Politics, Economies, Cultures and Places

Photo of Jeff Banister

Jeffrey Banister

Director, Southwest Center

Associate Research Social Scientist

Research Professor

  • Political geography
  • Environmental history
  • Geography of Mexico and Latin America
Photo of Carl Bauer

Carl Bauer

Director, School of Geography, Development and Environment


  • Comparative & international water policy
  • Water rights in Chile
  • Hydropower & water/energy nexus in the Americas
Stefano Bloch by Colter Thomas

Stefano Bloch

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies, School of Geography, Development & Environment

Faculty, Graduate Program in Social, Cultural & Critical Theory

2021 Early Career Scholar / 2021 College Teaching Award

Trial Expert & Court Testimony: neighborhoods, gangs, graffiti, crime, identity

  • Cultural geography
  • Critical criminology
  • Autoethnographic research and writing
Photo by Colter Thomas Office: ENR2 S-521

Andrew Curley

Assistant Professor

  • Indigenous/Decolonial Geographies
  • Political ecologies of water and hydrosocial natures
  • Critical development studies
Jason R. Jurjevich

Jason R. Jurjevich

Assistant Professor

  • Population geography
  • Migration and mobility
  • Urban geography

Mark Kear

Assistant Professor

  • Financial geography
  • Urban geography
  • Biopolitics
Chris Lukinbeal

Chris Lukinbeal


Director of GIST Programs

  • Cartographic Humanism and GeoHumanities
Photo of Orhon Myadar

Orhon Myadar

Associate Professor

  • Political geography
  • Critical Border Studies
  • Forced Displacement and Refugee Studies
Photo of Lise Nelson

Lise Nelson

Associate Professor

  • Migration and citizenship
  • Feminist geography
  • Critical development studies

Elizabeth Oglesby

Associate Professor

  • Globalization and labor issues
  • Human rights
  • Central America
Marshall Bldg. room 286

Katherine Snyder


Director, Master's Program in Development Practice

  • Political ecology
  • Agrarian Studies
  • Gender and Development

Beth Tellman

Assistant Professor

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

Margaret Wilder

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