Leichenko, Robin M.
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Development, International Trade, and Global Environmental Change.
Economic Geography, Research Methods of Geography, History and Theory of Geography, Regional Impacts of Globalization, and Geography of Globalization.
Memberships and Professional Service
Faculty Advisor, Humphreys Program, Bloustein School, Rutgers University, 2001-2002; Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Geography, Rutgers University, 1999-present; Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, 1997-1998; Research Associate, Earth System Science Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996-1997; Research Assistant, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, 1989-1992.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Fulbright Scholar Grant, Norway. U.S. Department of State, 2003–2004; Bildner Intercultural Teaching Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2003; Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, Earth System Science Center, 1996–1997; University Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992–1993; Research Fellowship; Principal Investigator, National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Trade, Employment, and Inequality: An Investigation of Rural Economic Change”; Co-Principal Investigator, Canadian International Development Agency and Norwegian Foreign Ministry, “Climate Change and Economic Changes in India: The Impacts on Agriculture.”
Academic Interests and Plans
My research addresses the urban and regional impacts of global change in both advanced and developing countries. I recently completed a book titled Double Exposure: Global Environmental Change in an Era of Globalization (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2008). The book focuses on how processes of globalization and global environmental change jointly affect vulnerable regions, social groups and ecosystems. My other current research entails a comparative study of the effects of the globalization of consumption practices on housing demand and suburbanization patterns in China and the U.S. Some of my recently completed research projects include a study of the impacts of international trade on employment and income inequality across U.S. regions, and a study of the effects of globalization and climate change on rural agricultural regions in India and Southern Africa.