Jayajit Chakraborty

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Jayajit Chakraborty
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Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He is also the Director of the UTEP Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis (SEGA) Lab, funded by his UT STARS program award, to be completed in 2016. Dr. Chakraborty’s research interests are located at the intersection of hazards geography, health geography, and urban geography, and encompass a wide range of contemporary environmental and social issues. Specific topics include environmental justice, social vulnerability to environmental hazards, racial/ethnic inequalities, environmental health, access to information and communication technologies, and urban environmental change. His research utilizes both traditional and newly emerging quantitative methodologies, including the application of GIScience and spatial statistical techniques.

Dr. Chakraborty has authored/co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research has been published in prominent academic journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Environment and Planning A, Environmental Research Letters, Health and Place, and Risk Analysis. His research activities have been funded by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Association of American Geographers (AAG), and Florida Department of Transportation. Dr. Chakraborty is currently serving as a co-editor for The Routledge International Handbook of Environmental Justice to be published in 2017.


  1. Environmental health
  2. Environmental justice
  3. GIScience
  4. Racial/ethnic disparities
  5. Spatial analysis
  6. Vulnerability to hazards/disasters


  1. Energy & Environment
  2. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments
  3. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
  4. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues
  5. Other