Faculty Research

Geography Anthropology Faculty Research Books Publications

Department of Geography and Anthropology faculty are actively involved in research and creative activity in their fields of study. For example, faculty are conducting research studies and field work in places around the globe. Faculty are also presenting research studies and publishing research manuscripts within the many sub-fields of geography and anthropology. Faculty members are continually engaged with local, regional, national, and international associations, conferences, and publications to expand and extend knowledge in many areas of anthropology, archaeology, geography, and geographic information science (GIS). Many faculty also cultivate engaging research experiences with students as well as community-engaged research with individuals and organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. 

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Faculty Publications

The following are examples of publications by Department of Geography and Anthropology Faculty. 

  • Abraham, Shinu Anna, Praveena Gullapalli, Teresa P. Raczek, and Uzma Z. Rizvi, eds. Connections and Complexity: New Approaches to the Archaeology of South Asia. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. 

    Adebayo, Akanmu G., Jesse J. Benjamin, and Brandon D. Lundy, eds. 2014. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Adebayo, Akanmu G., Brandon D. Lundy, Jesse J. Benjamin, and Joseph Kingsley Adjei, eds. 2015. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West and Central Africa: Beyond Right and Wrong. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Fryer, Tiffany C. and Teresa P. Raczek. 2020. Engendering Heritage: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Archaeological Heritage Practice. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, #31. Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association*

    Gatrell, Jay D., Ryan R. Jensen, Mark W. Patterson, and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, eds. 2016. Urban Sustainability: Policy and Praxis. New York: Springer. 

    Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy and Mark W. Patterson, eds. 2020. The Geography of Beer: Culture and Economics. New York: Springer.

    Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy and Mark W. Patterson. 2017. National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer. Washington, DC: National Geographic Books. 

    Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy and Mark W. Patterson, eds. 2010. Geospatial Technologies in Environmental Management. New York: Springer. 

    Houk, Brett A., Barbara Arroyo, and Terry G. Powis. 2020. Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 

    Loyd, Jenna M., Matt Mitchelson, and Andrew Burridge, eds. 2012. Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 

    Lundy, Brandon D., Akanmu G.Adebayo, and Sherrill Hayes, eds. 2018. Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Lundy, Brandon D., ed. 2013. The Art of Anthropology / The Anthropology of Art. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Solomon Negash, eds. 2013. Teaching Africa: A Guide to the 21st-Century Classroom. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Majumder, Sarasij. 2018. People's Car: Industrial India and the Riddles of Populism. New York: Fordham University Press. 

    Patterson, Mark, and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, eds. 2014. The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies. New York: Springer. 

    Powis, Terry G., Sheldon Skaggs, and George J. Micheletti. 2020. An Archaeological Reconstruction of Ancient Maya Life at Pacbitun, Belize. Oxford: BAR Publishing.

    Sen, Debarati. 2017. Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 

    Shinde, Vasant, Teresa P. Raczek, and Gregory L. Possehl, eds. 2014. The Excavations at Gilund: The Artifacts and Other Studies. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 

  • Lundy, Brandon D., J. Taylor Downs, and Amanda Reinke. 2023. "Indigenous Peacemaking and Restorative Justice." In Routledge Handbook on Peacebuilding and Ethnic Conflict, edited by Jessica Senehi, Imani Michelle Scott, Sean Byrne, and Thomas Matyók, 107-117. New York: Routledge. https://doi.or/10.4324/9781003000686-12 

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2022. "Cashews in Conflict: The Political Ecology of Guinea-Bissau’s Cashew Pomiculture." In Political Ecology of Industrial Crops, edited by Alexandros Gasparatos and Abubakari Ahmed, 124-150. New York: Earthscan/Routledge.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Kezia Darkwah. 2021. "Becoming Manjaco: Immigration, Integration, and Identity in Cabo Verde, West Africa." In Ethnocentrism in All Its Guises, edited by Marjorie Snipes, 45-58. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

