Welcome to our New Faculty Member, Dr. Christine Biermann!

We are absolutely thrilled that Dr. Christine Biermann will be joining our Department starting next Autumn! She brings with her new perspectives and research interests, which we are sure will very much strengthen our department’s teaching and research. Check out how Dr. Biermann describes her own interests below:



I am a nature-society geographer with training in both human and physical geography. I am graduating with my Ph.D. in Geography from Ohio State University this May, and my current research explores the politics of ecological restoration and de-extinction projects. I am excited to work with students to better understand ‘nature’ from both social and biophysical perspectives, and I can’t wait to learn more about environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest.

UW opens new online BA featuring four geography courses

ISS2Integrated Social Sciences, UW’s new online BA  is designed to provide an affordable way for students with jobs and family commitments to complete their degrees as Huskies.  The BA includes over 30 online courses, and amongst these there are 4 from geography professors Jonathan Mayer, Katharyne Mitchell, Kam Wing Chan and Matt Sparke.  For more details, check out the program webpages at: http://www.onlinedegreecompletion.uw.edu/degrees/integrated-social-sciences/