About Me

Leaf
RSummer

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am an urban and historical geographer whose work includes research on gentrification, racial segregation, environmental justice, vernacular and cultural landscapes, and historic preservation.

At UW-Madison, I am active in the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE). From 2017-2018, I served as the Managing Editor of Edge Effects, CHE's digital magazine of environmental humanities.

I received my MS in Geography from UW-Madison and my BA in American Studies from Yale University. I grew up in Washington DC, and I have lived and worked in New Haven, CT, Louisville, KY, Denver, CO, and Madison WI.