Elizabeth Hennessy

Elizabeth Hennessy

Elizabeth Hennessy is a geographer and assistant professor of history, history of science, and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is a Vilas Associate and sits on the steering committee of the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment. She completed her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has done research in the Galápagos since 2007.

Radio Shows featuring Elizabeth Hennessy

Giant tortoises on the Galapagos Island.

Voluntourism and Galapagos Islands Conservation Practices: The Need for Caution

Join us for thought-provoking conversations that examine voluntourism and the impact that conservation practices and tourism have on the Galapagos Islands. First, voluntourism aka volunteer travel projects are helpful to communities in need.  But, intercultural educator Lena Papadopoulos says that some projects cause more harm to the communities they are … Read more  

Central and South America Volunteer Travel Conservation Social Responsibility