Aaron Malone

research assistant professor

Aaron Malone

Research Assistant Professor

Aaron Malone completed his PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2019. He has a broad background in Human Geography, including training in qualitative and quantitative methods and participatory research. His interests include rural development and economic change, migration and mobility, and public policy, with a focus on Latin America and the US.

Featured Publications

Malone, A., N.M. Smith, E. Zeballos, R. Quispe, U. Tapia, J.M. Gutierrez, G. Salas, Z. Madariaga, J. Herrera. 2023. Analyzing a deadly confrontation to understand the roots of conflict in artisanal and small-scale mining: A case study from Arequipa, Peru. Extractive Industries and Society, 15:101274. DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2023.101274 


Polo y La Borda Cavero, A., Y. Cáceres Cabana, A. Malone, R. Quinta Soto. 2023. Musical chairs: Analyzing the evolution of stakeholders in Peru’s mining sector through dialogue tables. Resources Policy, 81:103341. DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2023.103341 


Quispe Aquino, R., A. Malone, N.M. Smith, F. Garcia. 2023. Perceptions and realities of mercury contamination in a Peruvian artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) community. Environmental Research, 214(2):114092. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114092. 


Malone, A., P. Santi, Y. Cáceres Cabana, N.M. Smith, J. Manning, E. Zeballos Zeballos, W. Zhou. 2022. Cross-validation as a step toward the integration of local and scientific knowledge of geologic hazards in rural Peru. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 67:102682. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102682 


Malone, A., N.M. Smith, E. Zeballos Zeballos. 2021. Coexistence and conflict between artisanal mining, fishing, and farming in a Peruvian boomtown. Geoforum, 120: 142-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.01.012