University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rebecca Summer

Graduate student (Ph.D.)


M.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014 (Advisor: Bill Cronon)

B.A., American Studies, Yale University, 2010

Research Areas

urban geography; historical geography; environmental history; gentrification; environmental justice; historic preservation

Current Research

My dissertation is about the history of alleys as public space in Washington, DC and the role they play in urban development, social life, and neighborhood change.


Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE)

Contact Information


Mailing Address:

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography 550 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706