    Lundy, Brandon D., Mark Patterson, and Alex O’Neill. 2020. "Negotiating Intersubjectivity as Methodology: Ethnographic Fieldwork and the Co-Production of Knowledge." In Anthropology: Weaving Our Discipline with Community, 2014 Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings, No. 45, edited by Lisa Lefler, 41-66. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Sherrill Hayes. 2020. "Refugees and Migration." In Managing International Conflict: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Constructive Engagement, edited by Charity Butcher and Maia Hallward, 203-217. New York: Routledge.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Edwin Njonguo. 2019. "Conflict Management and Resolution." In Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, edited by Thomas Spear.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2014. Monitoring Conflicts of Interest: Social Conflict in Guinea-Bissau’s Fisheries. In Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives. Akanmu G. Adebayo, Jesse J. Benjamin, and Brandon D. Lundy, eds. Pp. 151-165. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2013. Cabral and Freire: The Importance of Cultural Capital in Re-Building a Successful Education System in Guinea-Bissau. In Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral. Firoze Manji and Bill Fletcher Jr., eds. Pp. 365-378. Dakar: CODESRIA/Daraja Press.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. The Involution of Democracy in Lusophone West Africa. In Managing Conflicts in Africa’s Democratic Transitions. Akanmu G. Adebayo, ed. Pp. 119-140, 191. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Making Africa Accessible: Bringing Guinea-Bissau into the University Classroom. In Building Bridges in Anthropology: Understanding, Acting, Teaching and Theorizing. Robert Shanafelt, ed. Pp. 147-174. Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Spiritual Spaces, Marginal Places: The Commodification of a Nalú Sacred Grove. In Contested Economies: Global Tourism and Cultural Heritage. Sarah Lyon and Christian Wells, eds. Pp. 121-142. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

    McDaniel, Paul N., Rajit H. Das, and Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez. 2022. "Place-branding for immigrant and refugee integration and receptivity amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Responses of U.S. cities in the 'Welcoming America' network." In COVID-19 and a World of Ad Hoc Geographies, edited by Stanley D. Brunn and Donna Gilbreath. Springer Publishing. 

    McDaniel, Paul N., Susan B. Harden, Heather A. Smith, and Owen J. Furuseth. 2017. “Increasing Immigrant Settlement and the Challenges and Opportunities for Public Education in Charlotte, North Carolina.” In US Latinization: Education and the New Latino South. Edited by Spencer Salas and Pedro R. Portes. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

    Patterson, Mark W., and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen. 2009. "Local Government Use of GIS in Comprehensive Planning." In: Gatrell J.D., Jensen R.R. (eds) Planning and Socioeconomic Applications. Geotechnologies and the Environment, vol 1. Dordrecht: Springer. 

    Patterson, Mark W.Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, and Sam Batzli. 2020. Migration and the Evolving Landscape of U.S. Beer Geographies. In Fermented Landscapes: Lively Processes of Socio-Environmental Transformation. Edited by Colleen C. Myles. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 

    Patterson Mark W., Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, and W. B. Pierson. 2016. "Sustainability Attitudes and Actions: An Examination of Craft Brewers in the United States." In: Gatrell J., Jensen R., Patterson M., Hoalst-Pullen N. (eds) Urban Sustainability: Policy and Praxis. Geotechnologies and the Environment, vol 14. New York: Springer.

    Plaisance, Michelle, Elizabeth Morrell, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2015. “Technicolor Education in the New South: Moving Beyond Black and White.” In Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte. Edited by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Stephen Samuel Smith, and Amy Hawn Nelson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

    Raczek, Teresa P. 2021. Comparing Small Sites: Analysing Lithic Assemblages of the Mewar Plain. In Culture, Tradition and Continuity: Disquisitions in Honor of Prof. Vasant Shinde. Vol. II. Eds. Prabodh Shirvalkar and Esha Prasad, 373-387. New Delhi: BR Publishing Corp.

    Raczek, Teresa P. and Namita S. Sugandhi. 2020. “Chai and Conversations: Heritage and Archaeological Practice in South Asia” In Engendering Heritage: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Archaeological Heritage Practice. Eds. Tiffany C. Fryer and Teresa P. Raczek, 80-95. Washington, D.C.: Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association.

    Raczek, Teresa P., Namita Sugandhi, Prabodh Shirvalkar, and Lalit Pandey. 2018. Artifact Reuse and Mixed Archaeological Contexts at Chatrikhera, Rajasthan. In Walking with the Unicorn. Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia – Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume. Eds. Dennys Frenez, Gregg M. Jamison, Randall W. Law, Massimo Vidale and Richard H. Meadow, 486-494. Oxford: Archaeopress. 

    Raczek, Teresa P. 2016. The Ahar Culture and Others: Social Spectrums of the Mewar Plain. In A Companion to South Asia in the Past. Eds. Gwen Robbins Schug and S. R. Walimbe, pp. 225-239. Wiley Blackwell.

    Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa. 2018. Using Active and Applied Pedagogies to Develop Sustainably Minded Citizens in Geography. In Environment and Pedagogy in Higher Education. Edited by Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson. Lanham: Lexington Books. 

    Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick (2013). Bodies of Evidence: Skeletal Analysis in Roman Greece and Cyprus. In J. D. Evans (Ed.), A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republican Period (pp. 139-154). Wiley-Blackwell Press.  

    Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick, Lund, Laura D., and London, Marilyn R. (2011). The Art of Teaching Anthropology: Examples from Biological Anthropology. Brandon Lundy (ed.). The Art of Anthropology/The Anthropology of Art (pp. 303-354). Newfound Press. 

    Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick (2009). Skeletal Evidence for Militarism in Mycenaean Athens, Greece. In L.A. Schepartz, S.C. Fox, and C. Bourbou (eds.), New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Ancient Greece (pp. 99-109). ASCSA Press.

    Tu, Jun. 2010. Exploring the Spatially Varying Impact of Urbanization on Water Quality in Eastern Massachusetts Using Geographically Weighted Regression. In: Hoalst-Pullen N., Patterson M. (eds) Geospatial Technologies in Environmental Management. Geotechnologies and the Environment, vol 3. Dordrecht: Springer. 

  • Akins, Edwin E II, Elizabeth Giddens, David Glassmeyer, Amy Gruss, Maria Kalamas Hedden, Vanessa Slinger-Friedman, and Matthew Weand. 2019. Sustainability Education and Organizational Change: A Critical Case Study of Barriers and Change Drivers at a Higher Education Institution. Sustainability, 11, 2: 501. 

    Auerbach, Benjamin M., Alice F. Gooding, Colin N. Shaw, and Adam D. Sylvester. 2017. The relative position of the human fibula to the tibia influences cross‐sectional properties of the tibia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 163, 1: 148-157. 

    Bartels, RJ, Black, AW, Keim, BD. Trends in precipitation days in the United States. Int J Climatol. 2020; 40: 1038– 1048. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6254 

    Branham, D. L.  and Siddiqi, Kalid, (2023). Profitable Development of Floodplain Plagued Parcels. ... ... International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century : Challenges and Opportunities in Management and Technology., 2023-May. 

    Day, Terence, Calvin King Lam Chung, William Doolittle, Jacqueline Housel, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2023. “Beyond COVID Chaos: What postsecondary educators learned from the online pivot.” Professional Geographer, 75, 1: 14-30.

    Day, Terence, I-Chun Catherine Chang, Calvin King Lam Chung, William Doolittle, Jacqueline Housel, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2021. "The Immediate Impact of COVID-19 on Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning." Professional Geographer, 73, 1: 1-13. 

    Day, Terence, I-Chun Catherine Chang, Calvin King Lam Chung, William Doolittle, Jacqueline Housel, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2020. "The Immediate Impact of COVID-19 on Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning." Professional Geographer.

    Furuseth, Owen, Heather Smith, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2015. “Belonging in Charlotte: Multi-Scalar Differences in Local Immigration Politics and Policies.” Geographical Review 105, 1 (January): 1-19.

    Gilliland, JM, Black, AW, Durkee, JD, Murley, VA. A climatology of high‐wind events for the eastern United States. Int J Climatol. 2020; 40: 723– 738. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6233  

    Giraldo, Mario A., Paula Jackson, and Wayne Van Horne. 2015. Suburban Forest Change and Vegetation Dynamics in Atlanta, USA. Southeastern Geographer, 55, 2: 193-213. 

    Guglielmo, Letizia, McNamara, Corinne. L., and Teresa. P. Raczek. 2022. Collaborative Mentoring and the Interim Department Chair: Feminist Administrative Models and Leadership for Change. The Researcher 30(2): 9-23.

    Harden, Susan B., Paul N. McDaniel, Heather A. Smith, Emily Zimmern, and Katie E. Brown. 2015. “Speaking of Change in Charlotte, North Carolina: How Museums Can Shape Immigrant Receptivity in a Community Navigating Rapid Cultural Change.” Museums and Social Issues 10, 2: 117-133. 

    Hayes, Sherrill, Brandon D. Lundy, and Maia Carter Hallward. 2016. Conflict-Induced Migration and the Refugee Crisis: Global and Local Perspectives from Peacebuilding and Development. Special Issue on “Addressing Contemporary Migrant and Refugee Challenges: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Perspectives,” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 11(3):1-7.

    Hill, Jessica, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2021. "Immigration Status as a Health Care Barrier in the USA During COVID-19." Journal of Migration and Health, 4. 

    Hoalst-Pullen, N., J. Gatrell and M.W. Patterson. 2021. Applied Geography: A Problem-Solving Approach. Applied Geography. 

    Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy, Mark W. Patterson, and Jay D. Gatrell. 2011. Empty spaces: neighbourhood change and the greening of Detroit, 1975–2005. Geocarto International, 26, 6: 417-434. 

    Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy, Vanessa Slinger-Friedman, Harry R. Trendell, Mark W. Patterson. 2013. Spatial and temporal patterns of an ethnic economy in a suburban landscape of the Nuevo South. Southeastern Geographer 53 (3), 310-327.

