Mongolian herders’ children in a resettlement neighborhood in Inner Mongolia, China.

Population geography is a field of studies that sees human agency as a fundamental force shaping social processes and social change. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, population geography seeks an understanding of how individual life courses are formed and how life courses influence social outcomes.  Within this field special attention is given to the process of migration. Methodologically we combine interviews with the analysis of longitudinal population data using GIS and other tools.

Our research is organized into three overlapping areas: population geography, migration studies, and geography and GIS.