Assistant Professor of International Affairs

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Gregory Thaler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. His research examines the political ecology and political economy of development, global environmental governance, and agrarian politics. He has a special interest in comparative and ethnographic methodology and regional focuses in Latin America and Southeast Asia. He received his PhD in Government from Cornell University (2017) and holds an MA from Cornell University (2014) and a BA from Yale University (2007).


Ph.D., Cornell University, 2017, Government

M.A., Cornell University, 2014, Government

B.A., Yale University, 2007, Political Science

Areas of Expertise
  • Political Ecology
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Environmental Governance
  • Agrarian Politics
  • Comparative and Ethnographic Methodology
Course Instruction

INTL 1100 Introduction to Global Issues

INTL 4530 Globalization and Distributive Justice

INTL 4610 Environmental Politics

INTL 8500 Qualitative Research Methods

Selected Publications