Graduate Students

2021 cohort names

Rutgers Geography Welcomes the 2021 Cohort of Graduate Students

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  • Samantha L. Bowden
  • Advisor: Robert W. Lake
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-243
  • Email: sam.bowden@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: urban public policy, community development, public space/memory, cultural landscapes, decolonial/social movements, political economy of difference

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  • Nia Cambridge
  • Advisor: Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: nia.cambridge@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: climate adaptation and resilience, environmental justice, political ecology, postcolonial thought, Caribbean region
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  • Katherine Cann
  • Advisor: Karen O'Neill
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: kdc133@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: coastal land use, climate adaptation and resilience, community conservation regimes, political ecology
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  • Maravilla Clemens
  • Advisor: Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Email: mdc249@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: coastal resiliency, climate adaptation, environmental justice, coastal communities, Caribbean region
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  • Thomas Crowley
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-245
  • Email: trc90@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: urban geography, political economy, political ecology, India, caste

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  • David Ferring
  • Advisor: Heidi Hausermann
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: david.ferring@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, environmental governance, social theory, mixed methods, land-use change, health geography

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  • Daniel (Danny) Foster
  • Advisor: James DeFilippis
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: danny.foster@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: social movements and freedom struggles; racial capitalism and solidarity economies; feminist, queer and trans geographies; ethics and the critique of everyday life
  • Daniel Friedman
  • Advisor: Andrea Marston
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Email: dsf91@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: production of living spaces, politics of extraction, decolonialism, urban geography, GIS
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  • Jamie Gagliano
  • Advisor: Andrea Marston
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: jcg243@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, feminist geography, land, agriculture, Latin America

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  • María Alexandra García
  • Advisor: James DeFilippis
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: ma.garcia@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: uneven development, globalization, modernity, mobilities, decolonial feminism, social reproduction, Andes, Ecuador, Latin America, Caribbean, Latinx geographies in the U.S., Latino studies, transnational migration and solidarity, feminist geographies, critical human and cultural geographies, cooperatives and solidarity economies

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  • Stuti Govil
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: stutigovil@gmail.com
  • Research Interests: urban geography, cities, homelessness, social theory, media urbanism

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  • Jeffrey Immanuel
  • Advisor: Kevin St Martin
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: Jeffrey.immanuel@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: decolonial political ecology, anti caste dravidian politics, diverse economies, pluriverse, fisheries, aquaculture, mariculture, marine spatial planning

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  • Sadaf Javed
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: sadaf.javed@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: agroecology, local food systems, human-environment relations, agrarian change, political ecology

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  • Raymond Jennings
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: rsj49@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: Black European geographies, urban geography, postcolonialism, mobility politics, race, France, belonging and citizenship

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  • Laura F. Landau
  • Advisor: Robin Leichenko
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-243
  • Email: laura.landau@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: social infrastructure, community organizing, emergency management, public space, civic stewardship, coastal resilience

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  • Sasha Leidman
  • Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-257
  • Email: sasha.leidman@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: glaciology, polar sciences, hydrology, geomorphology, remote sensing

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  • Alexander M. Liebman
  • Advisor: Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: alex.liebman@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, data science, agrarian studies, race, financialization of land

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  • Hudson McFann
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: hudson.mcfann@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: historical geography, political geography, the history and politics of humanitarianism, aesthetics, oral history, political violence, waste, Cambodia and Southeast Asia

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  • Daniela Mosquera Camacho
  • Advisor: Andrea Marston
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: daniela.mosquera@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: extractivism, territorial planning, state formation, participatory methods, Colombia, Latin America

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  • Justin D. Mullikin
  • Advisor: Heidi Hausermann and Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-243
  • Email: justin.mullikin@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: agrarian change; place-making and identity; citizen-state-environment interactions; critical development studies; feminist political ecology; de- and postcolonial theory; gis and remote sensing; Rwanda; critical pedagogy

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  • Rohi Muthyala
  • Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-272
  • Email: rohi.muthyala@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: arctic hydrology, glaciology, hydrological modeling, surface hydrology

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  • Khai Hoan Nguyen
  • Advisor: Robin Leichenko
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: knn15@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: New York City, waterfront development, climate resilience, industrial retention, public policy and planning

 

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  • Erin Royals
  • Advisor: Kathe Newman
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-253
  • Email: erin.royals@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: race, urban governance, racial spatialization, business improvement districts, special taxing districts, black geographies, urban geography, Kansas City, nightlife, urban security

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  • Hoang Mai Thach
  • Advisor: Pam McElwee
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-109
  • Email: hmt46@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: science and technology studies in nature conservation, rewilding nature, conservation values and ethics, environmental stewardship, nature conservation in the Anthropocene, ethnoprimatology and multispecies ethnography, science and communication

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  • Sadia Baba Tijjani
  • Advisor: Ming Xu
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Walton Center, Room 137
  • Email: sadia.baba@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: process-based models, remote sensing, GIS, R and Python programming, machine learning, big data analytics

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  • Sahithya Venkatesan
  • Advisor: Kevin St. Martin
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-247
  • Email: sahithya.venkat@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: fisheries, political ecology, alternative economies, India

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  • Tashanna J. Walker
  • Advisor: Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-245
  • Email: tjw121@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: urban militarization, urban redevelopment, political economy, social justice, ethnography

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  • Jing Xiao
  • Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-272
  • Email: j.xiao@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: glaciology, climatology

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  • Tyler Young
  • Advisor: Kevin St. Martin
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: tyler.young46@gmail.com
  • Research Interests: political ecology, governance, land-use and settlement patterns in southeastern Senegal

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  • Sauvanithi Yupho
  • Advisor: Pamela McElwee
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: s.yupho@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: water governance, climate urbanism, institutions, political ecology, infrastructure, flood management, Southeast Asia

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