Below is a directory of current graduate students in the Geography Department.
 
Student Contact
biggs Mary Biggs
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
mbiggs22@live.unc.edu
Public lands, identity, governance, human-environment interaction, indigenous peoples, environmental justice
bista Rajesh Bista
B. S., Tribhuvan Univ., Nepal; M.A., Purbanchal Univ., Nepal
raaj@live.unc.edu
Human-Environment Interactions, Land Use Land Cover Change, Geospatial Analysis, Community Based Climate Change Adaptation
kate Kate Brandt
BA, Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick, BS, Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick
kebrandt@live.unc.edu
health geography, energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, human-environmental relationships, community based research
braun Amy Braun
B.S., M.A., University of Notre Dame
ambraun@live.unc.edu
Political economy, commons, peace and conflict studies, social theory
brown KD Brown
B.S Univ. of Georgia, MPH Univ. of North Carolina
brownkat@live.unc.edu
Environmental racism, political ecology, social justice, STS, public health, queer ecology, and the necropolitics of discard
braun Jordan Clark
B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
jordan.clark@unc.edu
Climatology, meteorology, GIS, health geography
deanna Deanna Duffy
B.A. Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Dea8@live.unc.edu
Feminist geography, visual culture, landscape as archive, ecopolitics, settler environmentalism
eck Montana A. Eck
B.A., UNC at Asheville. M.A., Appalachian State University
maeck@live.unc.edu
Climatology, Extreme Weather, Meteorology, Natural Hazards, Appalachian Mountains
Faulkner Sherah Faulkner
B.A., Agnes Scott College, M.A., Georgia State University
sherah@live.unc.edu
Feminist geography, social theory, the US South.
liu Liu He
B.E. in Remote Sensing science and Technology, Wuhan Univ.
liuhe95@unc.edu
Remote Sensing, climate change & LULC impacts on ecosystem, human-nature interactions, laser scanning data.
redy Madeline Giefer
B.S., University of Minnesota
mmgiefer@live.unc.edu
Research keywords: China, human-environment interaction, land use change.
Ggoelómez Varun Goel
B.A, M.S, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
varung@live.unc.edu
Health Geography/ Disease Ecology, Spatial Epidemiology, GIS, Landscape genetics, Spatial Statistics.
Gómez Angélica María Gómez
B.S. Universidad de Antioquia, B.S. Institución Universitaria de Envigado, M.S. Universidad de Antioquia
amgomez@live.unc.edu
Hydrology, Critical Zone Processes, Tropical Regions, GIS.
redy Fredy R. Grefa
B.S., Universidad San Francisco de Quito; M.A., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.C.R.P.,UNC-CH
fgrefa@live.unc.edu
Environmental Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Climate Change, Carbon Trade, Natural Resources Management, Indigenous Peoples, Amazon Region, Governance.
Gupta Pallavi Gupta
M.A., Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and BSL LLB , Indian Law Society’s (ILS) Law College, Pune
pallavigupta@unc.edu
Human geography, Feminist Geography, Gender, and Law.
hawkins Michael Hawkins
BA at University of Arizona
hawkins4@live.unc.edu
Cultural and human geography, military bases, Philippines
Faulkner Lily Herbert
B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
lherbert@live.unc.edu
Feminist geography, geographies of religion, Middle East.
hernandez Manuel Hernandez
B.S., M.S. – Texas A&M University
mhernan@live.unc.edu
Climate modeling, large-scale climate dynamics, water resources, climate variability, paleoclimate, monsoons
doug Doug Hopping
B.A. Brandeis University

Demography, Population-Environment Interactions, Migration
Keeler Corinna Keeler
B.A., Grinnell College
cykeeler@live.unc.edu
Health geography, infectious disease, GIS modeling, spatial analytics, human-environment interactions
laso Francisco Laso
B.A., Columbia Univ. M.Sc., Univ.of Montpellier II, Univ. of Groningen
laso@live.unc.edu
Agroecosystems, complex adaptive systems, conservation, ecology, evolution, human-environment interactions, Galapagos, Ecuador.
lara Lara Lookabaugh
BA,Univ. of Florida,MLIS, Florida State Univ.,MA, Univ. of Florida
lwl@live.unc.edu
Political ecology, gender and climate change, post-development, feminist methodologies, environmental justice, Mexico, Guatemala.
john John Lovette
BS College of William & Mary

GIS, water resources, land cover/land use change, ecohydrology
angus Angus Lyall
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales – Ecuador

Political economy of development, political ecology, agrarian studies, social mobilization, ethnography, Latin America
maxwell Sara Maxwell
M.S. with Distinction, the University of New Mexico; B.A., Columbia University
willmax@live.unc.edu
Ethnobotany, Ecology, Actor-Network Theory, Human-Environment Interactions, Conservation, Rural Livelihoods, Indigenous People
christopher Trey Murphy
B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University

Energy geography, fracking, political-economy/ecology, hydrocarbon governance, Texas
Murray Andrew Murray
B.A., M.A., Univ. Of Cincinnati
armurray@live.unc.edu
Surface/Groundwater Hydrology,Geocomputation,Data Visualization
christopher Christopher Neubert
B.A., Grinnell College

Cultural geography, social theory, biopower, spaces of resistance, postcolonial feminism, Sri Lanka
ocal Devran Koray Ocal
B.A., Kocaeli University; M.A., Istanbul Technical University
dkocal@live.unc.edu
Human geography, Transnational Muslims, Turkey
ortiz Mark Ortiz
B.A., The University of Alabama
marcoso@live.unc.edu
Political Ecology, Climate Politics, Environmental Humanities, Critical development studies
padley Michelle Padley
B.A., Trinity University
mpadley@live.unc.edu
Feminist Geography, Political Geography, Legal Geography, Urban Neoliberalisms.
becky Rebecca Pattowitz
B.A., M.A., University of Arizona
beckypm@live.unc.edu
Feminist geographies, ontologies of the body, trauma, geographies of healing, the ethics and politics of care.
tong Tong Qiu
B.E., Wuhan University
tongqiu@live.unc.edu
Remote sensing of vegetation, ecosystem modeling, land use land cover change, coupled human-environment systems.
reddy Sertanya Reddy
B.A., University of KwaZulu-Natal; MSc, University of Edinburgh
sertanyr@live.unc.edu
Social geography, Internationalization of higher education, Youth Geographies, Feminist Geographies
nick Nick Scheffer
B.A., New College of Florida
nscheff@live.unc.edu
Land degradation, food security, Haiti, political ecology, science and technology studies .
roya Karly Schmidt-Simard
B.S., M.S. Indiana University

Dendroclimatology, hydroclimate, water resources, paleoclimate, stable isotopes
sarah Sarah Schmitt
B.S., Elon University

Hydrology, Ecology, Biogeochemical fluxes, Climate change
carlos Carlos Serrano
B.A., Florida International University
car24@live.unc.edu
Social/labor movements, critical social theory, Latin America, political geography, participatory action research
carlos Cyrus Sinai
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
sinai@unc.edu
Health geography; spatial epidemiology; infectious diseases; energy poverty and health in sub-Saharan Africa; disease surveillance in remote, resource-limited settings.
rachel Rachel L. Woodul
B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
rachel.woodul@unc.edu
Health geography, GIS, climate-health vulnerability, infectious disease, hazardous extremes