Global Equity and Social Justice

GW Geography's Elizabeth Chacko, far right, speaking on immigration and populism at a public panel hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Faculty and GW-affiliated researchers in this field assess social issues in communities around the world. Topics being investigated include precarity, environmental justice, gender equality, Indigenous knowledge and spatial marginalization.

Featured Researchers 

  • Professor Aman Luthra probes the political economy and gender dimensions of solid waste processing in urban India.
  • Professors Ryan Engstrom and David Rain use a variety of methods to assess neighborhood-level flood vulnerability in West Africa. Dr. Engstrom uses eight remotely-sensed data (satellite imagery) to assess population and poverty.

Faculty in This Focus