Urban Geography

Master's Student - Department of Geography

I am a first year Master’s student in the Department of Geography. I have started my Master’s here in Fall semester, 2019 after finishing my M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning and Development from Department of Geography & Environment of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have completed my B.S in Geography & Environment at the same...

Ph.D. Candidate - Department of Geography

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography.  I arrived in Kent in the Fall of 2014 after I completed my B.A. in History at SUNY Geneseo to pursue my M.A. in Geography at Kent (2016). I consider myself a broadly trained geographer with a wide-range of interests.  However, my current work lies primarily within urban geography,...

Ph.D. Student and Teaching Assistant - Department of Geography

I graduated from San Jose State University’s geography department, after which I went to work for the ministry of education in Galicia, Spain. Living in Galicia sparked my interest in nationalism, sociolinguistic geography, and regional identity. I further explored these topics while working for a stint in Somaliland, the breakaway republic...

Ph.D. Candidate - Department of Geography

My research primarily concerns the social structure of urban spaces and the role of neighborhoods in mediating a variety of outcomes linked to race, gender, social class, community capacity, and civic engagement.My research primarily concerns the social structure of urban spaces and the role of neighborhoods in mediating a variety of outcomes...

Associate Professor - Department of Geography

I am an urban geographer with research interests in water and development.  I use multiple qualitative methods including surveys, interviews, participant observation, spatial video, mental mapping, and archival research.  I am specifically interested in the ways that colonial legacies of segregation and inequitable housing and amenity provision...

Associate Professor - Department of Geography

Dr. Jennifer Mapes teaches Human Geography, Qualitative Methods, Seminar in Geography, Cartographic Design, Nature & Society and Urban Sustainability. Her primary research and teaching interest is connecting global and national change to local outcomes, with a focus on urban sustainability in small cities. Living in downtown Kent, Jen...