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Amber A. Orozco

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Geography-Geology 120G
Research Interests:

Critical Urban Food Studies, Political Ecology, Racial Capitalism, Community Geography, Feminist Qualitative Research Methods and GIS


M.A. International Affairs, American University

M.A. Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, United Nations-mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica

B.A. Environmental Studies (Minors: Anthropology, Art History), Whittier College



Presidential Fellowship, University of Georgia (2020 - 2025)

Of note:

Community Geographies Collaborative - Student Board Member (2023-2024)

Georgia Community Geography Collective (2023- Present)

Community Mapping Lab (2021-Present)

GGSA Co-Chair (2023-2024)

Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Human Geography Co-Chair (2022- 2023)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Alumna

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Alumna

Courses Regularly Taught:
Selected Publications:

Orozco, A., A. Ward, and G. Graddy-Lovelace. 2018. “Documenting USDA Discrimination: Community-Based Research on Farm Policy for Land Justice” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies. 17(4): 999-1023.

Major Professor

Hilda E. Kurtz

Professor and Department Head

Committee Members

Nik Heynen

Distinguished Research Professor

Jennifer L. Rice

Professor of Geography

Jerry Shannon

Associate Professor

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