The Graduate Program

4 Thomas Kim GradProgram

The Graduate Program in Geography encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. Topics reflected in the work of our faculty and current graduate students include: human geographyphysical geography, and human-environmental geography. Each of these core areas may be enhanced through training in advanced geographical techniques

The graduate program has a total of 28 faculty members. They consist of 9 members of the “core” Department of Geography faculty and 19 faculty members with geographic research interests located in other schools and departments, such as the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; the Department of Human Ecology; the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources; the Department of Landscape Architecture; and the Department of Anthropology.

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Graduate Research

  • Gerlofs, Ben

    The MaGrann Field Research Award enabled me to undertake preliminary fieldwork in Mexico City during July of 2013, and has thus made an invaluable contribution to my developing doctoral research. My project concerns the use of ‘rights talk’ by contemporary urban social movements, specifically those involved in the development and promotion of The Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City. As I intend this project to entail a large ethnographic component, this preliminary field visit was essential for establishing contacts, identifying local resources (such as museum collections and...