University of Wisconsin–Madison

Graduate Students

Leanne Abraham
Email: labraham2@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Annemarie Schneider

Douglas Adams
Email: dadams3@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Landscape geography, Urban Geography, Governmentality, k12 public education

Danya Al-Saleh
Email: dalsaleh@wisc.edu
Office: 464 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Kris Olds and Sarah Moore
Interests: Higher education, knowledge production, oil and gas industry, ethnographic methodologies, Middle East, social theory

Anna Beck
Email: anbeck@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore

Kallista Bley
Email: kbley@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore

Rachel Boothby
Email: boothby@wisc.edu
Office: 418 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Consumption, US Food Systems, Animal Studies, Cultural Geography, Environmental History 

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

Kela Caldwell
Email: kecaldwell@wisc.edu

Li Can
Email: 2014lican@tongji.edu.cn
Program: Ph.D.
Interests: World city network(system), Global Cities.

Charlie Carlin
Email: crcarlin@wisc.edu
Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore/Keith Woodward
Interests: Human geography

David Chambers
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

Kelly Wanjing Chen
Email: wchen275@wisc.edu
Office: 550 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: Economic geography, development study, Chinese outward investment, Laos

YuYing Chen
Email: chen449@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Jim Burt
Interests: Cartography/GIS

Andy Davey
Email: adavey@wisc.edu
Office: 418 Science Hall
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

Emily Diaz
Email: ejdiaz3@wisc.edu

Nicolle Etchart
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

David Fastovich
Email: fastovich@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Jack Williams

Kramer Gillin
Email: kgillin@wisc.edu
Office: 550 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".

Daniel Grant
Email: dagrant2@wisc.edu
Office: 404 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: 19th- and 20th-century American historical geography and environmental history; cultural politics of water and difference; history and geography as novelistic writing; American West

W. Nathan Green
Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: Critical development studies (microfinance, land titling, hydropower dams), political ecology, science and technology studies, Cambodia, Southeast Asian Studies

Carly Griffith
Email: cgriffith5@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: BillCronon, Anna Andrzejewski
Interests: Cultural landscapes, critical cartography, environmental history, public humanities

Chenxiao ATLAS Guo
Email: chenxiao.guo@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: GIScience, location-based social media, public sentiment, spatiotemporal analysis, geo-visualization, historical GIS

Kevin Inks
Email: inks@wisc.edu

Alicia Adelle Iverson
Email: aiverson3@wisc.edu
Office: Cartography Lab
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartographic Design, Geographical Analysis, Narrative Mapping, Refugee Movements/Human Rights Crises

Allie Jensen
Email: amjensen6@wisc.edu

Yuhao Kang
Email: yuhao.kang@wisc.edu
Office: 409 Science Hall
Program: Cartography/GIS
Advisor: Song Gao
Interests: Spatio-temporal Data Mining, Urban Computing, Affective Computing, Social Sensing.

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

Christian Keeve
Email: keeve@wisc.edu

Meghan Kelly
Email: mkelly22@wisc.edu
Office: 416 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Rob Roth
Interests: Cartography, critical cartography, feminist theory, borders and political geography

Niwaeli Kimambo
Email: kimambo@wisc.edu
Office: 544 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Lisa Naughton
Interests: East african environmental conservation, ecology of mid-elevation forests, rural-urban links and impacts on forests, drivers of land use change, quantitative spatial analysis

Erin Kitchell
Email: ekitchell@wisc.edu
Office: 544 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: Land tenure, land use and management in drylands, Sahelian agropastoral systems, urbanization in Africa, political ecology

Laura Lawler
Email: llawler2@wisc.edu
Office: 417 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Morgan Robertson
Interests: Refugee resettlement, agriculture, political ecology, development studies, knowledge politics, diverse economies, public engagement with food systems

Luke Leavitt
Email: ldleavitt@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Keith Woodward

Zhe Yu Lee
Email: zlee27@wisc.edu
Office: 417 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Ian Baird and Morgan Robertson
Interests: political ecology; critical development studies; science and technology studies; environmental history; biopolitics; social studies of capitalism/neoliberalism; global environment/development governance; alter-globalization and agrarian social movements; Southeast Asia

