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.
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.