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Human Geography

Research and teaching in human geography is focused on the spatial dimensions of cultural, economic, and political processes. Faculty and graduate research draws upon a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore key questions in cultural, historical, economic, political, behavioral, and urban geography. We rely upon different theoretical and philosophical approaches to critically examine a broad range of geographic themes including the social consequences of globalization and economic development, the geopolitics of world trade, the historical and contemporary geography of urbanization, the spatial politics of cultural identity, the social and legal implications of geographic information technologies, and the history of geographical thought. Our current areas of regional specialization include North America, Latin America, Europe, South and East Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East.


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