Current PhD Students

The following are select PhD degree candidates.

PhD, Dylan Beatty, Department of Geography,

Dylan Beatty

beattyd@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Political Geography, The Philippines, Maritime Disputes in Southeast Asia and Filipino Fishers, the Rise of China as a Global Power

Advisor: Reece Jones

PhD, Will Cecil, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Will Cecil

wececil@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Marine Conservation, Protected Areas Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environmental Policy

Advisor: Brian Szuster

PhD, Azmeary Ferdoush, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Md Azmeary Ferdoush

ferdoush@hawaii.edu · Website

Research Interests: Borders and Enclaves in Bangladesh and India, Citizenship, Territory, State, Sovereignty, Geopolitics, Political Geography, and Social Theory

Advisor: Reece Jones

PhD, Micah Fisher, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Micah R. Fisher

micahrf@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Landscapes and Livelihoods, Tenure and Customary Rights, Political Ecology, Participatory Mapping, Climate Change Adaptation, and Conflict Resolution

Advisor: Krisna Suryanata

PhD, Gollan Geronimo, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Rollan C. Geronimo

rollan@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management, Climate and Ocean Change Impacts on Marine Resources, GIS, Remote Sensing, Data Visualization, Spatial Pattern Analyses

Advisor: Camilo Mora

PhD, Hunter Heaivilin, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Hunter Heaivilin

huntersh@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Political Ecology, Agro-food Systems, Land Use Change and Planning, Climate Change, Pacific Islands

Advisor: Krisna Suryanata

PhD, Jacob Henry, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Jacob Henry

jacoblh@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Tourism Geographies, Anthropology of Education, Namibia/Southern Africa, Volunteer Tourism, Teacher-Tourism, Critical Race Theory

Advisor: Mary Mostafanezhad

PhD, Aurora Kagawa Viviani, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Aurora Kagawa-Viviani

kagawa@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Invasion and Restoration Ecohydrology in Water-Limited Landscapes, Tropical Dry Forests, Indigenous Agricultural Systems, Water Resources, ʻŌiwi STEM and Collaborative Research

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

PhD, Kyle Kajihiro, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kyle Kajihiro

kkajihir@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Political Geography, Political Ecology, Indigenous Geographies, Feminist Geopolitics, Militarization, Imperial formation, Social Movements

Advisor: Reece Jones

PhD, Kerrie Littlejohn, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kerrie Littlejohn

klittlej@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Behavioral Geography, Environmental Responsible Behaviors, Norms and Values, Nature-based Tourism, Education, and Sustainable Development

Advisor: Brian Szuster

Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Borjana Lubura-Winchester

borjana@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Geopolitics, Borders, Sovereignty, Humanitarian Intervention,The European/Balkan Refugee/Migration Crisis, Human Trafficking/Human Rights, Area: Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria

Advisor: Reece Jones

PhD, Joan Pan, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Joan Pan

jpan@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Cultural Geography, Tea, Health, Well-Being, Social Media

Advisor: Hong Jiang

PhD, Angkana Rawichutiwan, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Angkana Rawichutiwan

angkana@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Political Ecology, Development and Environment, Small-scale Fisheries, Coastal hazards, Mangrove forest, Environmental Narratives and Discourse, Thailand

Advisor: Krisna Suryanata

PhD, Sayaka Sakuma, Department of Geography, niversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Sayaka Sakuma

ss26@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Tourism, Political Ecology, Militarization, Discourse and Practice of Conservation, State, Rural-Revitalization, Okinawa

Advisor: Mary Mostafanezhad

PhD, Ben Schrager, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Ben Schrager

schrager@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Agrifood Studies, Chicken, Cultural Geography, Political Ecology, Ethical Consumption, Food Certification Strategies, Quotidian Geographies, Soccer, Area: Japan and Hawai‘i

Advisor: Krisna Suryanata

PhD, Desiree Simandjuntak, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Desiree L. Simandjuntak

dlsim@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Political Ecology, Marine Policy, Fishery, Conservation and Ecology, Resource Management, Poverty and Development

Advisor: Krisna Suryanata

PhD, Yuko Stender, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Yuko Stender

ystender@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Responses of Coral Communities to Human-Induced Environmental Changes, Coral Reef Recovery from Impacts of Land-Derived Material, Landscape Ecology, Spatial Statistics, GIS

Advisor: Ross Sutherland

PhD, Henryk Szadziewski, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Henryk Szadziewski

henryksz@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Mobilities; Geopolitics; Economic Development; Globalization; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; and Soft Power. Areas: Fiji; China; Xinjiang

Advisor: Mary Mostafanezhad

PhD, Katie Taladay, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Katie Taladay

taladay@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Coastal Ecosystems, Benthic Habitat Mapping, Carbon Cycling, UAS Technologies, Participatory Science

Advisor: Qi Chen

PhD, Han Tseng, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Han Tseng

tsenghan@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Ecohydrology, Forest Environment and Ecology, Watershed Hydrology, Cloud Forest (TMCF), Tropical Ecosystems, Climate Change and Land Cover Change

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

PhD, Laura Williams, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Laura Williams

lauralw@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Political Ecology, Tourism, Popular Geopolitics, Cultural Studies, Nature and Society, Agro-Food Initiatives

Advisor: Mary Mostafanezhad

PhD, Kawēlau (Michelle) Wright, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kawēlau (Michelle) Wright

kawelau.wright@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Hawaiʻi, Pacific Islands, Oceania, Political Geography, Political Ecology, Indigenous Geographies, Imperialism

Advisor: Reece Jones

PhD, Qian Zhang, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Qian Zhang

qzhang7@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing Technologies, Geographical Information System (GIS), Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Cycle, Forest Biomass

Advisor: Qi Chen