Reagan Yessler, a graduate student in the Department of Geography, is the subject of a spotlight at the Office of Research & Engagement. Yessler’s research is based upon the premise that society not only develops out of its local landscape but also shapes it. By expanding the concept of geography beyond a linear set of symbols and icons, Yessler and their advisor Derek Alderman, professor of geography, together demonstrate how alternative media, such as art, photography, and theater, can be equally important in orienting viewers to the creator’s experience in time and space. The two are examining the works of African American artist Louise Jefferson and how they function as maps.
Read more about Reagan Yessler at the Office of Research & Engagement’s Student Spotlight page.