Graduate Students

 2022 grad cohort

Rutgers Geography Welcomes the 2022 Cohort of Graduate Students

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  • Janet Adomako
  • Email: janet.adomako@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: decolonial political ecology, resource extraction, livelihood, critical health geography, feminist ethnography, indigenous ontologies.
  • Degree: Ph.D.

 

 

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  • Samantha Bowden Akbari
  • Email: sam.bowden@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: urban public policy, community development, public space/memory, cultural landscapes, decolonial/social movements, political economy of difference
  • Advisor: Robert W. Lake
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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  • Nia Cambridge
  • Email: nia.cambridge@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: climate adaptation and resilience, environmental justice, political ecology, postcolonial thought, Caribbean region
  • Advisor: Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
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  • Katherine Cann
  • Email: kdc133@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: coastal land use, climate adaptation and resilience, community conservation regimes, political ecology
  • Advisor: Karen O'Neill
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • David Ferring
  • Email: david.ferring@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, environmental governance, social theory, mixed methods, land-use change, health geography
  • Advisor: Heidi Hausermann
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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  • Daniel (Danny) Foster
  • 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
  • Advisor: James DeFilippis
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Daniel Friedman
  • Email: dsf91@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: production of living spaces, politics of extraction, decolonialism, urban geography, GIS
  • Advisor: Andrea Marston
  • Degree: M.S.
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  • Jamie Gagliano
  • Email: jcg243@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, feminist geography, land, agriculture, Latin America
  • Advisor: Andrea Marston
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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  • María Alexandra García
  • 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
  • Advisor: James DeFilippis
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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

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  • Md Arafat Hassan
  • Email: arafat.hassan@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: glaciology, Arctic hydrology, remote sensing
  • Advisor: Åsa Rennermalm
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey Immanuel
  • Email: Jeffrey.immanuel@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: decolonial political ecology, anti caste dravidian politics, diverse economies, pluriverse, fisheries, aquaculture, mariculture, marine spatial planning
  • Advisor: Kevin St Martin
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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

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  • Raymond Jennings
  • Email: rsj49@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: race, mobility, urban geography, social geography, postcolonial studies, Black France/France Noire, blues epistemology
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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

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

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  • Hudson McFann
  • 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
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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

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  • Justin D. Mullikin
  • 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
  • Advisor: Heidi Hausermann and Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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

 

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  • Erin Royals
  • 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
  • Advisor: Kathe Newman
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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  • William K. Simmons
  • Email: william.simmons@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, food geographies, climate justice, U.S. imperialism
  • Advisor: Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
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  • Hoang Mai Thach
  • 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
  • Advisor: Pam McElwee
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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  • Sadia Baba Tijjani
  • 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
  • Advisor: Ming Xu
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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  • Calvin Walds
  • Email: c.walds@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: Black geographies, Africa and the diaspora, sound studies, carcerality and abolition, poetics, mobility studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Priscilla Pinto Ferreira
  • Degree: Ph.D.

 

 

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  • Tyler Young
  • Email: tgy3@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: political ecology, governance, land-use and settlement patterns in southeastern Senegal
  • Advisor: Kevin St. Martin
  • Degree: Ph.D.

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

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2021 cohort names

2021 Cohort of Rutgers Geography Graduate Students