SWG Talk


2018 Winners of the Society of Woman Geographers'
Graduate Fellowship Award Presentations

Thursday, May 2, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
1022 HN

Please join members of the Society of Woman Geographers and the Hunter College Department of Geography and Environmental Science for the SWG’s Graduate Fellowship Presentations on May 2nd. Danielle Lella Bartolone and Erika Jimenez Rivera, winners of the 2018 SWG Graduate Fellowships, will present their winning Masters of Arts in Geography theses in HN 1022.

Misses Danielle Lella Bartolone and Erika Jimenez Rivera are the dual winners of the 2018 Society of Woman Geographers Graduate Fellowships. Each student was awarded more than $9,000 each for her thesis work.

Danielle Lella. Bartolone (above) is the author of “Culture as Sustainability: The case of Govardhan Ecovillage and Vedic Culture in India” (2019). Her project investigated the relationship between sustainability and Vedic culture of India practiced by Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) by combining approaches from cultural geography, political ecology, ecological economics and post-development theory. For a copy of her thesis please see https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1470&context=hc_sas_etdsL

Erika Jimenez Rivera (above), a recipient of a Fullbright-SENESCYT scholarship, has written “Assessment of the Socio-Environmental Impacts of the Urban Expansion Using GIS and Remote Sensing in the City of Guayaquil, Equador” (2018). Latin American cities have experienced a rapid unplanned growth which has caused pressure on society and nature. Her thesis investigated the impacts of the urban expansion from 1990 to 2010 in Guayaquil, Ecuador using geospatial technologies. It incorporated census and land cover data to identify the social and environmental repercussions through hot spot snalysis, land cover classification, and Markov chains model. This study developed an integrated research which combined historical, social, and political literature, and geospatial methods, to explore, identify, and understand the impacts of the urbanization process in Guayaquil. The full text of her thesis can be found at https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1366&context=hc_sas_etds

Refreshments will be served and there will be time for questions and answers. There is limited seating available in HN 1022 so please RSVP (geog@hunter.cuny.edu) if you are NOT a Hunter student. Your name will be added to the visitors’ list at the Welcome Desk in the West Lobby.