Laura Schoenberger's work concerns social and environmental justice in Southeast Asia, with a focus on resource conflicts in Cambodia. She is currently at the University of Ottawa under a Banting Fellowship titled, “Sand grabbing: Disentangling land, water and sand to reveal new struggles for territory.”
Dr Schoenberger's research builds on more than 15 years' experience as a researcher and development practitioner in Southeast Asia that spans work with the UN, environmental NGOs, and research funders in Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Singapore. She co-edited the collection "De-centring Land Grabbing: Southeast Asia Perspectives on Agrarian-Environmental Transformations" (Routledge, 2018; with Peter Vandergeest). Her research has also been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Development and Change, Critical Asian Studies, and Urban Studies.