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Brad Austin

Doctoral Candidate

I majored in Physical/Environmental Geography at Penn State and graduated with two minors, Climatology and GIS, in 2008.  I then went to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania for my MS in Geoenvironmental Studies and graduated from there in 2010.  In my time at Kent State, my interests have migrated toward more social/cultural dimensions of environmental awareness, focusing on everyday interactions with weather (ABD Oct 2012).

Dissertation: Situational analysis and social media: Applications in cultural-climatological research 

Adviser: Scott Sheridan

Committee: James Tyner (Geography); Thomas Schmidlin (Geography); Maggie Stedman-Smith (Public Health)

 

 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Publications

Sarah M. Austin and Bradley J. Austin 2012. Garden Variety Hegemony: Industrial Agriculture and Conceptions of Nature. Reading Nature: Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Imagery. ISBN: 978-84-695-4950-6

Timothy W. Hawkins and Bradley J. Austin 2012. Simulating Streamflow and the Potential Effects of Climate Change on the Savage River, Maryland. Journal of Water and Climate Change, (3):1 pp 28-43

Research Presentations

Bradley J. Austin 2012. Toward Understanding Weather Spaces: From Heterotopia to Meteotopia. Association of American Geographers National Conference. New York, NY. February 2012.

Sarah M. Austin and Bradley J. Austin 2011. Garden Variety Hegemony: Industrial Agriculture and Its Role in Shaping Popular Conceptions of Nature. Reading Nature Conference. Madrid, Spain. December 2011.

Bradley J. Austin and Alex W. Peimer 2011. This Land is Land and It Was Made: Folksong and the Geographic Imaginary. Conference of the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers. Youngstown, OH. October 2011.

Bradley J. Austin 2011. Understanding Spatial Perception of the Lake Erie Snowbelt: A Pilot Study. Association of American Geographers National Conference. Seattle, WA. April 2011.

Bradley J. Austin and Timothy W. Hawkins 2010. Simulating Streamflow and the Effects of Climate Change on the Savage River, Maryland. Association of American Geographers National Conference: Special Session, Hydroclimatology I. Washington, D.C. April 2010

Bradley J. Austin and Timothy W. Hawkins 2010. Simulating Streamflow and the Effects of Climate Change on the Savage River, Maryland. Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Headquarters. Rockville, MD. April 2010

Research Areas
  • Weather and Society
  • Environmental Perception
  • Mixed Methods Approaches
  • Social Theory
Affiliations

Association of American Geographers, 2008-present

International Geograph Honors Society (GTU), 2009-present

Brad Austin
OFFICE
Department of Geography
OFFICE HOURS

T/Th 10:00am-noon or any time by appointment

CONTACT INFO
baustin4@kent.edu