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Below is a directory of current graduate students in the Geography Department.

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Aykac Betül Aykaç
B.A., Marmara University; M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Feminist political geography, agrarian studies, food justice, autonomy, resistance
biggs Mary Biggs
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
Political ecology, cultural landscapes, memory, U.S. South
kate Kate Brandt
BA, Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick, BS, Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick
health geography, energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, human-environmental relationships, community based research
julia Julia Cardwell
B.A, Davidson College
Social vulnerability, extreme weather, climate change, land-use planning, GIS
Tara Tara Di Cassio
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Political geography, social movements, youth political practice, art activism, the Middle East
braun Jordan Clark
B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Climatology, meteorology, GIS, health geography
deanna Deanna K. Corin
B.A. Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Feminist political geography, health geography, political ecology, wildfires
ding Jessica Ding
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Zoonotic disease transmission and evolution, GIS, land use/land cover change, climate change, disease ecology 
Leiha Leiha Edmonds
B.A., American University; M.U.P.P., University of Illinois at Chicago
Aging in cities, care work, feminist everyday geographies, spatialized structural inequities, multi-method and participatory methodologies
annie Annie Elledge
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Feminist geography, political geography, gender, care, labor, development
Faulkner Sherah Faulkner
B.A., Agnes Scott College, M.A., Georgia State University
Feminist geography, social theory, the US South.
Faulkner Georgina Lily Gemayel
A.S. Bunker Hill Community College; B.S. University of Southern California
Human-environmental interactions, environmental & climate migration, livelihoods, vulnerability, Middle East & North Africa.
Faulkner Sara Aregai Ghebremicael
B.S University of San Diego
Climate change, food security, migration, population, survey and statistical methods.
Sophia Sophia Graybill
B.A., M.Sc. Clark University
Climate displacement, human-environment interactions, GIS, livelihoods, community-based research.
Gupta Pallavi Gupta
M.A., Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and BSL LLB , Indian Law Society’s (ILS) Law College, Pune
Human geography, Feminist Geography, Gender, and Law.
Hall Adrienne Hall
B.S., University of Southern California; MPH, San Francisco State University
Critical public health, Black Geographies, digital humanities
Faulkner Lily Herbert
B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Feminist geography, geographies of religion, Middle East.
jackson Lindsey Jackson
BA- UC Santa Cruz; MA- Columbia University
Climate change, food security, extreme weather, sustainable agriculture
carl Carl Jurkowski
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Idaho State University
Dendroclimatology, paleoclimate, water resources, historical climatology
lanier Michelle Lanier
B.A. English, Spelman College;M.A. Folklore, UNC-Chapel Hill
Womanist cartography and the folklore of AfroCarolina. Black South geographies, Afro-futures, and the restorative journey. Ethnopoetics and experimental counter-mapping.
lien Yu-Hsiu Lien
B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University
Political geography, territory, border, marine resource, fishery, East Asia.
lara Lara Lookabaugh
BA,Univ. of Florida,MLIS, Florida State Univ.,MA, Univ. of Florida
Political ecology, gender and climate change, post-development, feminist methodologies, environmental justice, Mexico, Guatemala.
Malki Andreina Malki
B.A., Furman University; M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Legal geography, territory, sovereignty, corporate power, Latin America
devon Devon Maloney
BS, University of St Andrews
Remote sensing, GIS, arid environments, agriculture and food systems
Marcus Jonathan Marcus
B.S., Florida State University
Meteorology, Extreme Weather, Social Vulnerability, Natural Hazards, GIS, Climatology
cait Caitilin McMillan
BA,Queen’s University;MSc,University of Oxford, UK
Indigenous peoples, refugees, belonging, contested space, peacebuilding, conflict resolution
ingrid Ingrid Diaz Moreno
BA, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana;MA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Political ecology, development studies, gender, labor, Latin America
Murray Andrew Murray
B.A., M.A., Univ. Of Cincinnati
Surface/Groundwater Hydrology,Geocomputation,Data Visualization
ortiz Mark Ortiz
B.A., The University of Alabama
Political Ecology, Climate Politics, Environmental Humanities, Critical development studies
padley Michelle Padley
B.A., Trinity University
Feminist Geography, Political Geography, Legal Geography, Urban Neoliberalisms.
becky Rebecca Patterson-Markowitz
B.A., M.A., University of Arizona
Feminist geographies, ontologies of the body, trauma, geographies of healing, the ethics and politics of care.
sandborn Hilary Sandborn
B.S. University of Maryland
Health geography, disease ecology, infectious disease, GIS, social vulnerability
carlos Carlos Serrano
B.A., Florida International University
Social/labor movements, critical social theory, Latin America, political geography, participatory action research
Grey Grey Shipman
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder
Urban geography, housing, labor, race and gender, feminist theory, social theory
Prabisha Prabisha Shrestha
B.S., Asian University for Women; M.S., SIU-Carbondale
Critical physical geography, energy poverty and public health, gender, GIS
carlos Cyrus Sinai
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Health geography; spatial epidemiology; infectious diseases; energy poverty and health in sub-Saharan Africa; disease surveillance in remote, resource-limited settings.
ting Victoria Ting
B.A., CSU, Sacramento
Queer geography, LGBTQ+ issues, Feminist geography, Political geography
whitmore Kriddie Whitmore
B. S., Guilford College, NC ; M.S., Virginia Tech
Biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen, Aquatic ecology, Urban systems, Field research, In-situ sensors.
willard Jayne Willard
B.S. UNC-Chapel Hill
Ecohydrology, water quality, human-environment interactions, beavers
rachel Rachel L. Woodul
B.A., M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Health Geography, GIS, Disease Ecology, Infectious Disease, Outbreak Modeling, Spatial Epidemiology

wooten Bryttani Wooten
B.S., The Pennsylvania State Univ.
black geographies, health geographies, critical public health, climate change