Graduate Students

Caitlin Alcorn
BS, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2010
MA, International Development and Social Change, Clark University, 2014
Feminist geography; gendered divisions of labor; care work; labor rights and policy; feminist theory

Rob Anderson
BA, Political Science and Music, Vassar College, 2005
Certificate, Stream Restoration, University of Washington, 2012
Nature-society relations in the Anthropocene; environmental justice; political ecology of conservation and restoration movements

Kidan Araya
BA, International Relations; Environmental Studies, Beloit College
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2015
Geography of food; interconnectedness of race, space, and food; environmental justice; community-based resource management; forest policy

Mike Babb
BA Geography, Washington, 2005
MA Geography, Washington, 2009
population geography, quantitative methods, GIS, and political geography

Julian Barr
BA History, Lindenwood University, 2012
MS Geography, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2014
Geography of sexuality with a focus on urban space, feminist geography, geography of food, and issues of social justice within human geography

Eloho E. Basikoro
BSc (Ed) Geography, Delta State University, Nigeria
MSc Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Nigeria
MSc Geography, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
geographies of health and infectious diseases, feminist political ecology, global health, global warming, environmental management and assessment

Megan Brown
BA, Wesleyan University, 2004
MPP, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
Labor and labor unions, urban geographies, & feminist geographies

Andrew Childs
BA English, Florida State University 2000
MA American and Florida Studies, Florida State University 2008
Cultural, health, and political geography. Geographies of masculinities, sexuality, critical social theory, performances of gender and sexuality and how those performances relate to the neoliberal state

Kristy Copeland
B.A., Sociology and Public Policy, UCLA
Masters, Urban Spatial Analytics, University of Pennsylvania
geopolitics of migration, feminist care ethics, alliances across difference, U.S. immigration reform movements

Christopher R. Cox
BA Political Science, Sonoma State University, 2005
MSc Political Science, Portland State University, 2014
Capital-nature relations and the world-ecology Redwood forests; eco-politics of the human/nature binary; Marxism; critical cartography and counter-mapping; historical geography of captialism

Austin Crane
BA, Economics & Russian, South Carolina
MA, Geography, University of Kentucky
Interests: Political geographies of humanitarianism, migration and borders; critical development studies; neoliberal geopolitics; security and insecurity; EU Neighbourhood Policy; Ukraine

Michelle Daigle
BA Sociology, Queens University
MA Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria
Indigenous governance and self-determination, critical food studies, food sovereignty, Indigenous dispossession, Indigenous geographies of decolonization and resistance, cultural and political geographies of place-making,  cultural regeneration

Ross Doll
BA, English, University of California-Berkeley, 2000
MA, China Studies, University of Washington, 2011
Political economy; political ecology; agrarian studies; land and property rights; agricultural modernization policy and rural spatial production; China and East Asia.

Lauren Drakopulos
BA, Anthropology, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
MS, Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Geographies of resistance, specifically exploring the relationships between identity, activism, participation and place; feminist geography; alternative food movements; labor solidarity movements; critical food studies

Josef Eckert
BA Sociology, Humboldt State University, 2008
MA Geography, Washington, 2010
Geoweb, GIS, “big data”, science and technology studies, social media, social movement theories, urban geography

Mónica Farías
BA, Geography, University of Buenos Aires, 2008
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2011
Class formation, urban inequalities, social movements, everyday cultural practice, Argentina

Lee Fiorio
BA, Geography, McGill University, 2009
urban geography, demography, race and ethnicity, inequality, migration; cultural geographies; geovisualization, quantitative methods, data carpentry

Elyse Gordon
BA, Geography, Macalester College, 2008
MA, University of Washington, 2012
Urban inequalities, political subjectivities, critical poverty studies, nonprofits, social justice philanthropy, public scholarship, qualitative methods

Tiffany Grobelski
BA, Environmental Sciences, Northwestern University, 2006
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2010
environmental politics and governance, First World political ecology, transnational environmental activism, the European Union, Poland

Olivia Hollenhorst
BS, Public Health: Promotion and Behavior, Oregon State University, 2014
GIS Certificate, Oregon State University, 2014
GIS in complex humanitarian emergencies; infectious disease epidemiology; data visualization

