Research Spotlight: Gentrification in Saint Paul, Minnesota

I am a PhD candidate in Geography at FSU. My research has taken a journey on its own. At Syracuse University, where I completed my Masters in Geography, my work was situated in the South Asian context, in rural South India to be exact. In my Masters work, I was studying the impact of corporate…

Research Spotlight: LGBQ College Students’ Diverging Narratives of Peer Behaviors: Harassment or Not Harassment?

A few decades ago, experiences of peer harassment were common among college students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ).  Since then, campus climates have substantially changed, and today, LGBT students’ experiences of peer harassment vary considerably across individuals.  That is, some report frequent experiences, and others report no experiences.  Scholars generally consider…

Research Spotlight: The Much Less United States? Federalism in an Era of COVID-19

The federal response to the crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic stands as a dramatic about-face to the century-long trend towards federal government empowerment. The federal government’s initial reaction to the looming pandemic crisis was disjointed and at times contradictory, a response that stood in stark contrast to the strong and highly coordinated federal…

Graduate Student Spotlight: Austin Bush from the Department of Geography

What department are you a graduate student in? Department of Geography (PhD Geography), but I am also a full-time field researcher for the FSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. Why did you decide to go to graduate school? As an undergraduate student studying Geography at Auburn University, I was presented an opportunity to participate…