Kathleen's research interests include global economic restructuring and issues of gender and development. She has spent a good deal of time in Latin America and particularly in Bolivia where she has conducted research since 1992. Dr. Schroeder spent the Spring Semester of 2005 back in Bolivia examining its current political geography. In May of 2005 she led a field trip to the Indian Himalaya with a former ASU student Keith Bosak. They explored issues of sustainable mountain development.
Kathleen's favorite courses to teach include regional geography (World, Latin America and a graduate seminar) and economic geography. She recently developed a course on political geography which she is offering for the first time during the Fall Semester of 2005.
Cynthia A. Wood, Sarah Banks, Shari Galiardi, Jennifer Koehn, Kathleen Schroeder. 2011. "Community Impacts of International Service-Learning and Study Abroad: An Analysis of Focus Groups with Program Leaders" Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning & Civic Engagement. Vol. 2, No. 1 (pdf)
Schroeder, Kathleen, Cynthia Wood, Shari Galiardi, and Jenny Koehn. 2009. “First, Do No Harm: Ideas for Mitigating Negative Community Impacts of Short-Term Study Abroad.” Journal of Geography/ 108(3):141-147.
Schroeder, Kathleen. 2007. " Economic Globalization and Bolivia's Regional Divide." Journal of Latin American Geography 6(2):00-120.
Schroeder, Kathleen. 2006. " A Feminist Examination of Community Kitchens in Peru and Bolivia. " Gender, Place and Culture 13(6):663-668.
Bosak, Keith and Kathleen Schroeder. 2005. "Using Geographic Information Systems for Gender and Development."Development in Practice 15 (2): 231-237.
Bosak, Keith and Kathleen Schroeder. 2004. "Biodiversity Conservation and the Struggle for the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve."Focus on Geography 48(1): 1-6.
Perry, Baker, Michael Mayfield, Kathleen Schroeder and Frederic Bahnson. 2003. "Mountain Geography, Community Health Mapping, and Globalization in Andean Bolivia."Teaching & Learning at Appalachian 7:2-3.
Schroeder, Kathleen. 2002. "Mapping the Landscape of Gender." In Latin America in the 21 st Century: Challenges and Solutions . Edited by Gregory Knapp. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.
Schroeder, Kathleen. 2001. Book review published in Economic Geography 77(4): 394-395. Book title: Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State, by Leslie Gill.
Schroeder, Kathleen. 2001. "Mapping Gender Imbalances in Three Impoverished World Regions." Final Report submitted to the Participatory Research and Gender Analysis division of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
Schroeder, Kathleen. 2000. "Spatial Constraints on Women's Work in Tarija, Bolivia." Geographical Review 90(2): 191-205.