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Tamee Albrecht
PhD student/Graduate Research Associate at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Email: talbrecht@email.arizona.edu
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Talia Anderson
M.A. Student, Graduate Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: taliaanderson@email.arizona.edu
Talia is a M.A. student in the School of Geography and Development and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. For her master's research, she was awarded a Fulbright Study and Research Grant to study hydroclimate variability of wetlands in the Chilean Altiplano using tree rings and remote sensing....
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Yesenia Andrade
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Sneha Balakrishnan
PhD Student
Email: snehabk@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 N592
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Sophia Borgias
PhD Candidate
Email: sborgias@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570-DD
I study water issues from a social science perspective, drawing on political ecology and legal geography and using archival, ethnographic, and participatory research methods. My current research focuses on the ongoing struggle over water and land management in Owens Valley, California. The City of...
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Michael Brasher
PhD Student, Graduate Assistant
Email: brasher@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570-AA
Hey folks, thanks for visiting my page. Broadly speaking, I am a political geographer interested in community-based scholarship around issues of gender and violence. My present work examines the uneven distribution of power through space by focusing on domestic, intimate-partner, and gender-based...
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Becky Brice
Geography PhD candidate, graduate student in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: rlbrice@email.arizona.edu
Becky is a PhD student interested in dendrohydrology, hydrometeorology, paleoclimatology, and water resources.
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Jose Antonio Cabrera Pereyra
Phd candidate, graduate student
Email: jacabrera@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S470-CC
I’m Antonio Cabrera, Ph.D. candidate at the School of Geography and Development. I am also a CONACYT scholar (funded by Mexico’s Ministry of Science and Technology). My background is in applied economics, and my labor experience as a spatial data research assistant took me into Geography.   I study...
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Tony Colella
PhD Candidate
Email: tonyrcolella@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-FF
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James Cunningham
Email: James45@email.arizona.edu
My current research focuses on climate adaptation policy development and environmental governance in California. I am interested in the role of science and modeling in the development of state and local adaptation plans, particularly in the agricultural sector. Prior to starting at the University...
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Julia Davies
PhD Student
Email: juliadavies@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 - S443
Julia Davies is a PhD student in the School of Geography and Development (SGD) and is working on complex issues at the intersection of urban food security, poverty and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. She has a BSc (Honours) in Environmental and Geographical Science and an MSc in Climate...
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Julie Edwards
M.A. Student, graduate student at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: julieedwards@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570
My research interests are paleoclimatology, dendrohydrology, wood anatomy, and Arctic vulnerability to climate change. Before attending the University of Arizona, I was a research assistant on two separate projects, one at UCLA and the other at CSUN, and before that I worked as a GIS technician at...
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Alison D. Elder
PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant
Email: alielde@email.arizona.edu
A PhD student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the School of Geography and Development, my research interests include land and water rights in arid and semi-arid lands, groundwater management and transboundary waters, irrigation agriculture, green infrastructure, gender...
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Lauren Fritzsche
Email: fritzsche@email.arizona.edu
I am a second year PhD student in the School of Geography & Development and am pursuing a minor in Gender & Women's Studies and a certificate in College Teaching. My research draws on feminist political geography and focuses on refugee resettlement practices, experiences, and policies in...
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Pradnya Garud
Email: pradnyagarud@email.arizona.edu
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Fiona Gladstone
PhD Student, 2016-17 Fulbright Garcia Robles Scholar
Email: fgladstone@email.arizona.edu
I am a human-environment geographer and PhD candidate currently researching food system change in Oaxaca, Mexico. My dissertation analyzes the political economy and underlying narratives of contemporary government food assistance policy, its implications for local and regional provisioning networks...
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Julian Hartman
I am interested in the way in which universities think about and promote entreprenurship and innovation. Through investigating unviersity documents, historical developments, and entreprenurial practice, I aim to build an understanding of how institutional features interact with a whole range of...
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Robert Hibberd
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: rhibberd@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-DD
PhD student researching housing affordability, public transportation, urban spatial configurations, and population geography. 
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Joey Iuliano
PhD Candidate / Graduate Teaching Associate
Email: jiuliano@email.arizona.edu
Office: Architecture Building 202A
I'm a Ph.D. candidate, teacher, and bike racer. Some of my projects involve health promotion, healthy cities, and community involvement. My research is focused on how to make cities more cycling-friendly and to better understand how different types of riders interact with the built environment. I...
