Visiting Scholars 2013-2014

Hannah Appel
PhD (Anthropology), Stanford University, 2011. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow.
Research interests: the anthropology of capitalism; U.S. oil and gas firms in Africa; the economic imagination.
Dates: 9/1/12-8/31/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Melanie Armstrong
PhD (American Studies), University of New Mexico, 2011.
Research interests: national bioterrorism preparedness, political ecology, gender and media, space, place and identity.
Dates: 11/13/13-11/12/14
Faculty sponsor: Jake Kosek

Andrew Barry
PhD (Science and Technology Policy Studies), University of Sussex, 1987. Chair, Human Geography, University College London.
Research interests: technology and society; political geography.
Dates: 1/18/14-3/31/14
Faculty sponsors: Nathan Sayre and Michael Watts

Sungchul Cho
PhD (Urban Planning and Engineering), Yonsei University, 2013.
Research interests: regional economics, ethnic Chinese network in connection with Silicon Valley, CA, and Southeast Asian high-tech regions
Dates: 9/1/13-8/31/14
Faculty sponsor: You-tien Hsing

Jeffrey Kavanaugh
PhD (Earth & Ocean Sciences), University of British Columbia, 2001. Associate Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.
Research interests: glacier dynamics, mechanics of unconsolidated materials, subglacial and groundwater hydrology, permafrost and periglacial landscapes, environmental change, glacier response to changing climate.
Dates: 1/15/14-6/30/14
Faculty sponsor: Kurt Cuffey

Robert Leighninger
PhD (Social Science), Syracuse University, 1971. Faculty Associate, Arizona State University.
Research interests: New Deal public works.
Faculty sponsor: Richard Walker

Ho Lin Lin
PhD (Sociology), University of California, Davis, 1995. Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University
Research interests: technology-supported social systems providing new space for people who live far apart to get together, and its implications on meanings of location and distance.
Dates: 7/29/13-7/28/14
Faculty sponsors: You-tien Hsing

Wayne Linklater
PhD (Ecology), Massey University, 1999. Director, Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology, Victoria University of Wellington.
Research interests: human dimensions of ecology in urban landscapes.
Dates: 4/21/13-1/19/14
Faculty sponsors: Nathan Sayre

Louisa Lombard
PhD (Cultural Anthropology), Duke University, 2012. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow.
Research interests: Central African borderlands: the politics of “stateless” spaces, militarized conservation, rebellion and humanitarianism.
Dates: 9/1/12-8/31/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Arthur Mason
PhD (Cultural Anthropology), UC Berkeley, 2004. Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellow.
Research interests: Energy and environmental policy; cultural politics of Arctic energy development, sustainability, and markets; social formation of expertise; anthropogenic landscapes and environmental justice.
Dates: 9/1/13-8/31/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Chuen-Tsai Sun
PhD (Computer Science), University of California, Berkeley, 1992. Professor, Department of Computer Science & Graduate Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University.
Research interests: technology-supported social systems: reshaping location, presence and distance; digital games, digital learning, game AI and social network analysis.
Dates: 7/29/13-7/28/14
Faculty sponsor: You-tien Hsing

Danielle Watts
PhD (Interdisciplinary Ecology), University of Florida, 2013. Postdoctoral Scholar.
Research interests: biogeomorphology, landscape patterning in wetland environments, ecosystem ecology.
Dates: 7/1/13-6/30/14
Faculty sponsor: Laurel Larsen

Cal Winslow
PhD) University of Washington, 1973.
Research interests: redwood forest and its communities.
Dates: 3/26/12-3/25/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Visiting Student Researchers

Alyssa Atwood
PhD Student (Oceanography), University of Washington.
Research interests: climate variability of the tropics; paleoclimate proxy records with climate models to investigate past and future climate change
Dates: 2/10/14-2/9/15
Faculty sponsor: John Chiang

Marcos Ferreira deGois
PhD Student (Geography), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Research interests: economic, social and political processes involved in the production and organization of the Rio de Janeiro’s nightscape.
Dates: 9/1/13-5/31/14
Faculty sponsor: Paul Groth

Han Huang
PhD Student (Political Science), Peking University.
Research interests: a case study in Southwest China on agricultural water conservancy construction and rural governance.
Dates: 9/1/12-8/31/13
Faculty sponsor: You-tien Hsing

Mortiz Kraemer
PhD Student (Geography), Oxford University.
Research interests: geography of infrastructure programs under changing environmental conditions; movement/connectedness, spatial epidemiology
Dates: 1/1/14-6/30/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Past Visiting Scholars