Alumni & Student Spotlight
Zhi He is a 2018-2019 Public Service Scholarship recipient and will be interning in the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, using his GIS and geography skills to analyze issues and programs around the city. Read more.

Araby Smyth is currently studying feminist economic geography in a PhD program at the University of Kentucky. Having attended Hunter College in the 2000s she received a B.A. in political Science in 2006, an MS in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science in 2015. Smyth has received some of the most competitive awards for her work as she continues to advance the development of her research topics. Two of the awards she received came from the Society of Women Geographers: Hunter SWG fellowship and a national Evelyn L. Pruitt fellowship for Dissertation Research. Smyth has also received the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award and has recently had her work published in a top geography journal, Geoforum. Read more.

Erika Jimenez Rivera uses geospatial technologies to understand the socio-environmental impacts of urban expansion in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Erika received an MA in Geography from Hunter College and was the 2018 recipient of the Hunter Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) Fellowship awarded to outstanding female graduate students in support of completion of her MA thesis and to encourage further graduate studies in geography. Read more.



Summer Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Friday June 29, July 13, 20 and 27, and August 3 and 10.
Inquiries directed to can expect a response within 24 hours.

Congratulations Dr. Albrecht

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) honored last week three senior scholars, two of whom hail from Hunter College's Department of Geography. Dr. Jochen Albrecht received the Education Award and Dr. Keith Clarke, who moved from Hunter College to UC Santa Barbara, received the Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award. The third recipient, Dr. Couclelis (also from UCSB) received the Research Award.

Chair's Message

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends of Geography,

I would like to wish you best of luck finishing your work for this semester, and to have a wonderful and productive summer. To those students who are graduating, please stay in touch with people in the department, and let us know wherever your journey takes you. To those taking summer courses, we'll see you soon. And to those returning next semester, we hope to see you refreshed and ready in late August. Read more.

Congratulations Dr. Kulkarni

The Department of Geography congratulates Charuta Kulkarni, one of our long term adjuncts! A former student of Earth and Environmental Science Program of CUNY Graduate Center and an adjunct faculty at our department, Dr. Charuta Kulkarni receives a European Union’s prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (2018-2020) to advance her interdisciplinary research in the European setting.

DACA Support for Students


The Office of the President of Hunter College is offering free and confidential support for anyone with DACA questions. Contact Malkie Schwartz, in the Office of the President, at 212-396-6434 or The Mayor's Office on Immigrant Affairs and CUNY's Citizenship Now! are providing free, safe and confidential legal help. Learn more about the resources and legal assistance available to you.

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