Graduate students Jamie Gagliano and Alexander Liebman recently published a co-authored article.

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04 June 2024
Titled "Trans*agrarian Marxisms?: On Unruly Matters, Rural Sexualities, and Problematic Campesinas". Out now in Transgender Studies Quarterly as part of a special issue on Trans Marxisms. The article examines points of interconnection between critical agrarian studies and trans* Marxisms through...

Professor Andrea Marston's book was published by Duke University Press.

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04 June 2024
 In "Subterranean Matters: Cooperative Mining and Resource Nationalism Plurinational Bolivia", Andrea Marston examines the ongoing history of Bolivian mining cooperatives, an economic formation that has been central to Bolivian politics and to the country’s economy. Marston outlines how mining...

2024 Senior Celebration and Lunch

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15 May 2024
  Undergraduate Director Åsa Rennermalm awarding the 2024  Andrew Hill Clark prize to Alexander Warden .  

Graduate Student Tashanna Walker is featured on a billboard to inspire marginalized youth.

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14 March 2024
A billboard featuring her academic achievements at Rutgers was erected on a busy thoroughfare in the community of Trench Town, Kingston Jamaica. Trench Town is a low-income, volatile neighborhood in the heart of the capital city and was her hometown before migrating to the U.S. to pursue doctoral...

Professor J.T. Roane's book awarded the 2024 Pauli Murray Book Prize.

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09 March 2024
The award for Dark Agoras Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place is from the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). The book is a history of Black urban placemaking and politics in Philadelphia from the Great Migration to the era of Black Power.In this book, author...

Professor Andrea Marston receives the Margaret FitzSimmons Early Career Award

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21 February 2024
The award from the Cultural and Political Ecology section of the AAG recognizes the "innovative work of an early career scholar in the area of nature-society relations, including research, teaching, and outreach." In announcing award, the committee wrote of Andrea that it found "your theoretical and...

Graduate Student Dhruv Gangadharan selected for MaGrann Field Research Award

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19 February 2024
The MaGrann Field Research Award supported my pre-dissertation scoping study in coastal Tamil Nadu, where I looked at India’s emerging ‘Blue Economy’ while visiting the districts of Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram. My goal was to understand the intersection of community economies and novel yet...

ESRI's ArcWatch writes about Noam Aharon's project on interactive indoor mapping of Lucy Stone Hall.

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24 January 2024
"Aharon, who graduated in 2023, credits his work with both the CAD files and indoor GIS with intensifying his love of maps and geography, as well as helping him put the skills he learned to practical use. “I didn’t know what GIS was at all before I got to Rutgers. And now I’m working at a...

Jesse Rodenbiker's book, Ecological States: Politics of Science and Nature in Urbanizing China,...

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16 January 2024
The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the publication of assistant teaching professor Jesse Rodenbiker's new book, Ecological States: Politics of Science and Nature in Urbanizing China (2023, Cornell University Press). The book is available in paperback and as a free open-access...

The Geography Department and the New Brunswick Libraries hosted a successful mapathon on GIS Day...

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16 November 2023
Over 40 people, primarily undergraduates, participated in this year's Rutgers mapathon. Volunteers contributed to Humanitarian Open Street Map project #15673 in support of efforts by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to aid refugees in West Darfur, Sudan. The project area is...

RU Geography Undergrads on the winning team at the 2023 AAG Middle States Meetings Geography Bowl

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13 November 2023
A team made up of Rutgers and Penn State undergraduates made it to the final round against West Point and won. The highest-scoring individuals make up the team that is sent to national AAG meetings. (left to right) Finan Turnage-Barney (Penn State); Collis Lee (Penn State), Urvi Vinod (Rutgers), Lukas...

Graduate Student Leonardo Calzada Receives a 2023 Fulbright-National Geographic Award.

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05 September 2023
Leo is researching the interplay between human and ecological communities within tropical forests. He will study the impact of the Mayan Train and Mexico’s leading agroforestry policy, “Sembrando Vida” (Sowing Life), on tropical forest dynamics and local governance processes in the Yucatán...

Professor Ghertner named Editor of Society & Space

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10 August 2023
Professor Asher Ghertner, Associate Professor of Geography, has joined the Editorial Team of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. He joins the group of international editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Natalie Oswin, overseeing both the peer-reviewed journal and the Society & Space free...

Undergraduate Journey Berry is profiled in the SAS newsletter and wins Outstanding Service Award

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06 June 2023
Titled, "From Jersey to Alaska: A Student's Epic Trek Inspires a Calling in Glacier Science", the article describes several experiences that led Journey to become a double major in Geography and Geology with a focus on glaciology. The SAS Office of the Executive Dean also announced that Journey was...

Geography major Noam Aharon researches new frontier in mapping.

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02 June 2023
Lost Inside a Rutgers Building? This Graduate's Senior Project Could Help You Navigate to Your Destination Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer Geography major develops digital indoor mapping platform  The notoriously confusing Lucy Stone Hall was the subject of Noam Aharon's senior...

Professor Ghertner awarded Marshall Mentoring Award from Northeast Association of Graduate Schools

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31 May 2023
D. Asher Ghertner, an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Graduate Program in Geography, was awarded the prestigious Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the NAGS annual...

The Department of Geography celebrated our graduating seniors at a reception and lunch on April...

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04 May 2023
  Welcome Remarks by Kevin St. Martin, Department Chair. Presentation of Graduating Seniors by Åsa Rennermalm, Undergraduate Director.  Graduating Seniors Noam Y. Aharon  Geography Major-Techniques, GIS Certificate, Honors in Geography Aveen S. Arya  Geography Major-Environment Honors in Geography Journey...

Graduate student Leonardo Calzada was awarded a Fulbright COMEXUS - Garcia Robles 2023- 24.

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20 April 2023
It will support his dissertation research in the Yucatan, Mexico. Dissertation Title: "Trailblazing development: the effects of Sembrando Vida (Sowing Life) on forest management and degradation patterns in the Calakmul—Sian Ka’an Biological Corridor, Mexico" This research examines the impact of the...

Congratulations to Rutgers Geography's AAG Awardees

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31 March 2023
Rutgers Geography is proud of its many award recipients from, and fellows to, the American Association of Geographers. Rutgers had a strong presence at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, held in Denver from March 23rd to March 28th.   Rutgers PhD students were well recognized: Leonardo Calzada won the...