Dr. Wright interviewed about his research by the Real News Network

10 October 2019
Jacqueline Luqman talks with Prof. Willie Jamaal Wright and Eddie Conway about how the many facets of anti-Black racism contribute to environmental racism, and whether enough is being done to elevate this discussion in and for communities of color. Real News Network interview

Graduate Student Rohi Muthyala on the cover of Dutch newspaper's weekend magazine

07 October 2019
 Graduate Student Rohi Muthyala was featured on the cover of Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsbad's weekend magazine in an article (tip: try Google translate if you do not read Dutch) about the work she and Dr. Rennermalm's research group are conducting in Greenland. Other members of the team include...

Assistant Professor search in Latinx Geographies

27 September 2019
The Department of Geography and Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University are pleased to announce a search taking place this fall for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Latinx Geographies. We are specifically interested in appointing a...

Dr. Åsa Rennermalm selected to be a 2019 Kavli Fellow

19 September 2019
Kavli Fellows attend a Frontiers of Science symposium series. The meeting attendees are selected by a committee of National Academy members from among young researchers within the US who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major national fellowships and awards and who...

No suite life: Boarding Houston’s houseless by Dr. Wright

17 September 2019
As Houston grows into "America's next great global city", it is imperative that city officials and area residents consider the social, economic and environmental costs of being a metropolis on the move. How might we plan for urban resilience and sustainability in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...

Meet new Assistant Professor, Dr. Andrea Marston

09 September 2019
Dr. Andrea Marston joins Rutgers Geography as an Assistant Professor following the completion of her PhD from the University of alifornia, Berkeley. She has a BA from Duke University and an MA in Geography from the University of British Columbia. Andrea’s research focuses on the material politics of...

Meet new Assistant Professor, Dr. Willie Wright

06 September 2019
Dr. Willie J. Wright joins Rutgers Geography this fall as an Assistant Professor, having previously taught at Florida State University. He is jointly appointed in the Department of Africana Studies. Willie completed his PhD from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, before which he...

Join us for the 11th MaGrann Conference, October 2-4, on Small-Scale Agriculture

05 September 2019
The continued transformation of global agro-food systems, rapid changes in natural ecosystems, and growing conflicts over land-based resources are just a few of the many challenges shaping human-environmental relationships around the globe, often producing uneven and unjust outcomes for...

Rutgers Geography Resolution in support of Student Climate Strike & Carbon Action Plan

04 September 2019
 On September 11th, the Rutgers Department of Geography passed a resolution, standing with our students and the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union, in support of the Global Climate Strike and week of climate action at Rutgers planned from September 20-27th.  The strike will take place on Friday,...

Robin Leichenko's book Climate and Society published

01 September 2019
Robin Leichenko's book, Climate and Society: Transforming the Future, co-authored with Karen O'Brien, was been published by Polity Press in June 2019. The book explores the social causes, consequences, and responses to climate change, and identifies openings and opportunities to create a more...

Dr. Schneider in the Amazon Fires news

29 August 2019
Amidst the devastating fires claiming thousands of acres of primary Amazonian forest, Dr. Laura Schneider, Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers, has urged caution in qualifying the ecological damage and expected climate impacts of the burn. As a biogeographer specializing in land-change...

Dr. McElwee in the news for IPCC work

08 August 2019
Dr. McElwee (center) speaking at plenary panel for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land in Geneva, August 8, 2019 Dr. Pam McElwee spoke at the plenary panel on Climate Change and Land at the IPCC meeting in Geneva and later spoke with The New York Times about the challenges of land...

Kevin St. Martin's paper published in Nature

03 July 2019
Rutgers researchers and other scientists document the impact of ocean warming on commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina. The researchers, including Kevin St. Martin, Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers, studied how climate change will likely affect the fishing opportunities for...

Rutgers University recognizes milestone anniversary of service

14 June 2019
Michael Siegel, Staff Cartographer and Johnny Nunez, Unit Computing Manager were honored by President Barchi at the University's reception marking the decennial anniversary of staff member's service. Mike was celebrating 30 years and Johnny was celebrating 10 years.

Dr. Ghertner publishes on improvised urbanism in India

03 June 2019
  Asher Ghertner, Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers, has been studying the informal planning and improvisational construction and legal systems that have supported the explosion of Delhi's unauthorized colonies since 2013. These colonies are built on land beyond the urbanizable area of the master...

Dr. McElwee named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow

23 April 2019
Professor Pamela McElwee, an associate professor of human ecology and member of the geography graduate faculty at Rutgers, was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow. Each year the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program awards grants to a select group of extraordinary scholars and writers whose groundbreaking work decodes some...

Graduate Student Khai Nguyen wins P.E.O Scholar Award

12 April 2019
Khai Hoan Nguyen is one of 150 women nationally awarded a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs...

Professor Åsa Rennermalm wins Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring Award

09 April 2019
Professor Åsa Rennermalm was selected for the Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring Award (Faculty) from the School of Graduate Studies.

Undergraduate Alina Schulz awarded AAG Cryosphere Award

08 April 2019
Alina Schulz was awarded the AAG Cryosphere Section R.S Tarr Award for outstanding undergraduate poster presentation at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, held in Washington, D.C. Her poster was titled Observing Supraglacial Stream Dynamics not he Greenland Ice...

Dr Divya Karnad receives the 'Global Future For Nature Award'

26 February 2019
Dr Divya Karnad has become the second Indian and the first woman to receive the 'Global Future For Nature Award' for her work on marine conservation.  The 'Future For Nature Award' is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant...