The AAG welcomes Emily Fekete in the new position of Communications, Education, and Media specialist. Prior to the AAG, she was employed as a clinical assistant professor and undergraduate coordinator for the geography department at Oklahoma State University. While at the university, she taught courses in cultural geography, economic geography, and geographies of new media as well as served as the undergraduate advisor and coordinator of the undergraduate geography, geospatial information science, and global studies programs.

In her new position at the AAG office in D.C. Emily will lend her expertise in communications and media geographies to the communications team through new content curation, social media and program development.

Emily holds bachelor’s degrees in history and geography as well as a minor in deaf studies from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s degree in geography from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kansas. Her research projects have been varied within communications geographies including a major focus on offline consumption patterns driven by social media sites as well as activism and social media, cyberwar and cyberterrorism, and deaf/American sign language geographies.

In her free time, Emily and her husband, Kevin, enjoy exploring new breweries and restaurants. She also makes time for ballet dancing, downhill skiing, and hanging out with her black cat, Mulligan.