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   Brad Jokisch, Associate Professor of Geography

B.A. Augustana College 1989
M.A. Clark University 
1994
Ph.D. Clark University 1998
Associate Professor of Geography 2003-Present
Director of Latin American Studies 2003-2005

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Research Interests
My research interests lie within Geography's tradition of nature-society studies. I am trained as a cultural and political ecologist, meaning that I am drawn to a number of  perspectives on agricultural systems, land degradation, cultural change, and landscape modification. As an offshoot of my interest in agricultural systems and rural landscapes I have developed research interests in international migration and population studies. My primary regional interest is Latin America, especially the Ecuadorian Andes. I am currently working on three projects. See below.

Previous research:

Previous research focused on 1) the impact of transnational/international migration on land-use, agriculture, and rural livelihoods in the Ecuadorian Andes: 2) The changing dynamics (source regions, destinations) of Ecuadorian emigration (with Jason Pribilsky), and: 3) Land-use/Land-cover in Cloud Forests on Ecuador's Cordillera Real in collaboration with Fundacion Cordillera Tropical and Bridget Lair.



Jokisch, B. 2002 "Migration and Agricultural Change: the case of smallholder agriculture in the highlands of  South-Central Ecuador," Human Ecology 30 (4): 523-550.

Jokisch, B. Lair, B. 2002  "One Last Stand?: Montane Forests and Change on Ecuador's Eastern Cordillera" Geographical Review, 92(2): 235-256.
 Jokisch, B., Pribilsky, J. 2002 “The Panic to Leave: Geographic Dimensions of Recent Ecuadorian  Emigration,” International Migration, 40(3): 75-101.

Jokisch, B. 2001 "From New York to Madrid: A Description of Recent trends in Ecuadorian Emigration," Ecuador Debate Centro Andino de Accion Popular (CAAP), No. 54, Quito, Ecuador.

Jokisch, B. 1997 "From Circulation to International Migration: the Case of South-Central Ecuador," Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 23: 63-75.

Current Projects:
 Ten Years Later Down the Road: A Longitudinal Study of Transnational Communities in the Highlands of Ecuador


I am working with David Kyle (Sociology, Univ. California, Davis) on a longitudinal study of international/transnational migration in the highlands of south-central Ecuador.  We are analyzing interview data from censuses of "transnational" migrant communities in Azuay and Canar Provinces, where we conducted our dissertation research in the early-mid 1990s. We have three chapters/publications on the subject, but there is more to come.


Jokisch, Brad, Kyle, David 2005, “Transformations in Ecuadorian transnational migration 1993-2003,” pp. 57-70 in Ecuadorian Migration: transnationalism, networks and identities edited by Gioconda Herrera, Maria Crisitina Carillo and Alicia Torres, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador. (Translated from Spanish).

Kyle, David and Brad Jokisch 2005 “Leaving Ecuador”, Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, pp 45-48 Spring.

Jokisch, Brad, Kyle, David “Ecuadorian International Migration” The Ecuador Reader Edited by Carlos de la Torre and Steve Dreiver, Duke University Press. (Submitted June, 2005).


Shuar Research: Demographic Change and Territorial Struggles in Eastern Ecuador

I am working on a project with Kendra McSweeney (OSU) and Steve Rubenstein (Liverpool) linking demographic change (fertility and migration) with territorial struggles and land use among Shuar of Eastern Ecuador. We conducted field work in September and December, 2005 and are analyzing a "diagnostico" conducted with UNICEF Ecuador and the Health Director of the Shuar Federation. The project merges political ecology with demography by combining our interests in migration (especially international) and fertility with political and territorial struggles.


Under Review:

McSweeney, Kendra and Jokisch, Brad 2007 “Beyond Rainforests: Urbanisation and Emigration among Lowland Indigenous Societies in Latin America," Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26(2): 159-180.

The Regional Hangover: Regional Geography without the Regionalists


I am working with Antoinette WinklerPrins and Eric Perramond on a project assessing Latin American regional geography and the approaches taken by geographers researching in Latin America.




