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Katie Meehan

Department of Geography, king’s college London
 

A human geographer and water policy specialist by training, Dr. Katie Meehan is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at King's College London and the lead PI (Principal Investigator) of the Plumbing Poverty project. Her expertise includes urban political ecology, infrastructure and social inequality, household water insecurity, urban geography, and the politics of environmental knowledge at the science-policy interface. She is a mixed methodologist, combining data from diverse sources such as ethnography, household surveys, Q method, and census data. Meehan earned her B.A. from the University of Oregon and graduate degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Arizona. A two-time Fulbright scholar and former Peace Corps Volunteer, Meehan has lived and worked in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and the U.S. Southwest. Her research has appeared in journals such as ScienceGeoforum, Environment and Planning D, Water International, and WIREs Climate Change. Meehan is on the leadership team of the NSF-sponsored Household Water Insecurity Experiences Network.

CONTACT: katie.meehan@kcl.ac.uk

Collaborators

 
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Shiloh Deitz

Department of Geography, University of oregon
 

Shiloh Deitz is a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon.  She holds a B.A. in Peace Studies from Whitworth University and an M.A. in Sociology and M.S. in Geography from Southern Illinois University. Deitz is a methodologist with interest in revealing the spatial and social nature of the slow (and often hidden) violence of conditions of social inequality. Her topical research interests include development geography and infrastructure. Her previous work examined the unequal impacts of natural disasters and the relationship between health and environments.  

 
 

Jason Jurjevich

population research center, Portland state university
 

Jason Jurjevich is an Assistant Professor and the Interim Director of the Population Research Center, housed in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. Dr. Jurjevich’s research focuses on the social and spatial implications of demographic change, with an emphasis on migration and mobility. His past research explored age-articulated patterns of migration across space and compositional impacts of migration across political landscapes. Hiason Jurjevich is an Associate Professor and the Interim Director of the Population Research Center, housed in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. Dr. Jurjevich’s research focuses on the social and spatial implications of demographic change, with an emphasis on migration and mobility. His past research explored age-articulated patterns of migration across space and compositional impacts of migration across political landscapes. His current projects investigate the geographic patterns of college-age workers in U.S. metro areas and a public campaign to ensure a fair and accurate count for the 2020 Census. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Jurjevich is a member of the Census Bureau’s ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee. s current projects investigate the role of amenities in attracting college-age workers to U.S. metro areas and a public campaign to ensure a fair and accurate count for the 2020 Census. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Jurjevich is a member of the ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee and a Visiting Scholar at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington, DC.

Nick Chun

population research center, Portland state university
 

Nick Chun grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Oregon after high school to obtain degrees at the University of Portland and Portland State University. Chun’s research interests include land use change, data science, GIS analytics, and social justice. As the Program Manager for population forecasts at the PRC, Chun handles sociodemographic data analytics and public outreach to local governments and communities across the state.