Kayla Yurco


Assistant Professor, GS
Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. with Honors, English Literature, University of Pittsburgh
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
  • Conservation
  • Development
  • Environmental governance
  • Food security
  • Gender and women’s studies
  • Human-animal relations
  • Justice
  • Political ecology
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 290/308 Human-Environment Interactions
  • GEOG 315 Field Studies in Geography
  • GEOG 350 Topics in Geography (“Mixed Methods Research”)
  • GEOG 465 Topics in GIS (“Environmental Justice and GIS”) 
  • GEOG 470 Senior Seminar in Environmental Conservation, Sustainability, and Development (“Environmental Governance” and “Gendered Geographies”)


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