College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Jonathan Burkham
Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Upham Hall 114
  • Phone: (262) 472-7173
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I work at the intersection of economic, political, and cultural geography to study the impacts of globalization on local communities in Latin America.  My research has been focused on the economic, social, and cultural changes in a village in Jalisco, Mexico, and how those changes are affecting migration trends between Milwaukee, WI and that village.  In a separate project, I'm studying the underrepresentation of US Latinos in higher education through research into the opportunities and challenges that Latinos face on their paths to a college degree.


Geography 230 - Human Geography

Geography 252 - Global Environmental Challenges

Geography 335 - Geography of Population and Migration

Geography 365 - Geography of Latin America

Geography 455 - Topics in Human Geography: Perspectives on International Development

Geography/Environmental Science 491 - Travel Study: Ecotourism and Sustainability in Peru