Department of Sociology: College of Sciences

Dr. Hawthorne is a broadly trained human geographer with deep interests in citizen science GIS, community geography, qualitative GIS, and critical GIS.  These approaches seek to engage academics and community organizations/residents in shared knowledge production focused on community-engaged research that benefits real-world communities. Qualitative GIS and critical GIS both seek to critically examine ways to extend the capacities and applications of conventional GIS approaches.