University of Wisconsin–Madison

Graduate Students

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, oil and gas industry, ethnographic methodologies, Middle East, geographical political economy, feminist geography, urban geography

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 

Kela Caldwell
Email: kecaldwell@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Jenna Loyd 
Interests: Black geographies, Feminisit geography, Critical refugee studies, Global climate change, Racial capitalism, Vulnerability 

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

Emily Diaz-Vallejo
Email: ejdiaz3@wisc.edu

Shannon Dillard
Email: sldillard@wisc.edu
Office: Science Hall 460
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Christian Andresen
Interests: Landscape-scale response to climate change in the Arctic including melting permafrost, thermokarst features, soil biogeochemistry, plant community dynamics, and altered surface hydrology.

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

Anna George
Email: aegeorge2@wisc.edu
Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Jack Williams and Robert Roth
Interests: Climate change, paleoecology, interactive cartography, geosciences education, biogeography

Lauren Gerlowski
Email: gerlowski@wisc.edu
Office: 416 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Kris Olds
Interests: Urban geography, creative geography, cultural geography, political economy, neoliberal policy 

Kramer Gillin
Email: kgillin@wisc.edu
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
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: 19th- and 20th-century environmental history and historical geography of North America; race, ethnicity, and Indigeneity; environmental justice; political ecology; cultural geography; North American West; U.S.-Mexico borderlands; GIS and digital humanities; public humanities; narrative nonfiction

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

Caroline Griffith
Email: cgriffith5@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon, Anna Andrzejewski 
Interests: Legal geography, landscape studies, 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

Yuhao Kang
Email: yuhao.kang@wisc.edu
Office: 409 Science Hall
Program: Cartography/GIS
Advisor: Prof. 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.

Chase Kasmerchak
Email: cckasmerchak@wisc.edu
Office: Science Hall 460
Program: PhD
Advisor: Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Interests: Soil organic matter chemistry, carbon storage, nitrogen cycling, microbial community structure and function forest and land managment

Christian Keeve
Email: keeve@wisc.edu
Program: MS
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Seedkeeping, postcolonial speculative thought, black ecologies, queer geographies, vegetal politics

Meghan Kelly
Email: mkelly22@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Rob Roth
Interests: Feminist cartographies, cartography, visual storytelling, feminist geography, 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: 550 Science Hall
Program: PhD
Advisor: Morgan Robertson and Matt Turner
Interests: Political Ecology, environmental governance and governmentality, market-based conservation, carbon governance, livelihoods, Critical Development Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Climate Smart Agriculture, climate adaptation, vulnerability, land politics, resistance and social movements, visual methods and semiology, East Africa/Tanzania

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

Siddharth Menon
Email: ssmenon@wisc.edu
Office: 416 Science Hall
Program: PhD
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: Urban Studies, Critical Development Studies, Political Ecology, Science & Technology Studies (STS). Cement/Concrete. South Asia.

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.peng@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, remote sensing image understanding

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

Anika Rice
Email: amrice2@wisc.edu

Anika Rice
Email: amrice2@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

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: Ph.D.
Advisor: Holly Gibbs
Interests: Land Use, Agricultural Policy and Management, Carbon, Biogeochemistry

Clare Sullivan
Email: ccsullivan3@wisc.edu

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
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Robert Kaiser
Interests: Political geography, feminist methodology, southeastern Europe, flood/disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, science and technology studies

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
Email: hxiao35@wisc.edu
Office: 412 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Kaiser/Matt Turner
Interests: African urbanism, identity & subjectivity, mobility & transportation, ethnicity & immigration, and Chinese in Africa

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