Jeff Popke

Human Geography

Brewster A-228

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


PhD, Geography, University of Kentucky
MA, Geography, University of Kentucky
BA, Geography, Dartmouth College


Areas of Interest: Caribbean Geographies, Small-Scale Agriculture, Climate Change Impacts, Renewable Energy Transitions, Social Theory, South Asia

Jeff Popke is a human geographer with interests at the intersections of coastal and island dynamics, environmental change, and livelihood practices, particularly within the Caribbean and South Asia. Using both qualitative and mixed-methods research designs, he has examined the impacts of climate change on smallholder agriculture and the role of renewable energy transitions in promoting island resilience in Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean.  His most recent research has focused on the ways in which environmental hazards shape hydrosocial livelihoods in the Meghna River Delta of Bangladesh.


Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1000: People, Places and Environments
  • GEOG 2110: World Geography – Less Developed Regions
  • GEOG 6100: History and Philosophy of Geography