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

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

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

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

Sahithya Venkatesan awarded 2023-24 "AIIS" fellowship

29 March 2023
Graduate student Sahithya Venkatesan was selected from an extremely competitive field of proposals to receive a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to begin fieldwork in India for her dissertation project:  Dissertation Title: For a fistful of dignity: Dalit Place-making and...

Professor David Robinson received the 2023 AAG Cryosphere Lifetime Achievement Award

29 March 2023
The AAG Cryosphere Speciality sections François E. Matthes Lifetime Achievement Award was for his contribution to snow research and mentoring of cryosphere scientists. In the photo, the chair of the AAG Cryosphere Speciality section, Yanan “Nancy” Li, is presenting Dave with the award at the AAG...

Professor Laura Schneider receives research funding from Rutgers Global for her grant proposal,

15 March 2023
“Intersection of land use and climate in Costa Rica.” The project is in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Lintner (Co-PI). The funding will support research to explore the historical patterns of land use and climate in Costa Rica and to participate in ongoing field studies in coffee farms near the...

James Kenneth Mitchell, Professor Emeritus recognized with 2023 AAG Meredith F. Burrill Award

06 February 2023
Ken has devoted over fifty years as a geographer to the human dimensions of environmental risks, hazards, disasters, and resilience. Incorporating natural, social, and management sciences, he has taken a broad front approach to bridging deep theoretical thinking and geographical knowledge with...

J.T. Roane's book, Dark Agoras, published

20 January 2023
The Department of Geography is pleased to celebrate the publication of Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor J.T. Roane's new book, Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place, published this month by NYU Press.  An online Book Launch Party, organized through the Institute for the...

Professor Robin Leichenko has been selected as an AAG Fellow.

12 January 2023
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announces its 2023 Fellows, recognizing 16 geographers in a variety of practice areas for their contributions to geographic research, advancement of practice, and careers devoted to strengthening the field of geography, including teaching and...

Professor Jesse Rodenbiker speaks at UN COP 15 Convention on Biological Diversity.

12 December 2022
He spoke on promoting cooperation across non-state actors on biodiversity conservation and green development alongside the WWF Director of Global Policy, Li Lin, and the Vice President of African Wildlife Fund, Fredrick Kumah. Rodenbiker recently published an article on China's leadership in...

Professor Åsa Rennermalm honored as MVP.

01 December 2022
A group of students from the Rutgers women's volleyball team has been taking Åsa's Earth Systems course this fall and nominated her for Most Valuable Professor. Åsa was honored as MVP at the Rutgers/Wisconsin game on November 18th.  

Professor Jesse Rodenbiker awarded 2022-2023 Wilson China Fellow.

06 September 2022
He will be a non-resident fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington D.C. based think-tank. More information is available here.

Rutgers Geography welcomes new Assistant Professor, J.T. Roane

02 September 2022
It is with great pleasure that the Department of Geography welcomes new Assistant Professor, Dr. J.T. Roane, to Rutgers. Dr. Roane has a joint appointment in the Department of Africana Studies and is the Andrew W. Mellow Chair in the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice. Dr. Roane...

Andrea Marston receives Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award

27 May 2022
Assistant Professor Andrea Marston was awarded the 2022 Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award from the School of Graduate Studies. This award, issued on the basis of School-wide nominations of graduate faculty at Rutgers, is given to two professors from the University and recognizes...

Professor Robin Leichenko participates in an “Adaptation All-Stars" panel

18 May 2022
On Friday, May 6, 2022, the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) hosted the “Adaptation All-Stars Lunch,” an opportunity for students and faculty to hear from four world-renowned climate adaptation experts. The lunch featured Robin Leichenko, Professor at Rutgers University; Maria Carmen...