Geography Department Celebrates Graduates from Spring and Summer 2021


Geography Department 2021 Awards

  • Joseph R. Schwendeman Award - Dilni Abeyrathne
  • Gyula Pauer Cartography Award - Sarah Roach
  • Ellen Churchill Semple Award - Jacob Bame
  • Thomas M. Geoghegan Award - Timothy Stuart
  • Raitz Scholarship Award - Esther Farrell
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Corrin Turkowitch & Helen Richardson
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Lynn Phillips

Geography 2021 Bachelor Degrees (Spring)
(Other graduates opted to not contribute to this public announcement of 2021 degrees.)

 BOB LANZA 

  • BA Geography



Geography 2021 Graduate Degrees (Spring and Summer)

 GUETCHINE GASPARD 

  • MA Geography
  • Thesis title: Residual Spatial Autocorrelation in Macroecological and Biogeographical Modeling: A Review.
  • Committee members: Liang, Stallins (Chair), Turkington
  • What will you remember most about your Geography education at UK? Attending AAG - the whole experience of doing research, presenting it to the highest stage, meet people in the field, a sense of what you are doing matters.
  •  LINK to graduate student directory page

 LEIF JOHNSON, Ph.D. 

  • PHD Geography
  • Dissertation title: Building Quality? Migration, Suzhi, and Subaltern Masculinity in the Shanghai Construction Industry.
  • Committee members: Luo, Wang, Wilson (Chair), Zhang
  • What will you remember most about your Geography education at UK?
  •  LINK to graduate student directory page

 JORDAN MCCRAY 

  • MA Geography
  • Thesis title: Gentrification and the Black Church: Mitigating Black Suburban Displacement in a Post COVID-19 World.
  • Committee members: Ehrkamp (Chair), McCutcheon, Wilson
  • What will you remember most about your Geography education at UK? I will remember the kindness and mentorship from my committee members the most. I'm looking forward to learning more from them as a doctoral student.
  •  LINK to graduate student directory page

 OLIVIA MEYER 

  • MA Geography
  • Thesis title: Countering ‘Plastic Addicted Subjects’: Power, Essentialized Identities, and Expertise in Thailand.
  • Committee members: Beymer-Farris (Chair), Mutersbaugh, Senanayake
  • What will you remember most about your Geography education at UK? I will always appreciate the incredible faculty and graduate students at UK Geography who shaped my experience for the best. One of my fondest memories is filming the 2019 GIB (formerly Semple Day) video "The Sheining" with my fellow grad students.
  •  LINK to graduate student directory page

JACOB SAINDON

  • MA Geography
  • Thesis title: The Use of Distraction: Doomscrolling, Losing Time, and Digital Well-being in Pandemic Space-times
  • Committee members: Gieseking, Lally, Wilson (advisor)
  • What will you remember most about your Geography education at UK? Good friends, good books, good beer, good(?) kickball.
  •  LINK to graduate student directory page

 CORRIN TURKOWITCH

  • MA Geography
  • Thesis title: Uncovering Frontier Mythologies: Memorial Landscapes in Minneapolis, MN
  • Committee members: Ehrkamp (Chair), McCutcheon, Schein
  • What will you remember most about your Geography education at UK? All of the people! My cohort, colleagues and faculty truly made my experience memorable.
  •  LINK to graduate student directory page



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