Ömer Kazancı
BA, History and Sociology, Bogazici University, 2015
Urban political economy; nature-society relations; political ecology; citizenship studies

Meredith Krueger
BA, Economics and Geography, The Ohio State University
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2014
property law & intersections of law & political economy, feminist political economy, critical race theory, role of political economic theory in social movements

Chris Lizotte
BA Geography and Architectural Studies, Middlebury College, 2007
MA Geography, University of Washington, 2012
Geographies of education; geographic education; philanthropy and school reform, globalization and neoliberalism, political identity formation, language and nationalism, political geography

Key MacFarlane
BA, English & Philosophy, Colgate
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2015
Neo-liberal usurpation of globalization discourse; geographies of resistance; education; social reproduction and the formation of the neoliberal subject

Jeff Masse
Moral politics of food aid and political ecology of dietary transition in the Karnali region, Nepal

Jesse McClelland
MA, International Human Rights Law American University in Cairo, 2008
BA, Philosophy Grinnell College, 2001
Property regimes, urban governance, development geographies, socio-legal studies, class, Ethiopia

Will McKeithen
BS, Culture and Politics, Georgetown University, 2011
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2014
nature/society, queer and feminist theory, animal geographies, gendered care, political economy of nature, posthumanism

Skye Naslund
BA Geography and International Relations, SUNY Geneseo, 2009
MA Geography, University of Washington, 2012
geography of health and disease, geographic imaginaries, production of knowledge, parasites, infectious disease ecology, posthumanism

Philip Neel
BA, Writing, Northland College
Geographies of rebellion, insurrection, and revolution; economic geography of China and Southeast Asia

Rod Palmquist
BA, History, University of Washington, 2008
Economic geography and social theory; workers and organized labor; global commodity chains; feminist geographies; urban geographies; welfare-states

Amy Piedalue
BA Women Studies & International Studies: Asia, Washington, 2004
MA Geography, Washington, 2010
critical development studies, feminist geographies, intersectionality, gender violence, feminist methodologies and praxis, cultural and political geographies, South Asia

Jennifer Porter
BA, Geography and BS, Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MA, Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Politics of gender and space; construction of private and public; feminism and feminist activism

Margaret (Magie) Ramírez
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, UC Berkeley, 2006
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2011
critical geographies of race; art-activist politics; transnational social movements; food justice; Chicana feminism; the Americas

Andrew Romero
AAS Computer Science, Heald College, Honolulu, HI, 2003
BA Business Management, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2011
Geographies of labor (migration, dissent, resistance, activism, rights); Global divisions of labor; workers’ control.

Edgar Sandoval
BA, Geography and Government, Dartmouth College, 2014
Queer geography of sexuality; racial inequities; urban space; migration; citizenship; social movements

Elizabeth Shoffner
BS, Architecture & Environmental Thought and Practice, University of Virginia, 2005
MA, Agroecology, Universidad de Córdoba, 2013
Agroecology and agrarian transformations (particularly in the Southern Cone of South America); neo-extractivism; political ecology; post-colonialism; identity and subjectivity

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

Arianna Thompson
BA, Women’s Studies, Wesleyan University, 2005
MRP, Master of Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
Food systems, food justice, agriculture and natural resources, GMOs, public health, science and technology in society

Matthew Townley
BS Computer Information Systems, Park University 1999
MS Geography, Texas State 2008
Demography, quantitative methods, health

Yolanda Valencia
AA, Columbia Basin College, 2000
BA, Eastern Washington University, 2002
Structural analysis of forced migration,  geographies and scales of borders and mobility, and global inequalities.

Margaret Wilson
BA, History, University of Chicago
MA, Geography, University of Washington, 2015
geographies of health, development, and humanitarianism; social construction and production of illness; mental health

jason c. young
MA Geography, University of Washington, 2012
BA Geography, Miami University (Ohio), 2009
critical gis, geoweb, the arctic, critical social theory, participatory research, community and identity politics, dissent, affective/emotional geographies

Yanning Wei
On-leave, teaching at Central Washington University
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Ann Bartos