Current PhD Students

The following are select PhD degree candidates. Browse our listing of PhD recipients, select MA candidates, and MA recipients.

PhD, Dylan Beatty, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Beatty, Dylan

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: Jones, Reece

PhD, Will Cecil, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Cecil, Will

wececil@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Szuster, Brian

PhD, Azmeary Ferdoush, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Ferdoush, Md Azmeary

ferdoush@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Jones, Reece

PhD, Micah Fisher, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Fisher, Micah R.

micahrf@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Suryanata, Krisna

PhD, Gollan Geronimo, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Geronimo, Rollan C.

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: Mora, Camilo

PhD, Hunter Heaivilin, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Heaivilin, Hunter

huntersh@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Suryanata, Krisna

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

Kagawa-Viviani, Aurora

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: Giambelluca, Tom

PhD, Kyle Kajihiro, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kajihiro, Kyle

kkajihir@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Jones, Reece

PhD, Kerrie Littlejohn, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Littlejohn, Kerrie

klittlej@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Szuster, Brian

PhD, Joan Pan, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Pan, Joan

jpan@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Hong, Jiang

PhD, Angkana Rawichutiwan, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Rawichutiwan, Angkana

angkana@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Suryanata, Krisna

PhD, Sayaka Sakuma, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Sakuma, Sayaka

ss26@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Mostafanezhad, Mary

PhD, Ben Schrager, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Schrager, Ben

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: Suryanata, Krisna

PhD, Desiree Simandjuntak, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Simandjuntak, Desiree L.

dlsim@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Suryanata, Krisna

PhD, Yuko Stender, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Stender, Yuko

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: Sutherland, Ross

PhD, Katie Taladay, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Taladay, Katie

taladay@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Chen, Qi

PhD, Han Tseng, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tseng, Han

tsenghan@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Giambelluca, Tom

PhD, Qian Zhang, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Zhang, Qian

qzhang7@hawaii.edu

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

Advisor: Chen, Qi