- Human geography
- Political geography
- Geography of genocide
- Environmental policy
- Environmental geopolitics
- Critical geopolitics
- Political geography of environmental issues
- Environmental security and vulnerability
- Political geography of former Soviet republics
- Human dimensions of global change
- South Caucasus region
- Climate science
- Environmental geopolitics
- Caspian Sea
Pickett, Nate, Sam Henkin and Shannon O’Lear (2019).”Science, Technology, and Society Approaches to Fieldwork in Geography”, The Professional Geographer; published online 8 August; https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2019.1639204.
O’Lear, Shannon, editor. February 2020.Environmental Geopolitics: A Research Agenda. Edward Elgar Publishing. Invited.
O’Lear, Shannon, editor. Forthcoming in 2021. A Research Agenda for Geographies of Slow Violence. Edward Elgar Publishing. Under contract. Invited.
O'Lear, S. (2018). Environmental Geopolitics. Rowman & Littlefield.
O'Lear, S. (2018). Review of the book Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation, Christopher Sneddon. The AAG Review of Books, 6(1), 41-49. DOI:10.1080/2325548X.2018.1402286
O'Lear, S. (2018). Environmental Politics. In M. Hulme, N. Castree, & J. Proctor (Eds.), The Companion to Environmental Studies.
O'Lear, S. (2016). Climate Science and Slow Violence: A view from political geography and STS on mobilizing technoscientific ontologies of climate change . Political Geography, 52, 4-13. DOI://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.01.004
Reiz, N. & O'Lear, S. (2016). Spaces of Violence and (In)justice in Haiti: A Critical Legal Geography Perspective on Rape, UN Peacekeeping, and the United Nations Status of Forces Agreement . Territory, Politics and Governance, published online 20 Jan 2016. DOI://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2015.1114963
O'Lear, S. Heilke, T. Hanley, E. & Omelicheva, M. (2016). This isn’t your usual obstacle course: Critical pedagogy with Special Operations Forces. Geoforum, 75, 159-167.
O'Lear, S. (2016). Unconventional Classroom: Critical Work with Special Operations Forces Officers . Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 106(3), 536-542.
Trimbach, D. J., & Shannon, O. (2015). Russians in Estonia: Is Narva the Next Crimea? Eurasian Geography and Economics, 56(5), 1-12.
O'Lear, S. (2015). Geopolitics and Climate Science: The Case of the Missing Embodied Carbon. In . (Ed.), Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics (Shannon O'Lear and Simon Dalby, eds. Routledge) (pp. 100-115).
O'Lear, S. & Dalby, S. (2015). Reframing Climate Change: Toward Ecological Geopolitics. Routledge . https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138794375
Biersack, J. A., & O'Lear, S. (2014). The Geopolitics of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: Narratives, Identity, Silences and Energy. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 55(3), 247-269.
O'Lear, S. Pickett, N. R., Biersack, J. & Trimbach, D. J. (2014). Book review: The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate. Progress in Human Geography, 38(4), 629-631.
O'Lear, S. (2013). Critical Geopolitics of the Environment. In K. Dodds, M. Kuus, & J. Sharp (Eds.), Ashgate Companion to Critical Geopolitics (pp. 305-322). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.
O'Lear, S. Briggs, C. M., & Denning, G. M. (2013). Environmental Security, Military Planning, and Civilian Research: The Case of Water. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 55(5), 3-13.
O'Lear, S. & Tuten, A. (2013). Environment and Conflict: Security, Climate Change, and Commodity Resources. The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 14(1), 97-109.
O'Lear, S. (2012). [Review of the book The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies, Doris Wastl-Walter]. The AAG Review of Books , 1(2), 63-64. DOI:10.1080/2325548X.2013.827029
O'Lear, S. (2012). [Review of the book The Return of Private Property: Rural Life after Agrarian Reform in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Lale Yalçin-Heckmann]. Anthropos, 107, 319-320. Germany.
O'Lear, S. (2012). Response to my critics Dialogues in Human Geography, 2(3), 362-364.
O'Lear, S. (2011). Borders in the South Caucasus: Meaning and Power. Defense and Security Analysis, 27(3), 267-276.
O'Lear, S. & Diehl, P. F. (2011). The Scope of Resource Conflict: A Model of Scale. Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 12(1), 27-37.
O'Lear, S. (2010). Environmental Politics: Scale and Power, Cambridge University Press.
O'Lear, S. (2009). Oil Wealth, Environment and Equity in Azerbaijan. In J. Agyeman & Y. Ogneva-Himmelberger (Eds.), Environmental Justice in the Former Soviet Union (pp. 97-118). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
O'Lear, S. & Egbert, S. (Eds.). (2009). Geography of Genocide. Space & Polity, 13(1).
O'Lear, S. (2008). Azerbaijan (G. Herb & D. H. Kaplan). Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, 1713-1721. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
O'Lear, S. & Whiting, R. (2008). Which Comes First, The Nation or The State? An analysis of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Caucasus. National Identities , 10(2), 185-206.
O'Lear, S. & Diehl, P. F. (2007). Not Drawn to Scale: Research on Resource and Environmental Conflict. Geopolitics, 12(1), 166-182.
O'Lear, S. (2007). Azerbaijan’s Resource Wealth: Political Legitimacy and Public Opinion. The Geographical Journal , 173(3), 207-223. DOI:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2007.00242.x
O'Lear, S. & Gray, A. (2006). Asking the Right Questions: Environmental Conflict in the Case of Azerbaijan. Area, 38(4), 390-401.
O'Lear, S., Diehl, P. F., Frazier, D. V., & Allee, T. L. (Eds.). (2006). Dimensions of Territorial Conflict and Resolution: Tangible and Intangible Values of Territory. GeoJournal, 64(4), 259-261.
Diehl, P. F., Allee, T. Frasier, D. & O'Lear, S. (2006). Introduction. Conflict Management and Peace Science , 23(4), 263-266.
O'Lear, S. (2006). Resources, conflict and approaches to peace [Review of Profiting from Peace: Managing the resource dimension of civil war and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum]. GeoJournal, 64(4), 333-337. DOI:10.1007/S10708-005-5813-1
O'Lear, S. (2006). Resource Concerns for Territorial Conflict. GeoJournal , 64(4), 297-306.
O'Lear, S. (2005). Resources and Conflict in the Caspian. In P. Lebillon (Ed.), The Geopolitics of Resource Wars (pp. 161-186). London: Frank Cass.
O'Lear, S. (2004). Energy, Territory and Conflict: Research in the Caucasus. In B. Warf (Ed.), WorldMinds: 100 Geographic Solutions to Saving Planet Earth (pp. 31-35). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.