Ohio University

Brad D. Jokisch

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Associate Professor
Clippinger 114

Office Hours

Monday, noon to 4 p.m., or by appointment

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Ph.D., Clark University, 1998


  • Cultural/political ecology agriculture
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Latin America

My research interests lie at the nexus of population, environment, and development, mostly in Latin America. I am most interested in how migration and other population changes affect the environment, and in turn how development affects population change.

My research in the Ecuadoran Andes has focused on land-use/cover change and the impact of transnational migration on landscapes and livelihoods. I followed Ecuadoran migrants to Spain (and metro New York) and conducted research in Ecuador’s Upper Amazon on demographic change and health among Shuar.

I supervise graduate students on numerous environmental and migration related topics, and I am very involved in Latin American Studies, Development Studies, and to a lesser extent, Environmental Studies.

Courses Taught

  • Population Geography (3210/5210): every year
  • Geography of Latin America (3350/5350): every year
  • Introduction to Human Geography (1200): every year
  • Agricultural Ecosystems (3440/5440): every other year
  • Seminar on Population/Migration and Development: every other year

Representative publications

2015 McSweeney, Kendra, Jokisch, Brad D. “Native Amazonians’ Strategic Urbanization: Shaping Territorial Possibilities through Cities” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 20(1): 1-21.

2014 Jokisch, Brad D. “Ecuador: From Mass Emigration to Return Migration?” Migration Information Source, The Online Journal of the Migration Policy Institute Washington D.C.

2014 Jokisch, Brad D. “Latin America and the Caribbean” chapter pp. 114-167 in World Regional Geography: a Development Approach, 11th ed. Johnson, Haarmann, Johnson, editors, Pearson, New York.

2011 Jokisch, Brad D. McSweeney, Kendra “Assessing the Potential of Indigenous-Run Demographic/Health Surveys: the 2005 Shuar Survey, Ecuador,” Human Ecology. 39(5):683- 698.

2009 Jokisch, Brad D. “Making a Traditional Study Abroad Program Geographic: A Theoretically informed Regional Approach,” Journal of Geography. 108: 105-111.

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