    Horn, Sherman W. III, Terry G. Powis, and David M. Penderagast. 2020. Of Watery Rocks and Slumbering Crocs: Reassessing Middle Preclassic Occupation at Altun Ha and Lamanai, Belize. Journal of Field Archaeology

    Howard, Logan and Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick. 2017. Periosteal Reaction and Signs of Stress Found in Skeletal Remains from Ierapetra, Crete. Georgia Journal of Science, 75, 1.

    Huang, Shunsheng, Jun Tu, et. al. 2018. Contamination Assessment and Source Identification of Heavy Metals in River Sediments in Nanton, Eastern China. International Journal of Environmental Research, 12: 373-389. 

    Hyde, Allen, Cathy Yang Liu, Paul N. McDaniel, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Britton Holmes. 2023. "Welcoming Immigrant Integration Beyond the Local Level: Atlanta’s One Region Initiative." Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City, 4, 1: 77-110. 

    Jones Brent, Branham Daniel and Abaza Hussein, "Examining the practicality and accuracy of unmanned aerial system topographic mapping (Drones) compared to traditional topographic mapping", Proc of International Conference on Electrical Computer Communications and Mechatronics Engineering (ICECCME), pp. 1-7, 2021. 

    Kalamas Hedden, M., R. Worthy, E. Akins, Vanessa Slinger-Friedman, and R.C. Paul. 2017. Teaching sustainability using an active learning constructivist approach: Discipline-specific case studies in higher education. Sustainability 9 (8), 1320.

    King, Adam, Terry G. Powis, Kong F. Cheong, Bobi Deere, Robert B. Pickering, Eric Singleton, and Nilesh W. Gaikwad. 2018. Absorbed Residue Evidence for Prehistoric Datura Use in the American Southeast and Western Mexico. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 6, 4: 312-327. 

    Lartey, Kezia, and Brandon D. Lundy. 2017. Policy Considerations regarding the Integration of Lusophone West Africa Immigrant Populations. Border Crossing 7(1):108-121.

    Lopes, Jessica, and Brandon D. Lundy. 2014. Secondary Diaspora: Cape Verdean Immigration to the Southeastern United States. Southern Anthropologist 36(2):70-102.

    Lundy, Brandon D., Tyler Collette, and J. Taylor Downs. 2022. "The Effectiveness of Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in Localized Contexts." Cross-Cultural Research 56(1): 3-28.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2018. Challenging Adulthood: Changing Initiation Rites among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau. African Studies 77(4).

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2016. Rïm’s Unrest: Issues of Secrecy and the Multivalent Use of a Nalú Traditional Shrine Piece. African Arts 49(4):70-79.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2015. Trading on the Margins: Locating Continuities of Exchange in Guinea-Bissau. African Identities 13(2):111-128.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2014. Negotiating Development: Valuation of a Guesthouse Project in Southern Guinea-Bissau. Journal of International and Global Studies 6(1):72-89.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Ethnic Encounters and Everyday Economics in Kassumba, Guinea-Bissau. Ethnopolitics 11(3):235-254.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2012. Playing the Market: How the cashew ‘commodityscape’ is redefining Guinea-Bissau’s countryside. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFÉ) 34(1):33-51.

    Lundy, Brandon D. 2011. Dearly Deported: Social Citizenship of Undocumented Minors in the US. Migration Letters 8(1):55-66.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Akanmu Adebayo. 2016. Introduction: Sustainable Livelihoods, Conflicts, and Transformation. Special Issue on “Sustainable Livelihoods and Conflict,” Journal of Global Initiatives 10(2):1-8.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Kezia Darkwah. 2018. Measuring Community Integration of Lusophone West African Immigrant Populations through Needs Assessment, Human Security, and Realistic Conflict Theory. Journal of International Migration and Integration.

    Lundy, Brandon D., and Kezia Lartey. 2017. Deciding to Stay: Bissau-Guinean Labour Migrants in Cabo Verde, West Africa. In The Migration Conference 2017 Proceedings, Fethiye Tilbe, Elif Iskender, and Ibrahim Sirkeci, eds. Pp. 548-560. London: Transnational Press London.

    Lundy, Brandon D., Kezia Lartey, and Raul Mendes Fernandes. 2016. The Integrity of Women in Building a Nation: The Case of Guinea-Bissau. Journal of Global Initiatives 11(1):51-68.

    Lundy, Brandon D., Mark Patterson, and Alex O’Neill. 2017. Drivers and Deterrents of Entrepreneurial Enterprise in the Risk Prone Global South. Economic Anthropology 4(1):65-81.

    Lundy, Brandon D., Garefino, Allison C., Cleaver, Brenda L., Dumett, Danielle, Godwin, Kaitlyn, Haile, Agazeet, Hasse, William P., Seigler, Alexandria, Smith, Kathleen B., Zingleman, Nicholas A. 2020. "Project- and Human-Centered Teaching and Learning: Diplomacy Lab and the Expanded Public Charge Rule for New Cabo Verdean Immigrants." Teaching and Learning Anthropology, 3, 1: 52-60. 

