The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is operating remotely as part of UNM’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our offices in Bandelier West and our computer lab in Bandelier East are closed, but our faculty and staff remain in contact via email and can schedule videoconferences as needed.

If you have questions about department business, email

  • We anticipate that the department will partially reopen in early August. If you have questions about our reopening plans, contact Department Chair Chris Duvall (
  • As a part of UNM’s efforts to reduce our on-campus presence during the Fall 2020 semester, we are changing the format of many Geography classes.
    • The classes that started in the formal online format aren’t changing.
    • Most of the other classes that have been scheduled in the normal, face-to-face format will instead be offered in remote formats (meaning that they will be taught mostly online).
  • For more information, check the UNM Schedule of Classes (, contact your instructors, or email Chris Duvall (


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We support anti-racism movements that seek more equitable societies by challenging anti-Black, anti-Brown, anti-Indigenous, anti-Latinx, and other intolerant attitudes. Structural racism harms society as a whole, and New Mexico must enable truly equal opportunities for all.

We support the statements that have been made across UNM that condemn police brutality, as compiled by the UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion.

We encourage geographic research and learning about racism and police violence, such as and the work of The Washington Post.

We acknowledge the anti-racism statement of the American Association of Geographers (.pdf).



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Chris Duvall
Department Chair
(505) 277-0518

Geography &
Environmental Studies

Mailing Address:
MSC 01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
AlbuquerqueNM 87131

Physical Location:
Bandelier West & East

Phone: (505)277-5041