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Brad D. Jokisch

Brad Jokisch, portrait
Associate Professor
Lindley N359, Athens Campus

Office Hours

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

2019 Jokisch, BD.; Radel, C, Carte, L, Schmook, B. “Migration matters: the importance of migration for contemporary human-environment geography,” Geography Compass. e12460.* pp: (17)

2019 Radel, C.; Jokisch, B., Birgit Schmook, Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Kathleen Hermans, Lindsey Carte, Karl Zimmerer, and Stephen Aldrich, “Migration and displacement as features of land system transitions,” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 38 June: 103-110.*

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.

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.