  Courses Currently Taught:
 
New Course: Migration and Development Geog 4/528 (Spring 07)
Intro to Human Geography 121 (Summer 07)
Geography of Latin America 335/535 (Fall 06)
Research and Writing in Geography 675 (Fall 06)
Population Geography 3/521 (Winter 07)

 
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 Publications

McSweeney, Kendra and Jokisch, Brad 2007 “Beyond Rainforests: Urbanisation and Emigration among Lowland Indigenous Societies in Latin America," Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26(2): 159-180. 

Jokisch, Brad, Kyle, David 2005, “Transformations in Ecuadorian transnational migration 1993-2003,” pp. 57-70 in Ecuadorian Migration: transnationalism, networks and identities edited by Gioconda Herrera, Maria Crisitina Carillo and Alicia Torres, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador. (Translated from Spanish).

 Kyle, David and Brad Jokisch 2005 “Leaving Ecuador”, Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, pp 45-48 Spring.

Jokisch, B. Boone, C. 2003 "Teaching and Tragedy: Lessons from a Population and GIS Workshop in Cambodia" Journal of Geography , 102(1): 13-20, January/February.

Jokisch, B. 2002 "Migration and Agricultural Change: the case of smallholder agriculture in the highlands of South-Central Ecuador," Human Ecology 30 (4): 523-550.

Jokisch, B. Lair, B. 2002  "One Last Stand?: Montane Forests and Change on Ecuador's Eastern Cordillera" Geographical Review, 92(2): 235-256.
 Jokisch, B., Pribilsky, J. 2002 “The Panic to Leave: Geographic Dimensions of Recent Ecuadorian  Emigration,” International Migration, 40(3): 75-101.

Jokisch, B. 2001 "From New York to Madrid: A Description of Recent trends in Ecuadorian Emigration," Ecuador Debate Centro Andino de Accion Popular (CAAP), No. 54, Quito, Ecuador.

Emel, J. and E. Brooks, with Brad Jokisch and Paul Robbins, 2000  North American Llano Estacado: The Rise and Decline of a Modern Irrigation Culture. United Nations University Press, New York and Tokyo.

Jokisch, B. 1997 "From Circulation to International Migration: the Case of South-Central Ecuador," Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 23: 63-75

Policy Papers and Reports:
2007 Jokisch, Brad  "Ecuador
: Diversity in Migration,” Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. February issue http://www.migrationinformation.org/issue_feb07.cfm
Spanish Version: http://www.migrationinformation.org/Profiles/display.cfm?ID=591 Translated by: Cecilia Mercahn C.

2007 Jokisch, Brad, McSweeney, Kendra, Unicef Ecuador, Tiwi, Washington “Report on Results of  the
Health and Demographic Survey of
Shuar and Achuar Nations, Ecuador FICSH-FIPSE- FINAE 2005,” Unicef, Quito, Ecuador.  

Forthcoming:
2007 Jokisch, Brad, Kyle, David “Ecuadorian International Migration.” The Ecuador Reader Edited by Carlos de la Torre and Steve Dreiver, Duke University Press. 

Book Reviews:
1999 "Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes," by Karl  Zimmerer, Economic Geography 75 (2): 201-203.

2006 “Hispanic Spaces, Latino Places,” edited by Daniel D. Arreola, Journal of Latin American Geography, 5(2): 143-144. 

Dissertation:
Landscapes of Remittance: Migration and Agricultural Change in the Highlands of South-Central Ecuador 1998, Clark University Graduate School of Geography, Worcester, Ma.
Advisor: B.L. Turner II

 
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  Graduate Students (Chair)

Professional Service:
Chair,
Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2004-2006).
Eastern Regional Councilor, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2002-2004).
Founding Member: Fundación Cordillera Tropical, Ecuadorian Non-Governmental Organization promoting Tropical Montane
Forest Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture, 2000-Present.
Member: Committee to Nominate and Elect Executive Committee of the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (2002).
Professional Memberships: Association of American Geographers, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Latin American Studies Association.