Profiles in "Place, Culture, and Identity" Expertise Area

  • Chris Stojanowski is a bioarchaeologist who specializes in the analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites.
  • McHugh is a cultural geographer with research interests in geographical thought & theory, geohumanities, post-phenomenology, and more-than-human geographies.
  • Shaeffer, a principal lecturer of geography, teaches the introductory World Geography course and numerous specialized regional geography courses.
  • Kelli Larson is a professor of geography and sustainability with expertise in human-environment interactions related to urban ecology, landscape sustainability, and biological conservation.
  • Steven Semken is an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher whose trans-disciplinary work explores ways that sense of place and cultural knowledge influence teaching, learning, and research in the Earth sciences.
  • Robinson's research involves an interest in culture and identity in and out of the educational context. Her doctoral studies explored the identities of first-generation Black male students at Predominantly White Institutions.
  • West works in the textual culture of late medieval and early modern China (1000–1600), with specialties in performance literature, drama, urban literature, and garden studies.
  • Li, a senior Fulbright Scholar to India, focuses her research on ethnic geography, highly-skilled international migration and transnational connections. She is the author of more than 90 journal articles and book chapters.
  • Arreola is a cultural geographer who specializes in the study of the Mexican American borderlands.
  • Lamp's primary research interest is in the history of rhetoric, specifically Roman rhetoric. She is the area director of WRL and the past president of the American Society for the History Rhetoric.