Jayajit Chakraborty

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Jayajit Chakraborty
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. He was also a visiting scholar in the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). 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 70 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 multiple 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 also a co-editor of the recently published Routledge International Handbook of Environmental Justice.


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


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