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Philana Jeremiah
Email: paj@email.arizona.edu
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Richard Johnson
Email: rljohnson@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-AA
I'm a PhD candidate examining the consequences of US border and immigration enforcement for migrants, families, and agrarian communities in rural Guatemala.  Please see my personal website: https://rjgeo.weebly.com/ And profile on Reserach Gate: ...
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Nupur Joshi
PhD Student and Graduate Research Assistant
Email: nupurjoshi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520- 358-7145
Office: S595 - FF
I am a PhD student in the School of Geography and Development and a Carson Scholar - Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow. I do fieldwork in low-income settlements of Nairobi Kenya, to understand water governance...
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Surabhi Karambelkar
Email: surabhik@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-CC
I am a Ph.D. candidate and Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellow in the School of Geography and Development. I work at the intersection of water, energy, and environmental policy issues. I study legal and institutional challenges of governing river basins for competing water uses, drawing on the fields...
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Sonia Kaufman
Email: sonia@email.arizona.edu
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Eden Kinkaid
PhD student
Email: ekinkaid@email.arizona.edu
My research interests are wide-ranging. For the last five years, I have been conducting fieldwork in north India on issues of agrarian change, development, organic farming, and environmental governance. This work draws on political ecology, postcolonial thought, and science and technology studies....
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Jed Kinnison
Email: jedkinnison@gmail.com
TEL: 707.318.5876
I am a PhD candidate studying political geography’s with a minor in law.  My research focuses on how, following WWII, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was delegated the project of dealing with what was termed the “indigenous problem.”  My dissertation focuses on how the ILO’s work on...
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Aaron Krupp
Email: askrupp@email.arizona.edu
tl;dr: Water governance, policy, and planning for justice. Aaron brings his background in mechanical engineering and the human-centered design to the geography of water security. He has worked in the design of low-cost mechanical wheelchairs, biodegradable sanitary pads, and community &...
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Emma Lawlor
Email: ejlawlor@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-CC
political ecology of health, labor geography, environmental history, agricultural production, Central America
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Kang San Lee
PhD Student
Email: kangsan@email.arizona.edu
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Elena Louder
Email: elouder@email.arizona.edu
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Diego Martinez-Lugo
MA Student, Graduate Assistant
Email: dmartinezlugo@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-DD
My research interests are located at the nexus of social and environmental justice with a critical race theory and political ecology perspective. I am particularly interested in how racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States practice sustainability in their communities and how their...
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Dugan Meyer
PhD Student; Research Assistant
Email: duganmeyer@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2, S570-AA
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Taylor Miller
PhD Candidate
Email: taylormiller@email.arizona.edu
I completed my BFA and MA at the University of Arizona in Art & Visual Culture Education. As a PhD candidate, my research centers on the visuality of ethnonational space, sociospatial segregation and myriad borders in Tel Aviv and Marseille. By studying art and cultural spaces and the processes...
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Megan Mills-Novoa
PhD Candidate
Email: mmillsnovoa@email.arizona.edu
I am a Ph.D. candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the School of Geography and Development. Originally from the flat cornfields of central Minnesota, I research how agricultural landscapes and livelihoods are transformed under climate change adaptation projects in...
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Ava Obrecht
Email: avaobrecht@email.arizona.edu
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Özlem Ayse Özgür
PhD Student, School of Geography and Development, Multimedia Design Specialist at College of SBS, Marketing and Communications
Email: ozlem@email.arizona.edu
I am a doctoral student in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, studying Political and Economic Geography. My current research focuses on sociospatial and economic practices and wellbeing of refugee women as they participate in market (formal, informal) and...
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Alex Pakalniskis 3
PhD Student and graduate research assistant
Email: pakalniskis@email.arizona.edu
Office: Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library Room 200S
Student, educator, volunteer, programmer
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Katrina Pietromica
M.A. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: kpietromica@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 208.991.4528
I am an MA student in the School of Geography & Development. My research currently centers on critical geographies of education as examined through the lenses of critical race theory and critical pedagogy. I am interested in the ways in which compulsory schools construct place for different...
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Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin
Email: msr2@email.arizona.edu
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Bokjin Roh
PhD Student
Email: bjroh@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-EE
I study issues of extreme weather/climate events, especially in urban areas. My interest focuses on the strategies of reducing vulnerability and building resilience through engaging varioius stakeholders in urban areas into risk management framework. I apply urban risk governance as a framework to...
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