University of Wisconsin–Madison

Graduate Students

Danya Al-Saleh
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: dalsaleh@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Kris Olds, Sarah Moore
Interests: Higher education, oil and gas industry, ethnographic methodologies, West Asia and North Africa, geographical political economy, feminist geographies, urban geography

Gareth Baldrica-Franklin
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: baldricafran@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Critical cartography, storytelling, open source mapping, cartography and labor

Alicia Barceinas Cruz
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: barceinascru@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Elizabeth Hennessy and Michael Bell
Interests: political ecology, multispecies studies, agrarian change, transnational conservation, migration, action-oriented research, environmental justice, Latin America

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

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

Kela Caldwell
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
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.

YuYing Chen
Email: chen449@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jim Burt
Interests: Cartography/GIS

Erin Clancy
Email: eclancy2@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore, Keith Woodward
Interests: Feminist Health Geographies, Queer Geographies, Embodiment, Psychoanalytic Theory, Affect, Eating Disorders

Emily Diaz-Vallejo
Email: ejdiaz3@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Erika Marín-Spiotta

Shannon Dillard
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: sldillard@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: 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
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: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jack Williams

Anna George
Email: aegeorge2@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jack Williams, Robert Roth
Interests: Climate change, paleoecology, interactive cartography, geosciences education, biogeography

Lauren Gerlowski
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: gerlowski@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Kris Olds
Interests: Urban geography, creative geography, cultural geography, political economy, neoliberal policy 

Kramer Gillin
Pronoun(s): He
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".

Caroline Griffith
Pronoun(s): She/her/hers
Email: cgriffith5@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon, Anna Andrzejewski 
Interests: Legal geography, landscape studies, environmental history, cartography

Chenxiao (Atlas) Guo
Email: atlas.guo@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Spatiotemporal Analytics, Cartographic Visualization, Social Media Data Mining, Natural Disaster Management. (Bridging geospatial data science, cartography, and social good)

Dillon Haller
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: djhaller@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu

Luke A. Hingtgen
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: lhingtgen@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: agrarian and peasant studies, agroecology, historical geographies of communism and marxism, racial capitalism, critical development studies, feminist geography, psychoanalysis

Sameera Ibrahim
Email: sibrahim5@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.

Kevin Inks
Email: inks@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird

Alicia Adelle Iverson
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: aiverson3@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartographic Design, Geographical Analysis, Narrative Mapping, Refugee Movements/Human Rights Crises

Yuhao Kang
Email: yuhao.kang@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Song Gao
Interests: Spatio-temporal Data Mining, Urban Computing, Affective Computing, Social Sensing.

Chase Kasmerchak
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: cckasmerchak@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Erika Marín-Spiotta
Interests: Soil ecology and biogeochemistry, soil organic matter formation and storage, microbially-mediated nutrient transformations, soil geomorphology

Meghan Kelly
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: mkelly22@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Rob Roth
Interests: Feminist cartographies, cartography, visual storytelling, feminist geography, borders and political geography

Erin Kitchell
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

Jake Kruse
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: jikruse@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Song Gao
Interests: Spatial statistics, urban planning, conservation, farming and the environment, social sensing

Laura Lawler
Email: llawler2@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Morgan Robertson, 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: Ph.D.
Advisor: Keith Woodward

Zhe Yu Lee
Email: zlee27@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird, 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
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: Ph.D.
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
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Joe Mason
Interests: Soil, Geomorphology, Climate Change

Siddharth Menon
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: ssmenon@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: International Development, Urban Studies, Political Ecology, Science & Technology Studies (STS), South Asia, Built Environment/Infrastructure 

c nelson
Pronoun(s): they/them/theirs
Email: canelson@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jenna Loyd, Kris Olds
Interests: feminist geography, abolition, racial capitalism, queer geographies, social movements, higher education

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

Bo Peng
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: bo DOT peng AT wisc DOT edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Remote sensing, machine learning, computer vision

Jianxiang Qiu
Email: jqiu62@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu

Vignesh Ramachandran
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: vramachandr9@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Diaspora studies, tenant organizing and social movements, Black Atlantic/Indian Ocean studies

Jinmeng Rao
Email: jinmeng.rao@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Song Gao
Interests: Urban Computing, Geoprivacy, Trajectory Data Mining, Location-Based Services, Geovisualization

Jules Reynolds
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: jreynolds7@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: Political ecology, agroecology, climate change justice, community-engaged scholarship

Anika Rice
Pronoun(s): she | her | hers
Email: amrice2@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Matt Turner & Lisa Naughton
Interests:

Agroecology, migration studies, feminist geography, participatory action research methodology, agrarian and environmental change, political ecology, land-based pedagogy, Latin America 

Meg Rondinelli
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: mrondinelli@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Christian Andresen

Rebecca Rose
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: rmrose2@wisc.edu
Program: M.S./Ph.D.
Advisor: Annemarie Schneider, Asli Gocmen
Interests: Climate change adaptation, remote sensing, urban heat island effect

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

Sahil Sasidharan
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: ssasidharan@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Stephen Young
Interests: Urban and political geography; biopolitics; informality, marginality and everyday life of cities in the global south; India

Nora Schlenker
Pronoun(s): she/her/hers
Email: nschlenker@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jack Williams
Interests: Species response to climate change, biogeography, paleoecology, niche analysis, information science, spatial analysis, science communication

Akarath (Ake) Soukhaphon
Pronoun(s): he/him/his
Email: soukhaphon@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Ian Baird
Interests: Feminist political ecology, transboundary water politics, cultural landscapes, marginal histories, and heritage tourism in Southeast Asia; Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies

Seth Spawn-Lee
Email: spawn@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Holly Gibbs
Interests: Land Use, Agricultural Policy and Management, Carbon, Biogeochemistry

Clare Sullivan
Email: ccsullivan3@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Holly Gibbs

Laura Szymanski
Email: lszymanski@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Erika Marín-Spiotta
Interests: Physical geography: soil carbon stabilization, biogeochemistry, ecosystem dynamics

Sarah Tolbert
Email: stolbert2@wisc.edu
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Lisa Naughton

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

Stepha Velednitsky
Pronoun(s): she/her, they/them
Email: stephanie.velednitsky@gmail.com
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore, Jenna Loyd
Interests: Labor migration, social reproduction, racial and intergenerational trauma, somatics, Israel/Palestine, Former Soviet Union

Jirapa (Jamp) Vongkusolkit
Email: vongkusolkit@wisc.edu
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: Machine learning, remote sensing, natural disasters

Samto Wongso
Email: Swongso@wisc.edu
Program: M.S./Ph.D.
Advisor: Asli Gocmen
Interests: Suburban neighborhoods and sprawl; urban sustainability; GIS and remote sensing

Meiliu Wu
Email: mwu233@wisc.edu
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
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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