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

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 methods, Middle East, social theory

Evan Applegate
Email: eapplegate@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Jim Burt/Robert Roth
Interests: Editorial cartography, urban remote sensing

Mohammed Rafi Arefin
Email: marefin@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: Waste; Infrastructure; Urban Geography; Psychoanalysis and Affect; Social Theory; Development Studies; Middle East.

Neslihan Atatimur
Email: atatimur@wisc.edu
Office: 409 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bob Kaiser
Interests: Political Geography, Feminist Geography, Social Movements, Visual Methodologies, Turkey and the Middle East

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

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

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; labor geographies; feminist geographies; social movements and activism; violence

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

Ritodhi Chakraborty
Email: rchakrabort5@wisc.edu
Office: 408 Science Hall
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

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

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

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

Michael Eggen
Email: meggen@wisc.edu
Office: 550 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Matt Turner
Interests: People-Environment

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

Scott Farley
Email: scottsfarley@gmail.com
Office: 464 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Jack Williams/Rob Roth
Interests: Cartography/GIS

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

Jake Fleming
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

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: Bill Cronon, Anna Andrzejewski 
Interests: Cultural landscapes, critical cartography, environmental history, public humanities

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

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

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

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

Nick Lally
Email: nlally@wisc.edu
Office: 401 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: Software studies, social movements, visual studies, social and spatial theory, critical GIS

Hannah Larson
Email: kfrey3@wisc.edu

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

Han Liu
Email: hliu255@wisc.edu
Office: 440 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu

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

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

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.

Starr Moss
Email: shmoss@wisc.edu
Office: 409 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Interests: Cartography/GIS

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

Eric Nost
Email: nost@wisc.edu
Office: Science Hall M390 (Cartography Lab)
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Morgan Robertson
Interests: Political ecology, valuation, wetlands, (big) data and the environment, and interactive cartography

Elsa Noterman
Email: noterman@wisc.edu
Office: 544 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Keith Woodward
Interests: The commons; commoning; property; critical and feminist geographies; social reproduction; affordable housing; critical pedagogy; social movements and activism

Jason Nu
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

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

Heather Rosenfeld
Email: hrosenfeld@wisc.edu
Office: 404 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Interests: farm animal sanctuaries, critical animal geography, urban geography, science and technology studies, environmental justice, posthumanism, psychoanalysis, comics and graphic arts, critical cartography, intersectional feminism

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

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

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

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

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

Zihan Song
Email: zsong57@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartography/GIS

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)

Rebecca Summer
Email: rsummer@wisc.edu
Office: 417 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Bill Cronon
Interests: Urban and cultural geography, environmental history, historic preservation, architectural history, public history

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

Ross Thorn
Email: rthorn@wisc.edu
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Rob Roth
Interests: Interactive Mapping, Video Game Maps, Imaginary Cartography

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

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

Kristen Vincent
Email: kvincent2@wisc.edu
Office: 413 Science Hall
Program: M.S.
Advisor: Robert Roth
Interests: Cartography/GIS

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

Yue Wang
Email: ywang327@wisc.edu
Office: 550 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: Jack Williams
Interests: Paleoecology, Climate Change

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
Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
Advisor: Qunying Huang
Interests: GIScience, Data Mining, Geocomputing, Human Mobility

Allen Xiao (Kóládé)
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

Guiming Zhang
Email: gzhang45@wisc.edu
Office: 440 Science Hall
Program: Ph.D.
Advisor: A-Xing Zhu
Interests: Geographic information science, volunteered geographic information, geospatial big data analytics, predictive mapping, geocomputing