Department of Geography and the Environment

Feminist Collective

Our work centers the relationships between power, people and place. We study migration, gentrification, displacement, nationalism, environmental racism, climate change, fashion and more! We are interested in the links between colonial histories and contemporary practice, how race, gender, class and other forms of power shape places and people's lives, and examples of activism, resistance and social justice. Central to our research is our commitment to supporting peers, building ethical and activist scholarship, and deepening diversity in geography.  As a research Collective we bring together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from Geography and across UT. We strive to foster healthy and vibrant academic spaces for women, and particularly women of color, as we engage in feminist and antiracist geographic research. Primarily we use qualitative research methods: ethnography, interviews, photography, archival research and discourse analysis, but we are excited about trans-methodological approaches like creative and qualitaitve GIS and feminist machine learning. Check out our group!


stands for Ecology, Sustainability and Human-Environment Interactions. Through our research, reading and discussion, we aim to understand environmental problems through a diversity of viewpoints, ranging from ecology and geomorphology to economics and culture. We are interested in understanding both the biophysical and social dynamics of today’s ecological challenges, and we use a lens of coupled human-environmental systems to engage with various subfields of geography. We study biogeography, hydro-geomorphology, ecological restoration, land use change, ecosystem services, political ecology, vegetation ecology, and economic geography, among other things. We utilize mixed quantitative and qualitative methods, including remote sensing, spatial analysis, surveys, interviews, and soil, hydrologic and biological sampling. Our collective brings together faculty and graduate students to work on our own research, as well as stay up to date with the latest research in these fields.


  • Department of Geography and the Environment

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712