GGIS professor Marynia Kolak recently participated in a roundtable discussion on the importance of community engagement in data decision-making. She spoke on behalf of her...
GIS and Society
Our department has a long tradition of research on the social and political aspects of geospatial technologies, from critical cartography to digital geographies. This critical perspective is ever more valuable in a world where the volume and variety of geospatial data are growing exponentially. Our research specializations include feminist GIS, developing new methods of qualitative GIS, and the political and racial economy of data and digital technologies.
Faculty working in GIS and Society
Julie L Cidell
Brian Jordan Jefferson
Marynia Aniela Kolak
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mark Jason Lara
- Healthy Regions & Policies Lab Receives Grant to Support Data Discovery and Empower Community PracticeDr. Marynia Kolak's Healthy Regions & Policies Lab was recently awarded a 2-year, $1.4 million Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for a new social determinant of health (SDOH) data discovery...
- Prof. Kolak & DePaul researchers receive NASA grant for data-driven environmental justice initiative in ChicagoA research team led by DePaul University geography faculty, in collaboration with the UIUC Department of Geography & GIS, was recently awarded a $250,000 NASA grant to collaborate with a Chicago...