Department of Geography and the Environment

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Mon, May 19, 2014

We would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes for success in future endeavors to our students who completed graduate programs in 2013-2014!

Nancy Aguirre, Ph.D.

Dissertation: “Work streaming / Mainstreaming Gendered Land Use and Land Cover Change (GLUCC): Afro-descendant Communities in the Pacific Region of Colombia”

Matthew LaFevor, Ph.D.

Dissertation: “Conservation Engineering and Agricultural Terracing in the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley, Mexico”


Niti Mishra, Ph.D.

Dissertation: "Characterizing Ecosystem Structural and Functional Properties in the Central Kalahari using Multi-scale Remote Sensing"


Solange Munoz, Ph.D.

Dissertation: "Squatters and the Right to the City: Waiting for Eviction in Buenos Aires, Argentina"


John Oswald, Ph.D.

Dissertation: “The Social and Spatial Dimensions of Thenic Conflict: Contextualizing the Divided City of Nicosia, Cyprus”

Kathleen Shafer, Ph.D.

Dissertation: "Marfa, Texas: Land and Light"

Justin Laue, M.A.

Masters Thesis: "The Extent of Reductions to Protected Areas in the Brazilian Amazon"

Chris Ulack, Ph.D.

Dissertation: “Iraqi Refugee Resettlement And Integration In The United States: A Perspective From Austin, Texas”


We look forward to following your careers and success!

For informaton about current craduate students, please visit the Graduate Student Profile section. 

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