    Majumder, Sarasij. 2014. Development through paper deals: space and politics of value in peri-urban India. Dialectical Anthropology, 38, 2: 173-188. 

    McDaniel, Paul N., and Ulrike Ingram. 2023. "Integrating ArcGIS Online and Digital Story Mapping for Active Learning in Systematic Geography Courses." Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 

    McDaniel, Paul N. 2022. "Teaching, Learning, and Exploring the Geography of North America with Virtual Globes and Geovisual Narratives." Journal of Geography, 121, 4: 125-140. 

    McDaniel, Paul N. 2021. "Twenty-First Century Migration, Integration, and Receptivity: Prospects and Pathways in Metropolitan Areas of the Southeastern United States." Special Issue: Observations on the Future Geographies of the American South. Southeastern Geographer, 61, 4: 381-404. 

    McDaniel, Paul N., Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Lara Smith-Sitton. 2021. "Inclusive Storytelling: Community Reaction to Immigrant Youth Experiences in Atlanta." Atlanta Studies. September 16, 2021. 

    McDaniel, Paul N. 2018. "Shared Humanity, City Branding, and Municipal Immigrant Integration Initiatives in the Southeastern United States." Southeastern Geographer, 58, 3: 250-281.  

    McDaniel, Paul N. and Anita I. Drever. 2009. “Ethnic Enclave or International Corridor?: Immigrant Businesses in a New South City.” Southeastern Geographer 49, 1 (February): 3-23.

    McDaniel, Paul N., Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Jordyne Krumroy. 2019. "From Municipal to Regional Immigrant Integration in a Major Emerging Gateway: Planning a Welcoming Metro Atlanta." Papers in Applied Geography, 5, 1-2: 140-165.

    McDaniel, Paul N., Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Qingfang Wang. 2019. "Immigrant Integration and Receptivity Policy Formation in Welcoming Cities." Journal of Urban Affairs, 41, 8: 1142-1166. 

    McDaniel, Paul N., Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Anna Joo Kim. 2017. "Receptivity and the Welcoming Cities Movement: Advancing a Regional Immigrant Integration Policy Framework in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia." Papers in Applied Geography, 3-4: 355-379. 

    McDaniel, Paul N. and Heather A. Smith. 2017. "Receptivity's Construction in Public Schools: A Component of Immigrant Integration in an Emerging Gateway." Journal of International Migration and Integration, 18, 4: 1061-1081. 

    Mitchelson, Matthew L. 2017. Relational vulnerability and the research process with former prisoners in Athens, Georgia (USA). Social & Cultural Geography, 18, 7: 906-926. 

    Mitchelson, Matthew L. 2014. The production of bedspace: prison privatization and abstract space. Geographica Helvetica, 69, 5: 325-333. 

    Mitchelson, Matthew L. 2013. Research Note—The Urban Geography of Prisons: Mapping the City's "Other" Gated Community. Urban Geography, 33, 1: 147-157. 

    Namdar-Khojasteh, D., Yeghaneh, B., Maher, A., Namdar-Khojasteh, F., Tu, J., 2022. Assessment of the relationship between exposure to air pollutants and COVID-19 pandemic in Tehran city, Iran. Atmospheric Pollution Research 13(7): 1-12.

    Moates, Lindsey R., Greg J. Hansen, Patrick Severts, and Terry G. Powis. 2010. Troup Factory: Archaeological Investigations of a Nineteenth Century Mill Site in LaGrange, Georgia. Georgia Journal of Science, 68, 2: 104-118. 

    Page, Dan, Mark W. Patterson, and Kay Reeve. 2006. Modern Migration in Ghana and Mali: A Comparison of Urban Migration Patterns. Journal of Global Initiatives, 1, 1. 

    Patterson, Lynn, and Vanessa Slinger-Friedman. 2012. Writing in Undergraduate Geography Classes: Faculty Challenges and Rewards. Journal of Geography 111 (5), 184-193.

    Patterson, Mark W., Kay Reeve, and Dan Page. 2007. Integrating Geographic Information Systems into the Secondary Curricula. Journal of Geography, 102, 6: 275-281. 

    Patterson, M.W., and N. Hoalst-Pullen. 2022. 10 Miles from a Brewery: Population Demographics and Beer Consumption Patterns in the United States. Food Fermentation and Drink (Special Issue). In: The Geographical Bulletin. 63(1)31-38. 

    Powis, Terry G., George J. Micheletti, Kaitlin Crow, Sheldon Skaggs, Norbert Stanchly, Nicaela Cartagena, and Jeffrey A. Powis. 2019. Early Maya Ceremonial Architecture at Pacbitun, Belize. Latin American Antiquity, 30, 4: 836-842.

