GEOG 571
Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security

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Fall 1 2021 (Aug - Oct) - Cristopher Livecchi
Fall 2 2021 (Oct - Dec) - Leanne Sulewski

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Cristopher Livecchi
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Cristopher Livecchi, Ph.D.
Fall 1 2021 (Aug - Oct)

Contact Information:

Cristopher Livecchi
22 Janet St
Kingston, NY 12401

Mail:

Please use the course e-mail system (see the Inbox in Canvas) - however, if you are unable to contact me through Canvas, you may contact me directly via the following e-mail address:  cml296@psu.edu. If you require immediate assistance, contact me by cell phone @ 518.334.1667 (text preferred).

Availability:

E-mail is the best method to contact me. I am usually able to respond within 24 hours. In urgent situations, feel free to contact me via cell phone. I am also happy to meet via Zoom by request.

Born and raised in an Army family, Dr. Livecchi spent his youth in the United States and Germany. His academic background is as peripatetic as his residential history, winding through historical archaeology and criminal theory, with detours through philosophy and psychology, before finally settling on geography. This landed him with a BA in anthropology (Rutgers), a MS in criminal justice (Northeastern), a MA in geography (SUNY Albany), and a PhD in geography (Penn State). His dissertation research focused on how military youth construct ideas of home in the context of militarized mobility. His current scholarly interests include the landscapes of the Cold War, terrorism and historic preservation, and uncanny spaces. His curiosity has a mind of its own, however, and refuses to be hemmed in by his academic pursuits; consequently he has worked as an archaeologist, bartender, a GIS analyst, a cobbler’s assistant, a letter carrier, and a bookbinder among other things. He is learning Turkish and likes to go kayaking when he can. He has finally set down some roots in Kingston, New York, where he lives with his family, and where he co-owns a comic book shop.

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Leanne and I have designed this course to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical applications in order to inform your work in intelligence or human security. To that end, we've done our best to prioritize information that we think is most helpful. I hope, above everything else, that you find the material interesting.

Sincerely,

Cristopher Livecchi


Leanne Sulewski photograph
Leanne Sulewski
Sitting on the Belgium/
Netherlands border
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Leanne Sulewski
Fall 2 2021 (Oct - Dec)

Contact Information:
 

Mail:

Please use the course e-mail system (see the Inbox in Canvas) - however, if you are unable to contact me through Canvas, you may contact me directly via the following e-mail address: lms7484@psu.edu. If you require immediate assistance, contact me by cell phone @ (571) 623-1875 (c).

Availability:

My office hours (via Zoom or phone call) are Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, and other times by appointment. Email is the best way to reach me, and I will typically respond within 24 hrs. If it is an emergency, you can call my cell phone after 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

 

Leanne Sulewski is currently an Analytic Methodologist for the Department of Defense, where she has worked since 2013. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the National Intelligence University, where she has taught since 2017. She received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In 2013, she received her PhD in Geography from the University of South Carolina. During her doctoral degree, she was a Higher Education Research Experience fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where her research focused on building and testing a geographic framework for assessing critical infrastructure vulnerability. Her current research interests include migration, spatial visualizations, and GIScience. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting and baking. She is also an avid hiker and traveler, and loves anything that gets her outside.