Graduate Students

  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • Justin D. Mullikin
  • Advisor: Heidi Hausermann and Kevon Rhiney
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-243
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  • Research Interests: Central/East Africa, Rwanda, human-environment relations, agricultural land-use/cover change, development policy, assemblage geographies, feminist political ecology, mixed methods


I study agricultural land-use/cover change and development policy in Rwanda, taking a mixed methods approach that focuses on farmer-land relationships, environmental subjectivities, and networks of policy implementation.

Previous Degrees:

  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Georgetown College


  • Sole instructor courses: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • TA courses: Introduction to GIS, Transforming the Global Environment, Introduction to Environmental Studies


  • Rutgers Global SGS Fellow (2018–2019)


  • Rutgers AAUP-AFT Graduate Worker Steering Committee Member