Welcome to the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona

Welcome to the School of Geography and Development (SGD) at the University of Arizona, USA. SGD is part of a top-ranked; Research One, land-grant university and we cover the entire range of contemporary geography. Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of cities; social theory and culture; climatology and environmental impacts in the American Southwest; economic development; landscape ecology and forest restoration; human impacts of global climate change; geographic epidemiology; international development and environmental sustainability; conflict over the public presentation of ethnic identity; local government restructuring; spatial interaction modeling; American migration; European fertility; GIS/visualization; environmental policy; and remote sensing of fire-induced vegetation change.

Head of SGD Search
POSTION ANNOUNCEMENT Director, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona, invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Geography and Development (SGD).  The position will begin August 2013 (... read more
Janice Monk Distinguished Professor Lecture Presents Alice Hovorka
8th Annual Janice Monk Distinguished Professor Lecture Presents Alice Hovorka "Feminism & Animals: Exploring Interspecies Relations in Botswana and Beyond" Friday, March 7, 2014, 3:30 p.m. Integrated Learning Center, Room 130 Reception to Follow... read more
Magellan Circle Scholarship
SGD Majors, We encourage everyone to apply for this year's Magellan Circle Scholarship.  Scholarship Description: Through the generous donations of members of the Magellan Circle in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we can provide a number of students with $500 Magellan Circle... read more
Spring 2014 SGD Colloquium
Speaker Series Spring 2014 Friday Colloquia meet from 3:30 to 4:45 in Harvill Room 404. The series brings prominent scholars and professionals from across a range of perspectives, including human geography, spatial analytic methods, regional science, physical geography, and human-environment... read more

Department News

Congratulations to SGD MA Student Emma Lawlor who was awarded the 2014 Student Field Study Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) AAG Specialty Group to fund her upcoming research, "A Debated Sickness: Framings of Disease, Agro-Labor, and Sugarcane in Central America." The pool of... read more
SGD PhD Student Sarah Lanius was recently published on the Antipode journal website for a Critical Dialogue piece discussing Jill Williams' intervention in Antipode titled "The Spatial Paradoxes of 'Radical' Activism".  You can read Sarah's Critical Dialogue piece here.  Great work, Sarah!