Michelle Stewart

Short alumni updates, Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Michelle Stewart , Executive Director, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Michelle O. Stewart , Ph.D. 2014, is currently the Executive Director (ED) of Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) , based in Steamboat Springs, CO. YVSC is guided by the mission "to serve as a resource and catalyst for building a sustainable...

Galen in Mustang, sitting above the upper valley and agricultural region of Nyechung, Mustang District. The northern reaches of the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Himalaya mountains can be seen behind him.

From CU Geography Grad Student to Professor

May 4, 2017

Galen packs his backpack in Langtang at the check-post of Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District (Nepal). In August 2017, I will join the Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) at James Madison University (JMU) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching responsibilities in the Geographic Science Program (...

Galen Murton Photo Essay

April 21, 2016

A Himalayan Border Trilogy: The Political Economies of Transport Infrastructure and Disaster Relief between China and Nepal: This photo essay illustrates and contrasts the infrastructure and operations of three international border posts between China and Nepal. Located at Zhangmu-Kodari, Kyirong-Rasuwa, and Likse-Neychung borders, these posts function as the only motorable...

Beverly Sears Grants awarded to 6 Geography Students

March 10, 2016

Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grants for 2016/2017 have been awarded to Brendan Buzzard, Katie Clifford, Sierra Gladfelter, Daniela Marini, Galen Murton and Kyle Rodman. These grants are competitive awards sponsored by the Graduate School that support the research, scholarship and creative work of graduate students from all departments. All...

Galen Murton awarded a Quick Response Grant

Oct. 9, 2015

Galen has been awarded a Quick Response Grant from the CU Natural Hazards Center to support his ongoing dissertation work on Chinese development in Nepal. The grant will specifically support Galen's current project, (Re)Building the State: Border Infrastructure, Chinese Development, and the Politics of Aid in Post-Earthquake Nepal. This funding...

Launch of the New Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU

Oct. 7, 2015

The Geography Department is excited to announce the launch of the new Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU, an interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and public engagement on Tibet and the Himalayas. CU Boulder has unique research strengths in the study of contemporary Tibet and the Himalayas with faculty expertise in...

Taking the Long View on Recovery in Nepal

May 3, 2015

Galen Murton's guest commentary published in The Denver Post. Read commentary.

Galen Murton Awarded Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Oct. 16, 2014

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship will support Galen's fieldwork in Nepal and Tibet from November 2014-July 2015. His research examines how international politics and cultural identities intersect and are mutually constituted through development. Using roads as a lens of observation, he will conduct an “ethnography of geopolitics” in...

Galen Murton wins Awards at the AAG Annual Meeting

April 17, 2014

Galen won these awards at the 2014 Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Tampa, Florida, April 8-12, 2014 Political Geography Speciality Group: Dissertation Research Enhancement Award Cultural and Political Ecology Speciality Group: Field Study Award

Galen Murton Receives International Dissertation Research Fellowship

April 15, 2014

Galen is the recipient of a 2014 Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) . Galen is among only eighty awardees, selected from a total of 1,081 submitted applications from graduate students at 131 universities. The...