Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Saalem Adera

Hydrology, land-atmosphere feedbacks, rainfall recycling in Brazil, hydrologic modeling, water resources management in California, data-driven methods for analysis of complex environmental systems

Nick Anderman

Alexander Arroyo

Keith Brower Brown 

The politics of climate crisis, care and construction labor, focusing on California and Brazil. Social reproduction, hegemony, racial capitalism, and political ecology

Phillip Campanile

The genealogy of the production of space bears a dialectical relationship to the history of its appropriation

William Carter

Alex Chow

Urban economy; social movement; political ecology; community building; spirituality, subjectivity, and agency

Evan Dowell

Sherine Ebadi 

Postcolonial theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, Black geographies, diaspora, migration & displacement, Central Asia, empire, visual & participatory methods

Gabe Eckhouse

'Peak oil', political economy, global energy security

John Elrick

Histories of the Urban Present; Political Economies and Ecologies of Cities; Cultural Landscapes; Political Theory; Science and Technology Studies

Yanlei Feng

S.E. Freeman

Migration and displacement, humanitarianism, biometrics, human mobility, legacies of colonialism, ethnography, genealogy as method

April L. Graham-Jackson

Chicago, Black Geographies, Geomusicology (house music/hip hop), Black Cultural Production, Qualitative Research Methods, Black Post-Civil Rights Generation, Urban Ethnography, Political Economy, Black Feminist Theory, Black Generational Geographies

Kaily Heitz

Visual narratives through photography, representation, Black Diaspora studies, identity formation, migration & displacement, borderlands, American Western landscape, community resilience

Jane Henderson

Black geographies, environmental racism, racial formation, food justice, resistance & healing, community organizing, Midwestern cultures, Minnesota geographies

Adam Jadhav

Political ecology, critical development theory, “peasants,” urbanization, neoliberalism, the marine/coastal commons, India, cycling

Yi Jiao 

Atmospheric Chemistry

Mary Jirmanus

Sol Kim

Miri Lavi-Neeman

Xander Lenc

Christopher Lesser

Environmental Geography; Critical Cartography; Historical Ecologies; Latin America

Kan Liu

Anne Lloyd

Kerby Lynch

Kendrick Manymules

Decolonization and settler colonialism, geohistories of Diné resistance, racial capitalism, infrastructure

Bridget K. Martin

Militarized space and urbanism in South Korea

Evangeline McGlynn

Disasters, Earthquakes, Landscape, Cartography

Robert Moeller

Black Geographies, Cultural Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Sacramento River, Racial Capitalism, Affect, Memory, Infrastructure, Food Studies

Mikey Mohan

Rosanna Neuhausler

Lauren Pearson

Geographies of violence, historical political ecology/environmental history, settler colonialism, colonial botanical trade, fire

Maria Pettis

Black Geographies, Assemblage, Worldmaking, Ontology/Epistemology

David Pieper

Juleon Robinson

Black geographies, social movements, police/prison abolition, racial capitalism

Sam Stein

Coastal ecosystems, wetlands, adaptive management, biogeochemical cycling

Roland Theiss

Caroline Tracey

Land use/governance and transformation, agriculture and rangelands, and environmental history and environmental racism in arid and semi-arid environments. My main commitments lie in Front Range and Eastern/Southeastern Colorado and the Central Valley of California.

Ailén Vega

BA Geography with Honors & Political Economy 2016, UC Berkeley (MMUF fellow)

Morgan P. Vickers

Black geographies, drowned towns, memory & memorialization, belonging & dispossession

Xiaowei R. Wang

Brittany Helena Young

Climate change and development politics; land; the future; South Africa; Ethiopia

Leonora Zoninsein