    Powis, Terry G., Ann Cyphers, Nilesh W. Gaikwad, Louis Grivetti, and Kong Cheong. 2011. Cacao use and the San Lorenzo Olmec. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 21: 8595-8600. 

    Powis, Terry G., Emiliano Gallaga Murrieta, Richard Lesure, Roberto Lopez Bravo, Louis Grivetti, Heidi Kucera, Nilesh W. Gaikwad. 2013. Prehispanic Use of Chili Peppers in Chiapas, Mexico. PLOS One. 

    Powis, Terry G., Jason Whatley, Mary T. Lumsden, Joseph Powell, Patrick Severts, Ron Hobgood, and James Page. 2007. Defining a Civil War battlefield: recent archaeological investigations at the Pickett's Mill State Historic Site, Paulding County, Georgia. Georgia Journal of Science, 65, 4: 148-160. 

    Raczek, Teresa P. 2011. Mobility, Economic Strategies, and Social Networks: Investigating Movement in the Mewar Plain of Rajasthan. Asian Perspectives, 50, 1: 24-52. 

    Raczek, Teresa P., Prabodh Shirvalkar, Esha Prasad, and Lalit Pandey. 2020. The Rise and Fall of a Parallel-Walled Structure: Assessing the Site Sequence at Pachamta. Radiocarbon, 62, 1: 157-168. 

    Raczek, Teresa P., Namita S. Sugandhi, Prabodh Shirvalkar, and Lalit Pandey. 2011. Researching a Living Site: Articulating the Intersection of Collaboration and Heritage in a Transnational Village. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 26, 2. 

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Lina T. Tuschling, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2022. “'Why do they laugh at me?' Stereotypes and Prejudices Experienced by Immigrant Youth.” Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity, 6, 2: 26-40. 

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Jessica Hill, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2021. "A Scoping Review of Literature About Mental Health and Well-Being Among Immigrant Communities in the United States." Health Promotion Practice, 22, 2: 181-192.

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara and Paul N. McDaniel. 2019. “Community-Based Participatory Research as a Tool for Improved Understanding and Practice of Newcomer Integration.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 23, 2: 3-19.

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Paul N. McDaniel, and Matthew Tikhonovsky. 2020. "Human Services Providers’ Perspectives on Refugee Resettlement in the United States Before and After the 2016 Presidential Election." Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Jessica Hill, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2020. "A Scoping Review of Literature About Mental Health and Well-Being Among Immigrant Communities in the United States.." Health Promotion Practice

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Paul N. McDaniel, and Gianni Bisio. 2019. "'FU': One Response to the Liminal State Immigrant Youth Must Navigate." Law & Policy, 41, 1: 59-79.

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Paul N. McDaniel, and Marie-Dominique Ahebee. 2018. "Welcoming America: A Case Study of Municipal Immigrant Integration, Receptivity, and Community Practice." Journal of Community Practice, 3: 348-357. 

    Ryan, Eden J.C. and Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick. 2017. How One Skeleton Opens the Window into the Daily Lives of Romanized Cretans. Georgia Journal of Science, 75, 1.

    Sen, Debarati. 2011. Speech Genres and Identity: The Place of Adda in Bengali Cultural Discourse. Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets, 3. 

    Sen, Debarati, and Sarasij Majumder. 2015. Narratives of risk and poor rural women’s (dis)-engagements with microcredit-based development in Eastern India. Critique of Anthropology, 25, 2. 

    Sen, Debarati, and Sarasij Majumder. 2011. Fair Trade and Fair Trade Certification of Food and Agricultural Commodities: Promises, Pitfalls, and Possibilities. Environment and Society 9, 1: 29-47. 

    Shirvalkar, Prabodh, Esha Prasad, Amit Ranjan, Teresa P. Raczek, and Lalit Pandey. 2021. Ceramic Assemblage from the Site of Chatrikhera, Rajsamand District, Rajasthan. Man and Environment XLVI (2): 76-87.

    Shirvalkar, Prabodh, Esha Prasad, Teresa P. Raczek, and Lalit Pandey. 2020. A Parallel Wall Structure of Ahar Culture from the site of Pachamta, District Rajsamand, Rajasthan, India. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 8(2): 141-156.

    Skaggs, Sheldon, Terry G. Powis, Clara R. Rucker, and George Micheletti. 2016. An Iterative Approach to Ground Penetrating Radar at the Maya Site of Pacbitun, Belize. Remote Sensing, 8, 10. 

    Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa, and Lynn Patterson. 2016. Using Online Journals and In-Class Note Cards for Reflective and Responsive Teaching and Learning. College Teaching 64 (1), 38-39.

    Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa, and Lynn Patterson. 2013. Improving online interactive modules: An iterative design model. International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences Volume 5, Number 3 & 4, 2013.

    Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa, and Lynn Patterson. 2012. Writing in geography: Student attitudes and assessment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 36 (2), 179-195.

    Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa, Tamara Powell, Garrett Smith, and Matt Mitchelson. 2015. Lessons learned and future prospects for online program creation and delivery: A case study from geography. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning–ICEL, 279-286.

    Smith, Garrett C., Mark W. Patterson, and Harold R. Trendell. 2000. The Demise of the Longleaf-Pine Ecosystem. Southeastern Geographer, 40, 1: 75-92. 

    Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick, Liston, Maria A. (2020). Myositis Ossificans Traumatica with Associated Pseudarthroses in an Adult from Late Bronze Age Athens, Greece. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2866.   

    Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick, Brandon D. Lundy, and Cheyenne Dahlmann. 2017. High-Impact Practices in Anthropology: Creating a Bridge between Liberal Arts and Neoliberal Values. Georgia Journal of Science 75(2):1-14.

    Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick (2010). Differential Diagnosis and Discussion of a Large Nasal Neoplasm from a Late Bronze Age Athenian Male. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (20), 731-736. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1086.  

    Sugandhi, Namita, Teresa P. Raczek, Prabodh Shirvalkar, Charles K. Brummeler, and Lalit Pandey. 2015. Methods and Problems in the Site Census Approach: A View from Mewar through Archaeology and Ethnohistory. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, 3: 163-179. 

    Suther, B. E., Leigh, D. S., West, L. T. (2022). Soil chemistry and clay mineralogy of an alluvial chronosequence from the North Carolina Sandhills of the upper Coastal Plain, USA. Soil Systems, 6(1).  https://doi.org/10.3390/soilsystems6010001 

    Suther, B. E., Leigh, D. S. (2020). Soil morphology of an alluvial chronosequence from the Little River, North Carolina Coastal Plain, USA. Geomorphology, 351, Article 106921.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.106921 

    Suther, Bradley E., David S. Leigh, George A. Brook, and LinHai Yang. 2018. Mega-meander paleochannels of the southeastern Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 511: 52-79. 

    Tu, J. 2023. Spatial variations in the associations of surface water quality with roads and traffic across an urbanization gradient in northern Georgia, USA. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-29038-y.

    Tu, J., Tu, W., 2021. Exploring Spatially Varying Relationships between Preterm Birth and Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Behavioral factors in Georgia, USA Using Geographically Weighted Logistic Regression. Papers in Applied Geography 7(2): 217-237.

    Tu, Jun, and Wei Tu. 2018. How the relationships between preterm birth and ambient air pollution vary over space: A case study in Georgia, USA using geographically weighted logistic regression. Applied Geography, 92: 31-40. 

    Tu, J., Tu, W., Tedders, S.H.. 2016. Spatial Variations in the Associations of Term Birth Weight with Ambient Air Pollution in Georgia, USA.Environment International, 92-93, 146-156.

    Tu, Jun. 2013. Spatial Variations in the Relationships between Land Use and Water Quality across an Urbanization Gradient in the Watersheds of Northern Georgia, USA. Environmental Management, 51, 1: 1-17. 

    Tu, Jun. 2011. Spatial and temporal relationships between water quality and land use in northern Georgia, USA. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 8, 3: 151-170. 

    Tu, W., Tu, J., Tedders, S.H., 2015. A Multilevel Analysis of Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Effect on Preterm Births in Georgia, USA. AIMS Public Health, 2 (4): 638-654. 

    Tu, Wei, Jun Tu, and Stuart Tedders. 2014. Estimating neighbourhood-level socio-economic effect on preterm births using a multilevel approach: a case study in Georgia, USA. Annals of GIS, 20, 3: 181-191. 

    Vogeikoff-Brogan, Natalia, Smith, Susan Kirkpatrick (2010). A Male Spinner? A Late Geomertric-Early Orientalizing Pithos Burial Near Meseleroi, Ierapetra. Aegean Archaeology, 10, 87-104. 

    Weber, Jennifer, and Terry G. Powis. 2014. Assessing Terrestrial Laser Scanning in Complex Environments: An Approach from the Ancient Maya Site of Pacbitun, Belize. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 2, 2: 123-137. 

    Williamson, Kenneth. 2015. Some things cannot be separated: intersectionality in the lives of black women activists in Salvador, Brazil. African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, 8, 1: 86-101.

    Williamson, Kenneth, and Karen Brown. 2014. Collective Voices: Engagement of Hartford Community Residents through Participatory Action Research. The Qualitative Report, 19, 36.

