Devon Reeser

The Cultural Geography of Carnival Celebrations around the World

Devon Reeser

Discover how local pagan and indigenous traditions blend into unique Carnival celebrations in Brazil, New Orleans, Quebec, Italy, and Russia.

Picture of a bar of dark chocolate.

Economic Geography of Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate

Devon Reeser

Americans spent $700 million on chocolate treats for Valentine’s Day in 2014.

In the Turkana culture, owning livestock is a sign of wealth. Photo: EC/ECHO/Malini Morzaria

Why Development Aid Projects Must First Factor Local Culture

Devon Reeser

Why do some multi-million dollar aid projects fail? The aid itself is not generally the problem, but the lack of local, geographic specific cultural analysis in planning and implementation is most often to blame.

Eight Ways Your Geographic Skills Enhance Your Resume

Devon Reeser

Geographers or anyone with a history of geography education or practice have special skills that can enhance their resumes across nearly all career options. From GIS skills to graphic design to multiculturalism, here are eight ways to market your geography experience as viable job skills.

Map of farming systems in Africa. Source: FAO-United Nations.

How Rapid Urbanization Threatens Human Populations: Three Effects of a Moving World

Devon Reeser

The dramatic shift of the earth’s human population to cities is not only straining urban infrastructures, but also the human population itself. Three significant human threats resulting from rapid urbanization in developing countries are increased intense agriculture from the commoditization of food, rising diabetes and heart disease rates, and brain waste of our global youth.

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