Politics, Economies, Cultures and Places

Jeffrey Banister

Director, Southwest Center

Associate Research Social Scientist

Research Professor

Stephano Bloch

Stefano Bloch

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

  • Cultural geography
  • Critical criminology
  • Ethnographic research and writing
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Stephanie Buechler

Associate Research Professor

  • Gender; development and environment
  • Urban sustainability
  • Water; energy and society
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Andrew Curley

Assistant Professor

  • indigenous geography
  • resources and development
  • water rights and infrastructure
Jason Jurjevich

Jason Jurjevich

Associate Professor of Practice

  • Population geography
  • Migration and mobility
  • Urban geography

Mark Kear

Assistant Professor

  • Financial geography
  • Urban geography
  • Biopolitics

Chris Lukinbeal

Associate Professor

Director of GIST Programs

  • Cultural geography
  • Cartography
  • Visual culture

Orhon Myadar

Associate Professor

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Lise Nelson

Associate Professor

  • Migration and citizenship
  • Feminist geography
  • Critical development studies

Katherine Snyder


Director, Master's Program in Development Practice

Beth Tellman

Assistant Professor (Starting in August 2021)

  • Human-Environment interactions and global change
  • land use and flood risks
  • vulnerability
 Margaret Wilder

Margaret Wilder

Associate Professor

School of Geography, Development & Environment (SGDE) and Center for Latin American Studies (LAS)

Affiliated Faculty, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Executive Committee, Arid Lands Resource Sciences (ALRS)

  • Critical human-environment
  • Political ecology
  • Water governance