Yunlei Liang
Email: yunlei.liang@wisc.edu
Office: 409 Science Hall
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Song Gao
Interests: GIScience, transportation, human mobility, location-based social media data, urban planning

Xinyi Liu
Email: xliu636@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Cartography/GIS, social media, data mining

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

Taylor McDowell
Email: tmcdowell2@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Soil, Geomorphology, Climate Change

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

Kevin McKeehan
Email: kmckeehan@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Physical geography, soil geomorphology, pedology, prairie/grassland ecosystems, dune activation/stabilization, OSL, GIS.

Siddharth Menon
Email: ssmenon@wisc.edu
Office: 416 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: Economic Geography & Critical Development Studies, Cultural Geography & Infrastructure Studies, STS & Political Ecology, Ethnographic Field Methods, Concrete, Building Construction Materials, Kerala, India. 

Chelsea Nestel
Email: nestel@wisc.edu
Office: 416 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartography, geography of the classical world, the spatial humanities

Elsa Noterman
Email: noterman@wisc.edu
Office: 225 Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Club
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Keith Woodward

Bo Peng
Email: bo [dot] peng [at] wisc [dot] edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Interests: Machine learning & Data mining

Areeprachakun Puttaporn
Email: areeprachaku@wisc.edu
Office: 480 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: The impacts of racialized boundaries on immigrant workers in Thai society

Julia Reynolds
Email: jreynolds7@wisc.edu

Clara Risk
Email: crisk@wisc.edu

Heather Rosenfeld
Email: hrosenfeld@wisc.edu
Office: 404 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: farmed animal sanctuaries, activist science, queer and feminist STS, environmental justice, posthumanism, comics, critical cartography

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

Chris Scheele
Email: cjscheele@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Cartography/GIS

Will Shattuck
Email: wshattuck@wisc.edu
Office: 419 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird

Akarath (Ake) Soukhaphon
Email: soukhaphon@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: Heritage Tourism, Lower Mekong Subregion Water Politics and Cultural Landscapes in Southeast Asia (Laos)

Seth Spawn
Email: spawn@wisc.edu
Office: 287 Enzyme Institute & 401 Science Hall
Program: M.S./Ph.D.
Advisor: Holly Gibbs
Interests: Land Use Change, Agriculture, Carbon Emissions, Climate Mitigation, Biomass Mapping, Biogeochemistry, Biofuels

Clare Sullivan
Email: ccsullivan3@wisc.edu

Rebecca Summer
Email: rsummer@wisc.edu
Office: 417 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon

Peter Swift
Email: pswift@wisc.edu
Office: 550 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: People-Environment

Laura Szymanski
Email: lszymanski@wisc.edu
Office: 554 Science Hall; Lab - Room 230
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Erika Marin-Spiotta
Interests: Physical geography: soil carbon stabilization, biogeochemistry, ecosystem dynamics

Molly Teague
Email: mteague@wisc.edu

Ruth Trumble
Email: rtrumble@wisc.edu
Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Robert Kaiser
Interests: Political geography, feminist methodology, southeastern Europe, art - visual and performance, peacebuilding, flood/disaster recovery

Nick Underwood
Email: nunderwood3@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cartography/GIS
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Data Journalism Interactive Web Mapping Science Communication

Elliot Vaughan
Email: evaughan2@wisc.edu
Office: 401 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Marín-Spiotta
Interests: Physical geography, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, land use change

Stepha Velednitsky
Email: stephanie.velednitsky@gmail.com
Office: 401 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: Digital technology production, critical race theory, feminist science studies, Middle East

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

Meiliu Wu
Email: mwu233@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Big Data Mining, Social Media, Human Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Geovisualization

Allen Xiao (Kld)
Email: hxiao35@wisc.edu
Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Kaiser/Matt Turner
Interests: African urbanism; Ethnicities; (Im)migration; Mobilities; China-Africa links; Regional focus: Nigeria

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