Holly Barcus is a broadly trained population geographer teaching introductory and advanced GIS (Geographic Information System) classes as well as a population geography course. Her research interests fall at the intersection of population and GIS. Barcus is specifically interested in the patterns and processes of change occurring in rural communities and the resulting migration, service provision, and housing dilemmas. Her recent research projects focus on the changing racial and ethnic composition of rural places and the implications for rural population growth, planning and development. EDUCATION: B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Ph.D., Kansas State University. Holly Barcus has been teaching at Macalester College since 2005.
Immobility and the Re-Imaginings of Ethnic Identity among Mongolian Kazakhs in the 21st Century (with Cynthia Werner), Geoforum (2015)
The unequal burdens of repatriation: A gendered view of the transnational migration of Mongolia’s Kazakh Population (with Cynthia Werner), American Anthropologist (2015)
Discovering a sense of well-being through the revival of Islam: Profiles of Kazakh Imams in western Mongolia (with Cynthia Werner and Namara Brede), Central Asian Survey (2013)
Ethnic Restructuring in rural America: Migration and the changing faces of rural communities in the Great Plains (with Laura Simmons), The Professional Geographer (2013)
Sustainable Development or Integrated Rural Tourism? Considering the Overlap in Rural Development Strategies, Journal of Rural and Community Development (2013)
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