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I am currently accepting graduate students at both the MA and PhD level. If you have an interest in working with me please send me an email with your CV and a short summary of your potential research. If you are an undergraduate student seeking an honors thesis or undergraduate research advisor, please email me with a short summary of the research you are planning to conduct and make an appointment to meet with me or visit my office hours.

The deadline to apply to our Graduate Program is January 5th.

Current Students

PhD

Abou-Ali, Hanan (Geography) Remote Sensing of Agricultural Practices in Nigeria (Committee Member)

Kim, Nari (Geography) The Geography of Aging with Dignity: Isolation, Health, and Housing (Committee Member)

Thayer, Nathan (Geography) – Antiracist Geographies: pedagogy, care, and allyship
(Committee Chair)

Walters, Jonah (Department of Geography, Rutgers University) Cooperatives in Context: Nicaragua’s Popular Economy and its Protagonists (External Committee Member)

MA/MS

Bryan, James (Geography) Policymaking for the people: development in Latin America (Committee Chair)

Wentzel, Cassandra (Geography) Student Loan Attitudes: A Study at the University of Delaware (Committee member)

Undergraduate Students

Raskin, Katya (BA – Environmental Studies) Research Assistant, Body Territories

Completed Students

PhD

2021 – Obringer, Kelsey (Political Science and International Relations) Discomfort Food: Food and Food Space in Progressive, Counter-Hegemonic Struggle (Committee Member)

2020 – Chaney, Amelia (English) Rewriting Homeland: Indigenous Narrative Aesthetics and Eco-critical Activism (Committee Member)

2018 – Leiper, Chelsea (Geography) – Paleo Body Politics: Re-Wilding Health, Ecology, and Diet during the Anthropocene (Committee Member)

MA/MS

2018 – Barret, Jaime (Geography) – Dueling Conservation Perspectives?: The Whys and Why Not of Best Management Practice Adoption and How it Relates to Local Knowledge (Committee Member)

2018 – Speck, Samantha (Geography) – Risk Perceptions of the Mushroom Industry in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (Committee Chair); Mushroom Geography (UDaily, featured article)

2018 – Sundberg, Todd (Geography) – At the Intersection of Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in Wilmington, Delaware: Practices and Perceptions (Committee Chair)

Undergraduate Students
Haley Stanko at poster exhibition

Haley Stanko at poster exhibition

2020 – Bickley, Richard Norman (BA – Cornell University), Places of Protest and Protestor Identities. University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Scholars

2019 – Stanko, Haley (Geography) – Sense of Place in Southern Delaware: planners, tourists, and neighbors. Undergraduate thesis

Research Assistant: Stakeholder Networks that Facilitate Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Food Justice – UDaily Article

Stanko, H., and Lindsay Naylor. “Facilitating (?) Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia: Sustainability Narratives in the Inequitable City.” Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 23, no. 4 (April 3, 2018): 468–84. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2018.1431615.

2017 – Nasta, Hazel (Environmental Studies) – Food Access in Philadelphia; StoryMap

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Jayme Soyak presents her research

2018 – Soyak, Jayme (Geography) – Urban Agriculture and Youth Aging out of Foster Care Systems; Just A farm? Think again! UD Engage Article

 

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