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:



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Upcoming Colloquium: Dr. Sarah Quinn on ‘Political Fractures, Market Bonds’

We’re pleased to feature one of UW’s own for this week’s colloquium. Please join us at 3:30 in Smith 304 for Dr. Sarah Quinn’s talk Political Fractures, Market Bonds: Finance, Technology and the Politics of Debt in the United States. As always, join us for a reception in Smith 409 following the talk.

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GIS Workshop Follow Up: Successes Developing Mapping Tools for Health

In Spring 2013 geography undergraduate students Devin Hacket, Zak Lee, and Isaiah Berg worked on a project called VaxViz in the department’s GIS Workshop, GEOG 469, taught by Professor Nyerges. The client for this project was WithinReach. According to Isaiah Berg, their project works to help health practitioners make better use of Washington’s Immunization Click to Read More

UW opens new online BA featuring four geography courses

Integrated 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 Click to Read More