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My Geography is the information resource page for current geography faculty, staff and students. If you have any questions, please contact us at 803-777-5234.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

DeBoom paper recognized

Meredith DeBoom was awarded the Virginie Mamadouh Outstanding Research Award from the Political Geography Specialty Group of the AAG for her article, "Climate Necropolitics", in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. This award recognizes an article that “makes an innovative, original contribution to the conceptual and/or methodological embrace of political geography.”


Malkoc wins award to dissertation research

Bianca Malkoc was awarded a Field Study Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group of the AAG. The $750 award will support her preliminary dissertation research on the geopolitical ecology of shipping at the Port of Los Angeles.

Eramus Mundus scolarship to geography grad

Kate Barnwell, a 2023 geography graduate, has been awarded an Eramus Mundus scholarship to work on a joint master's degree in sustainable forest and nature management at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Padua.

Susan Cutter doubly honored

Susan Cutter has been elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the National Academy of Sciences this spring. Already a fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she is the first faculty member at USC to achieve all three honors.


Flach receives fellowship

Grad student Jessica Flach was recently announced as the winner of the Walker Institute's  Donald J. Puchala Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to graduate students whose research projects focus on international relations theory or international institutions. Congratulations, Jessica!

Thornton receives dissertation award

Grad student Jill Thornton has been selected by the AAG's Political Geography Specialty Group  to receive this year’s Alexander Murphy Dissertation Enhancement Award  for her research on evangelical and missionary geopolitics. Way to go, Jill!


DeBoom honored

Meredith DeBoom was named one of the 2024 McCausland Fellows. The McCausland is the most prestigious faculty fellowship for early-career faculty in USC's College of Arts & Sciences. Congratulations, Meredith!

Department graduate teaching awards

The winners of the department teaching awards have been announced:  
Christopher Long, Department of Geography Teaching Assistant Award, 2023; and Michelle Harris, Department of Geography Graduate Instructor Award, 2023. Congratulations, Chris and Michelle!


Harris honored for her leadership

Geography grad student Michelle Harris was announced as the 2023 winner of the  Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership by the Graduate School. Way to go, Michelle!


Hiscox wins Mungo award

April Hiscox has joined Meredith DeBoom, Conor Harrison, and Gregory Carbone as a winner of the Michael J. Mungo Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Congratulations, April!

Geographers score at Discover USC

Geography students and geography-mentored students won a number of awards at the poster competition at the university's showcase this April

Geographers assess SC dune health

Professor Jean Ellis and Ph.D. student Michelle Harris talk about how they measure the impact of a hurricane on a renourished beach.


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Photo: Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia; Michael Hodgson.


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