OSU Department of Geography blog. Mansfield, B. 2020.

Curriculum vitae (pdf)