Mark Hudson, Ph.D.


Dr. Hudson joined the Department of Sociology in July of 2009. Having completed his Ph.D at the University of Oregon, Mark worked as an assistant professor at Ursinus College, in Pennsylvania, and at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, prior to returning to his hometown of Winnipeg. Dr. Hudson’s research uses a political-economic lens to explore the interaction between human societies and their natural environments.  Currently, his research is exploring the sociological dimensions of wildlife management, ethical consumption, public participation in  natural resource and environmental management, and the transnational governance of hazardous waste flows.  In addition, he coordinates the University of Manitoba's unique and innovative program in Global Political Economy.


Ph. D. (Sociology),  University of Oregon (2007)

MES (Masters in Environmental Studies), York University (1998)

BA (Honours, Economics) University of Manitoba (1994)


2009-Present: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, and Coordinator of the Global Political Economy Program, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2008-2009: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA

2006-2008: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, USA

Teaching and Research Interests:

Political Economy, Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Political Sociology, Globalization

Books and Journal Articles:

Bowness, Evan, and Hudson, Mark. (forthcoming) "Sand in the Cogs? Public Participation and the Treadmill of Production in Alberta's Oil Sands." Environmental Politics.

Hudson, Mark, Hudson, Ian, and Edgerton, Jason. (forthcoming) "Political Consumerism in Context: An Experiment on Status and Information in Ethical Consumption Decisions."  American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Hudson, Mark, Hudson, Ian, and Fridell, Mara (2013). Fair Trade, Sustainability, and Social Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series. 225 pp.

Hudson, M. (2011) Fire Management in the American est Forest Politics and the Rise of Megafires.  Boulder: University Press of Colorado

Fridell, M., Hudson, I., & Hudson, M. (2008). “With Friends Like These…: The Corporate Response to Fair Trade Coffee.”  Review of Radical Political Economics40(1).

Hudson, Mark & Hudson, Ian (2004). “Justice, Sustainability, and Relations of Production: A Case Study of Fair Trade Coffee Production in Chiapas, Mexico,” in Social Justice 31(3): 130-146.

Hudson, Ian & Hudson, Mark (2003). “Removing the Veil? Commodity Fetishism, Fair Trade, and the Environment,” in Organization and Environment 16(4): 413-440.

Hudson, Mark. (2002). “Branches for Roots: Recalling the Context of Environmental Management,” in Environments 30(3): 21-36.

Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries and Translations:

Hudson, I. & Hudson, M. (2009) “Dissecting the Boom: Is Fair Trade Growing Out of Its Roots?” (Review Essay on Fridell, G. (2007) Fair Trade Coffee: The prospects and pitfalls of market-driven social justice; Jaffee, D (2007) Brewing Justice: Fair trade coffee, sustainability, and survival; and Raynolds, L., D. Murray, and J. Wilkinson (2007) Fair Trade: The challenges of transforming globalization) in Historical Materialism 17: 237–252.

Hudson, M. (2007). “Fair Trade” in Anderson, Gary L. and Kathryn G. Herr (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice.  Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Hudson, M. (2004). Book Review. “The Perverse Economy,” in Monthly Review December.

Podolinsky, S. (2004). “Socialism and the Unity of Physical Forces”(DiSalvo, A. & M. Hudson, trans.) in Organization and Environment 17(1): 61-75 (original work published 1880).

Hudson, M. (1998). Book Review. “Unarmed Bodyguards: International Accompaniment for the Protection of Human Rights,” in Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace Studies. 3(4), November: 104-107.

Works In Progress:

Shopping Police: Contradictions of Ethical Consumerism in the Green Economy.

The political Economy of Carbon Markets: Abstraction, Commensuration, and Commoditization of the Environment.