    Zarillo, Sonia, Nilesh Gaikwad, Claire Lanaud, Terry Powis, Christopher Viot, Isabelle Lesur, Olivier Fouet, Xavier Argout, Erwan Guichoux, Franck Salin, Rey Loor Solorzano, Olivier Bouchez, Hélène Vignes, Patrick Severts, Julio Hurtado, Alexandra Yepez, Louis Grivetti, Michael Blake & Francisco Valdez. 2018. "The use and domestication of Theobroma cacao during the mid-Holocene in the upper Amazon." Nature Ecology and Evolution.  

  • Hoalst-Pullen, N., and Patterson, M.W. 2022. Food, Fermentation and Drink. The Geographical Bulletin. 63(1). https://www.gammathetaupsilon.org/the-geographical-bulletin/2020s/volume63-1/index.html 

    Hoalst-Pullen, N., and Patterson, M.W. 2021. Geographies of Beer, Wine, and Spirits. In Douglas Richardson (Editor-in-Chief), Noel Castree (Co-Editor), Michael F. Goodchild (Co-Editor), Audrey Kobayashi (Co-Editor), Weidong Liu (Co-Editor), Richard A. Marston (Co-Editor) (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley. http://www.aag.org/cs/encyclopedia 

    Hoalst-Pullen, N. 2019. The Community Food Forest Handbook: How to Plan, Organize and Nurture Edible Gathering Places eds. by Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell (review). Special Issue on Wild Foods. In: Southeastern Geographer. 59(1): 99-102. 

    Day, Terence, I-Chun Catherine Chang, Calvin King Lam Chung, William Doolittle, Jacqueline Housel, and Paul McDaniel. 2020. "Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning in a Pandemic." In Summer Series on Questions of Geo-Ethics and Human Rights Highlighted by COVID-19 Conditions. Edited by Coline Dony and Emily Fekete. Washington, DC: American Association of Geographers. June 25, 2020.

    Kerr, Juliana, Paul McDaniel, and Melissa Guinan. 2014. Reimagining the Midwest: Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership. Chicago, IL: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

    McDaniel, Paul N. 2020. “Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, Second Edition, by John C. Hudson (review).” Southeastern Geographer 60, 4: 362-365.

    McDaniel, Paul N. 2020. “Book Review: Shifting Boundaries: Immigrant Youth Negotiating National, State, and Small-Town Politics.” International Migration Review 54, 1: 316-318.

    McDaniel, Paul N., and Rob Paral. 2020. A Global Welcome: Metro Chicago’s Approach to Immigrant Inclusion. Chicago, IL: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 

    McDaniel, Paul N. and Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez. 2020. "Immigration Integration." Public Health Post. March 12, 2020.

    McDaniel, Paul N., Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Anna Joo Kim. 2018. "Creating a Welcoming Metro Atlanta: A Regional Approach to Immigrant Integration." Atlanta Studies. April 26, 2018.

    McDaniel, Paul. 2016. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Welcoming Cities: Lessons from Chicago, Dayton, and Nashville. Washington, DC: American Immigration Council.

    McDaniel, Paul. 2014. Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Attracting Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development. Washington, DC: American Immigration Council.

    Patterson, M.W., and Hoalst-Pullen, N. 2023. Geography of Beer. Oxford Bibliographies-Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/page/289 

    Patterson, M.W.  and N. Hoalst-Pullen. 2022. Physical Geography Lab Manual: A StoryMap Approach for Landforms

    Rhodes, Jason. 2017. "Geographies of Privilege and Exclusion: The 1938 Home Owner’s Loan Corporation 'Residential Security Map' of Atlanta." Atlanta Studies. September 7, 2017.

    Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara, Jessica Hill, and Paul N. McDaniel. 2020. "Immigrant Health is Public Health." Public Health Post. October 20, 2020.

Faculty Research in the News

The following are examples of faculty research highlighted in the news. 

Recent Faculty Research Media Highlights

Dr. Teresa Raczek, is an anthropological archaeologist. She uses collaborative and participatory methodologies to study early community formations in India. Her research was featured on the April 15, 2022, episode of the KSU Research with Relevance: Heritage Practice: A Collaborative And Participatory Study

Dr. Alice Gooding's Forensic Anthropology research featured on the April 24, 2020, episode of the Office of Research's Research with Relevance Friday Features:

Dr. Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Dr. Mark Patterson's beer geography research featured on the April 17, 2020, episode of the Office of Research's Research with Relevance Friday Features:

Dr. Vanessa Slinger-Friedman and Dr. Jason Rhodes sustainability work with the KSU Field Station featured in a communication student Spring 2020 senior capstone project:

Research Facilities and Collaborative Opportunities

Department of Geography and Anthropology faculty coordinate research labs, serve as editors of scholarly journals, and cultivate collaborative research opportunities. Learn more about these activities, many of which present opportunities for student research experiences and engagement, by clicking here.