Professor and Chair
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Holly Barcus’ research interests center on migration, ethnicity and rural peripheries. Her work, since 2006, is amongst the Kazakh population of western Mongolia and considers questions of identity, environment, and changing migration trajectories. Broader interests include migration and ethnic change in rural regions across the globe but particularly in remote regions of the United States. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Rural Studies and Co-Chairs the International Geographical Union’s Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU-CSRS). She also enjoys hiking, biking, paddling and exploring the material representations of culture and place, such as food preparation, textile production, and glass blowing.
- Rural Landscapes and Livelihoods