Introduction to the 2013 Geography Graduate Student Cohort

We can’t wait to see them here next fall!

Kidan Araya, BA, International Relations & Environmental Studies, Beloit College. Geography of food, interconnectedness of race, space, and food, environmental justice, community-based resource management, forest policy

Jonathan Crane,  BA, Economics & Russian, South Carolina; MA, Geography, Kentucky. The operation of violence and power through geopolitical mechanisms of humanitarianism and control across space – particularly as this relates to conditionality, exclusion, and uneven geographical development in the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy.

Meredith Krueger, BA, Economics and Geography, Ohio State. The institutional foundations of agricultural land value, ownership and use. This involves interpreting not only the interaction between U.S. economic policy and private sector activities, but also their spatially- and historically-situated outcomes. Illuminating the Midwestern agricultural landscape and its shadow connections demands new and responsive understandings of power.

Key McFarlane,  BA, English & Philosophy, Colgate. Neo-liberal usurpation of globalization discourse; geographies of resistance; the manners in which schools and other state institutions, as superstructures of late capitalism, serve the hegemonic function of contributing to social reproduction and the formation of the “neoliberal subject.”

Philip Neel,  BA, Writing, Northland College. Geographies of rebellion, insurrection and revolution, as well as the geography of their suppression.

Jennifer Porter, BA, Geography : BS, Biological Sciences; MA, Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The politics of space and the gendered constructions of public and private, grounded in personal interests in the meanings of feminism and feminist activism.

Emily Slager, BA, Geography & History, Calvin College; MA, Geography,  Oregon. Technological change; urban governance; urban internet  infrastructure; civic data generation and distribution.

Margaret Wilson, BA, History, University of Chicago.  Geographies of inequality, particularly with regard to health. Social determinants of health; the interplay between state and non-state actors on a national and transnational scale; and the relationship between developed countries and the Global South in terms of health risks, attitudes, and outcomes.

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