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Emma Harnisch

Spatial Analysis Fellow

Emma Harnisch

Contact & Office Hours

Bass Hall, 105


B.A. in Geosciences, Smith College

Emma Harnisch works as the Spatial Analysis Fellow for the Spatial Analysis Lab where she will support students and classes with GIS technology. She will also be engaging the larger Smith community with spatial thinking through workshops and projects that teach various geospatial technologies.

Emma recently graduated from Smith College and will continue to call Sabin Reed and Burton Halls home, for at least a bit longer. While she was a student she researched the geochemical impacts of historic small-scale mining, but also spent equal amounts of time thinking about history, landscape, and environmental justice. When she’s not thinking about mapping at Smith, she’s likely baking an extravagant cake while re-envisioning earth science curriculum to incorporate history and social movements.

Research & Professional Interests

Critical cartography, participatory mapping, science and social justice education

Publications & Presentations

Harnisch, Emma. “An Ecosystem Analysis of Legacy Heavy Metal Contamination in Central New Hampshire: Regional Atmospheric Deposition Versus Localized Impacts from Historic Mining.” Presentation at the Annual Northeast Geological Society of America Conference, Burlington, VT, March 2018.