Ph.D. (Geography), The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. (Geography), The University of Memphis
Forestry Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay
Course Regularly Taught
GEG 010: Elements of Physical Geography
GEG 210: Environmental Conservation
GEG 212: Geography of Natural Hazards
GEG 274: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEG 333: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEG 347: Remote Sensing of the Environment
Cardozo, M. L. 2019. Downtown Asunción, Paraguay: a democratic place for protest graffiti in response to rural injustices. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 18 (3): 606-641.
Cardozo, M. L. 2018. Mennonite soybean farming, sustainability, and inter-ethnic tensions in Eastern Paraguay. The Pennsylvania Geographer 56 (2): 1-19.
Cardozo, M. L., D. Salas, I. Ferreira, T. Mereles, and L. Rodríguez. 2016. Soy expansion and the absent state: indigenous and peasant livelihood options in Eastern Paraguay. Journal of Latin American Geography 15 (3): 87-104.
Cardozo, M. 2011. Economic displacement and local attitude towards protected area establishment in the Peruvian Amazon. Geoforum 42 (5): 603-614.
I study small-scale farming in South America, particularly how national governance and conservation measures interact with campesino and indigenous land use and environmental degradation. I engage in fieldwork (interviews and field observations) and utilize mapping techniques (GIS and Remote Sensing) to investigate these issues. I'm also interested in examining street art and graffiti, and how these urban projects connect with political protest.