Geography Graduate Students

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Graduate Students (A-L)

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Al-Saleh, Danya

Email: dalsaleh@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Kris Olds
Interests: Urban geography, higher education, knowledge production, Middle East, social theory


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Applegate, Evan

Email: eapplegate@wisc.edu
Office: M390 Science Hall (Cart Lab)
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Jim Burt/Robert Roth
Interests: Editorial cartography, urban remote sensing


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Arefin, Mohammed Rafi

Email: marefin@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: Geographies of Waste, Garbage and Discards; Urban Geography; Psychoanalytic Geography; Social Theory; Development Studies; Middle East.


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Atatimur, Neslihan

Email: atatimur@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Kaiser
Interests: Political Geography, Feminist Geography, Social Movements, Visual Methodologies, Turkey and the Middle East


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Bennett, Sarah

Email: scbennett@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Kaiser
Interests: Qualitative movement analysis, mapping, art-science collaboration, environmental art


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Boothby, Rachel

Email: boothby@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Farm-to-table restaurant sourcing, local food movement, political ecology, environmental history


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Bruzzone, Mario

Email: bruzzone@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Migration; labor geographies; feminist geographies; social movements and activism; violence


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Carlin, Charlie

Email: crcarlin@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore/Keith Woodward
Interests: Human geography


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Chakraborty, Ritodhi

Email: rchakrabort5@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: Climate change and Land Use Change in the Himalayas, Youth Networks, Vulnerability and Resilience, Science and Technology Studies, Climate Modelling


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Chambers, David

Email: dmorganchambers@gmail.com
Office: 404 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: Political Ecology, Political Geography, Cultural Geography, Southeast Asia, Hmong Studies, Space and Place


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Chen, Kelly Wanjing

Email: wchen275@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: Human geography


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Chen, YuYing

Email: chen449@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Jim Burt
Interests: Cartography/GIS


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Connolly, Maureen

Email: meconnolly3@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Interests: Cartography/GIS


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Cooper, Mark

Email: markcooper@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner/Jaime Peck
Interests: Environmental governance, economic geography and natural resources, science studies


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Davey, Andy

Email: adavey@wisc.edu
Office: Science Hall 418
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Environmental, intellectual, and cultural history; environmental and place-based education; religion and nature; food systems; and political theory


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Day, Cathy

Email: ctday@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: Impacts of climate change on agriculture, agricultural insurance, arid/semi-arid agriculture, farm/rural livelihoods, political ecology, agricultural history


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Du, Fei

Email: fdu@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Interests: Cartography/GIS


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Eggen, Michael

Email: meggen@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Interests: People-Environment


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Etchart, Nicolle

Email: netchart@wisc.edu
Office: 464 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Morgan Robertson/Lisa Naughton
Interests: Agrarian and environmental change, politics of climate change, Latin America. political ecology, political economy of development, social theory


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Fleming, Jake

Email: jefleming@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: People-environment geography, post-Soviet Central Asia, political ecology, posthumanism, property, science and technology studies


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Gillin, Kramer

Email: kgillin@wisc.edu
Office: 460 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: Pastoral mobility, land tenure, environmental governance, legal pluralism, Islamic law and economics, land use change, remote sensing, development, and "resource conflicts".


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Grant, Daniel

Email: dagrant2@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: American West; historical geography; environmental history; natural hazards; disasters; risk; environmental time; landscape; water


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Green, W. Nathan

Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: Development studies, Political Ecology, Marxist Political Economy, Science and Technology Studies, Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin, Southeast Asian Politics and History


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Guo, Shanxin

Email: sguo52@wisc.edu
Program: Visiting Ph.D.
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Interests: GIS, Digital Soil Mapping, Remote Sensing, Lake area monitoring


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Hatzel, Jeff

Email: hatzel@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu


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Jing, Duanyang

Email: djing3@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Cartography/GIS


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Jiu, Jing

Email: jliu93@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Interests: GIS


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Kang, Yanghui

Email: ykang38@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Interests: Remote sensing in agriculture; Crop yield prediction.


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Kasmerchak, Chase

Email: cckasmerchak@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Soil development, clay chemistry, geomorphology, loess


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Kimambo, Niwaeli

Email: kimambo@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Lisa Naughton/Matt Turner
Interests: Conservation, East Africa, land use/land cover change, land use history, GIS & remote sensing applications


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Kitchell, Erin

Email: ekitchell@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: Land tenure, land use and management in drylands, Sahelian agropastoral systems, urbanization in Africa, political ecology


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Kontgis, Caitlin

Email: kontgis@wisc.edu
Office: Enzyme Institute (SAGE), Room 207
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Annemarie Schneider
Interests: Remote sensing, food security, climate change, urban expansion


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L'Roe, Jess

Email: jelong@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Lisa Naughton
Interests: People-Environment geography


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Lawler, Laura

Email: llawler2@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Matt Turner/Morgan Robertson
Interests: People-environment geography


