I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia in Athens, as well as a 2016-2017 fellow with University’s Diversity & Inclusion Project. A contributing junior researcher with the Coweeta Listening Project at the University of Georgia and the Interdisciplinary Program on Indigenous Indicators of Fauna and Flora (“PIAF”) headquartered at Paris Nanterre University, my research and teaching interests – like most geographers – are broad, including:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Urban-Cultural Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Discourses of the Anthropocene
  • Climate Change Sustainabilities
  • Critical Landscape Studies
  • Preservation and Planning
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Appalachian and ‘Rust Belt’ Regional Studies

In 2017, I was awarded a Graduate Student Preparedness Grant from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with Dr. Meredith Welch-Devine. That same year, I was also awarded the Outstanding PhD Paper Award from the Qualitative Research Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers at their annual meeting in April. And for the third time since 2015, I was awarded a University of Georgia Graduate School travel grant to present research at the AAG conference in 2017. I have additionally been presented with the University of Georgia’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2016) and the UGA Department of Geography’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2015).

I encourage you to explore my site and contact me if interested.

Chad N. Steacy
Department of Geography
University of Georgia
210 Field Street, GG Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602