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About Holly Barcus

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.


Present Professor and Chair, Geography, Macalester College


Research Interests

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  • Migrants, Migration and the Global Landscape of Population Change
  • Rural Landscapes and Livelihoods
  • Population 7 Billion: Global Population Patterns and Trends
  • Geograpy of World Population Issues
  • Intro to Geographic Information Systems

Contact Information

Macalester College
Carnegie 104C
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6139


Journal Articles (19)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (5)