Research Areas

The research interests of the School faculty and graduate students range across the fields of geography, environment and development. You can find out about individual interests on our People page but we have also crosscutting, common themes that highlight clusters of research expertise and knowledge across the School.    

Most of us do research that addresses core concerns of environmental and/or social justice such as unequal exposure to hazards or social deprivation. We seek to understand inequalities within and across the country and the world and to understand how development can help eliminate poverty and hunger, providing access to clean energy, water, economic wellbeing and health for all, and protecting ecosystems. 

We have a strong commitment to public engagement beyond the university and sharing research and analysis with communities, governments, the media, business and non-profit groups such as environmental or humanitarian organizations in ways that transform lives for the better and protect the planet.