Web Site: www.uwm.edu/~rghose
PhD, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1998
MA, Geography, University of Montana, 1993
BA, Geography Honors, University of Calcutta, India, 1988
Thursday 1pm to 1:50pm or by appointment
Geog 110 – The World: Peoples and Regions
Geog 215 – Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Geog 470 – Geography of South Asia
Geog 525 – Geographic Information Science
Geog 734 – GIS and Society
Geog 934 – Seminar in Urban Geography
Rina Ghose's research interests intersect Critical GIS, urban geography, and political economy. Her research questions center around poverty, inequality, and social justice. She has conducted decade-long research on public participation GIS among traditionally marginalized citizen groups, to examine how GIS technologies can be used as modes of resistance to combat structural inequities and inner-city poverty. As part of this research agenda, she has also examined social activism and grassroots community organizing in the inner-city, and explored collaborative planning programs that are used in inner-city redevelopment.
Her current research projects examine:
- the impact of neoliberal public policies in shaping the participation and spatial knowledge production process among grassroots inner-city groups;
- the role of actors-networks in public participation GIS; and
- the impact of collaborative planning programs created by private sector actors in citizen participation and inner-city revitalization.
Her other research interests include:
- examining food inequities and other barriers to healthy living in inner-city neighborhoods through qualitative research and GIS; and
- examining the social construction of GIS in the non-western world.