Students



Janet Adomako
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Land cover/land use change, gender, livelihoods and urban geography
Advisors: Heidi Hauserman


Ida Ansharyani
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Climate change adaptation, traditional ecological knowledge, sustainable livelihood, participatory action research, conservation
Advisors: Pam McElwee


Sangeeta Banerji
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: urban geography, slums, informal sector, planning, urban river fronts
Advisor: Asher Ghertner


Daniel Barone
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: coastal processes, coastal zone management, geospatial analysis, modeling, remote sensing, gis
Advisor: Karl Nordstrom


Neiset Bayouth
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: immigration, identity politics, ethnic entrpreneurship, religion, Middle East
Advisor: Robert Lake


Samantha Bowden
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Political economy and urban geographies of cities in the American South; decolonial politics; and social movements
Advisor: Robert Lake and Asher Ghertner


Michael Brady
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Arctic Alaska, climate change, water resources management, urbanization, adaptation issues, climate change and society resilience theory, GIS
Advisor: Robin Leichenko


Amelia Duffy-Tumasz
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: political ecology, gender and development, fisheries, Senegal
Advisor: Rick Schroeder


David Eisenhauer
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: climate change, governance, adaptive capacity
Advisor: Robin Leichenko


Katherine (Tabby) Fenn
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: conservation, protected areas, New Jersey, remote sensing
Advisor: Laura Schneider


David Ferring
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: political ecology, environmental governance, social theory, mixed methods, land-use change, health geography
Advisor: Heidi Hausermann


María Alexandra García
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: political Economy, US-Latin America-relations, transnational migration, cultural geography.
Advisor: James DeFilippis


Ben Gerlofs
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Program:PhD
Research interests/areas: urban geography and political economy, cultural geography, right to the city, North American cities
Advisors: Robert Lake/Asher Ghertner


Frank Halprin
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: biodiversity conservation, political ecology, discourse analysis
Advisor: Frank Popper


Monica Patricia Hernandez
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: land property, collective land ownership, Colombia, Latin America
Advisor: Thomas Rudel


Ali Horton
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: urban areas of the Global South, poverty eradication, slum upgrading
Advisor: Asher Ghertner


Wei-Chieh Hung
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: urban geography, genrtrification, housing
Advisor: Asher Ghertner and Robert Lake


Jenny Isaacs
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: birds, conservation, community engagement, biodiversity, social science aspects of conservation, mapping stewardship along migratory route, biocultural diversity
Advisor: Rick Schroeder


Divya Karnad
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: marine fisheries, common property, wildlife conservation, coupled human-natural systems
Advisor: Bonnie McCay/Kevin St. Martin


Sasha Leidman
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Program:PhD
Research Interests/areas: Polar Hydrology/ Glaciology/ Sediment Transport/ Remote Sensing
Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm


Ana M. Mahecha Groot
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: vulnerability, climate change, human-environment, Caribbean
Advisor: Robin Leichenko


Raysa Martinez Kruger
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Program:PhD
Research Interests/areas: environmental justice, governmentality, solid waste management, governance institutions and public policy, gis applications in social science research
Advisor: Robert Lake


Hudson McFann's website
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Program:PhD
Research Interests/areas: political geography, discard studies, aesthetics, politics of memory, archival theory, everyday life, discourse analysis, Cambodian diaspora
Advisor: Asher Ghertner


Samiah Moustafa
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Program:MS/PhD
Research Interests/areas: Hydrology, Glaciology, Remote Sensing, Albedo
Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm



Justin Mullikin
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Political ecology, land use/tenure, environmental movements, mixed methods, Central/East Africa
Advisor: Rick Schroeder

Rohi Muthyala
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Program:MA/PhD
Research Interests/areas: climate modeling
Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm


Priti Narayan
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Urban geography, India, poverty, bureaucracy
Advisor: Asher Ghertner


Khai Hoan Nguyen
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: hazards, Katrina, Vietnamese community in New Orleans
Advisor: Robin Leichenko


Helen Olsen
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Program: MA
Research interests/areas: gender, uneven development, health citizenship, structural violence, feminist methods, Tanzania
Advisor: Rick Schroeder and Heidi Hausermann


Andrew Op't Hof
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: landscape ecology
Advisor: David Tulloch


Ariel Otruba
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: feminist critical geopolitics, critical border studies, postcolonial development, violent geographies and geographies of violence, conflict resolution and peace studies, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Advisor: Joanna Regulska


Diya Paul
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: political ecology of wildlife conservation, biogeography and social theory
Advisor: Laura Schneider and Heidi Hausermann


Erin Royals
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: urban development
Advisor: Kathe Newman


Kathryn Ryan
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: social perceptions of climate change, feminist geography, emotional and affective geographies, new materialisms, creative practices, spaces of possibility.
Advisor: Robin Leichenko


Charlene Sharpe
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: food security, climate change, Caribbean/SIDS, human environment dimensions of hazards management
Advisor: Ken Mitchell and Robin Leichenko


Allyssa Sobey
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: environmental justice, social movements, oral history and storytelling, uneven development, feminist/postcolonial methodologies, and Appalachia.
Advisor: Bob Lake


Sean Tanner
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Program: PhD
Research Interests/areas: rethinking economic development in Guatemala; asset-based community development; participatory action research, expertise and knowledge, theories of land reform, Latin American geographies
Advisor: Kevin St Martin


Natalie Teale
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: climate/hydrology
Advisor: David Robinson


Hoang Mai Thach
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Neoliberalism and Conservation, Cultural Geography and Development, Environmental Anthropology and Climate Change
Advisors: Pam McElwee


Sadia Baba Tijjani
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: Climate change modelling and simulation with special in interest in effect of deforestation on carbon sequestration in Yankari Game Reserve, Nigeria
Advisors: Ming Xu


Gabriella Ulloa
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Program: MS
Research interests/areas: Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, Environmental Impact Assessment
Advisor: Laura Schneider


Jonah Walters
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: participatory research
Advisor: Kevin St. Martin


Jennifer Whytlaw-Rovito
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Program: PhD
Research interests/areas: resilience, disasters, risk communication,vulnerable populations, climate change, NJ
Advisor: Michael Greenberg


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