Dr. Bryan's research is focused on indigenous politics in the Americas, with a particular emphasis on land claims and participatory mapping. His work uses qualitative methods to engage the connections between resources, rights, and race, and contributes broadly to the fields of development studies, political ecology, and critical cartography.
critical cartography, participatory mapping, indigenous politics in the Americas, political ecology, development geography, human rights
GEOG 3812 - Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Introduces the geography of Latin America, focusing on the lands and peoples of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Examines regional and national culture, history, environment, and population, as well as ongoing environmental and socioeconomic changes. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1962 or GEOG 1972 or GEOG 1982 or GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2092.
GEOG 3930 - Internship
Provides an academically supervised opportunity for advanced geography or environmental studies majors to work in public and private organizations on projects related to the student's career goals and to relate classroom theory to practice. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.
GEOG 4812 - Environment and Development in South America
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Presents theoretical approaches to the links between environment and development in Latin America and focuses on analytical discussion of contemporary (and controversial) issues in sustainable development in South America. Examines social, ecological, economic, and political forces influencing the use of natural resources. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1962 or GEOG 1982 or GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2092 or GEOG 3812 or GEOG 3422 or ANTH 3110 or PSCI 3032.
GEOG 5632 - Development Geography
Provides an overview of development policy and practice, surveying foundational works in Development Studies as well as critical interventions. Required for Graduate Certificate in Development Studies. Same as GEOG 4632.
GEOG 5662 - Seminar: Topics in Economic Geography
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
Covers selected topics emphasizing faculty specialties. Topics vary with instructor. Check with department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credits hours.