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Lee, Jae-Youl

Email: lee14@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Kris Olds
Interests: Economic and Urban geography: Networks, Global trade, Restructuring, and regional re-development


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Limburg, Christopher

Email: cjlimburg@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon/Matt Turner
Interests: Research Area: Nature/Culture, Place, Space, Buddhism, Himalaya, Water, Nagas, Other visions of landscape


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Loope, Henry

Email: loope@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Quaternary geology and geomorphology


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Graduate Students (M-Z)

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Lally, Nick

Email: nicklally@gmail.com
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Human geography


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Liu, Han

Email: hliu255@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu


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Ma, Fei

Email: fma4@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Physical geography


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Mandelman, Adam

Email: mandelman@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Environmental history, science and technology studies, political ecology, cultural geography, environmental health, wetlands, borders and borderlands


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McGraw, Rachel

Email: rmcgraw@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Kris Olds
Interests: Cultural, economic and political geography, globalization and higher education


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Munoz, Samuel

Email: semunoz@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: Jack Williams
Office: 201 Science Hall
Interests: Paleoecology, historical ecology, human-environment interaction, geoarchaeology


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Nelson , Garrett

Email: ggnelson@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Landscape and ideology, parkland and gardens, futurism and utopias, theory, historical-cultural geography, rural studies, North America, socialist Europe, Modernism


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Nestel, Chelsea

Email: nestel@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartography, geography of the classical world, the spatial humanities


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Nost, Eric

Email: nost@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Morgan Robertson
Interests: Political ecology, ecosystem service markets, ecological design, climate adaptation and law, (big) data and the environment, mixed-methods research, GIS, US


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Noterman, Elsa

Email: noterman@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Human geography


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Nu, Jason

Email: nu@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Kris Olds/Bob Kaiser
Interests: Urban geography; the global city; the sustainable city; the production, politics, meanings and representations of the urban built environment; mega-events, mega-projects; Brazil; Scandinavia


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Puttaporn, Areeprachakun

Email: areeprachaku@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Office: 416 Science Hall
Interests: The impacts of racialized boundaries on immigrant workers in Thai society


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Rose, Caroline

Email: cmr.rose@gmail.com
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: GIS use in Wilderness Search and Rescue, Geocollaboration, Distributed Cognition


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Rosenfeld, Heather

Email: hrosenfeld@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: Hybridity, labor, and infrastructure; critical GIS; information theory and the body; feminism and feminist geography; science and technology studies; animals


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Russ, Karen

Email: kruss@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Climate change, paleoclimate, the response of the hydrological cycle to global warming


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Sack, Carl

Email: northlandiguana@gmail.com
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartography/GIS, Lake Superior mining impacts


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Schuck, Aaron

Email: aarondschuck@gmail.com
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Interests: Cartography/GIS/Remote Sensing


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Shattuck, William

Email: wshattuck@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: Agriculture, community, political activity, sense of identity in southern Thailand


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Summer, Rebecca

Email: rsummer@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Urban and cultural geography, environmental history, historic preservation, architectural history, public history


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Swift, Peter

Email: pswift@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: People-Environment


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Szymanski, Laura

Email: lszymanski@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Erika Marin-Spiotta
Office: 413 Science Hall, Lab: Room 230
Interests: Physical geography: soil carbon stabilization, biogeochemistry, ecosystem dynamics


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Tolochko, Robin

Email: tolochko@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.(Cart/GIS)
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartography/GIS


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Trumble, Ruth

Email: rtrumble@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Robert Kaiser
Interests: Political geography, feminist methodology, southeastern Europe, art - visual and performance, peacebuilding, flood/disaster recovery


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Vaughan, Elliot

Email: evaughan2@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Erika Marin-Spiotta
Interests: Physical geography


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Vue, Pao

Email: pdvue@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: People-Environment Relationship, Wildlife Conservation, Sustainabilty and Forest Restoration in Southeast Asia


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Wallace, Tim

Email: twallace2@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jim Burt
Interests: Cartography, Design, History of Cartography


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Wang, Yue

Email: ywang327@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jack Williams
Interests: Paleoecology, Climate Change


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Watson, Ben

Email: biwatson@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Jack Williams
Interests: Physical geography


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Weisse, Mikaela

Email: mweisse@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Lisa Naughton
Office: 413 Science Hall
Interests: Tropical deforestation, GIS, land cover change, mining, Latin America


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White, Jeremy

Email: jjwhite4@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jim Burt
Interests: Interactive cartography, information visualization, techniques for spatio-temporal synthesis


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Xiao, Allen Hai

Email: hxiao35@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Kaiser
Interests: Political economy of China-Africa links, Transnational migration, Informal economy, Embeddedness; Regional focus: West Africa, esp. Nigeria


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Yong, Yu

Email: yongyu@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Ostregren
Interests: Human geography


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Zhang, Zidong

Email: zzhang457@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.Cat/GIS
Advisor: Qunying Huang


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Zhang, Guiming

Email: gzhang45@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Office: 440 Science Hall
Interests: GIScience; GIS Applications; Wildlife Habitat Mapping