Ph.D., Geography, University of Ilinois
M.S., Geography, University of Illinois
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Kansas
migration patterns and behaviors of the rural poor, ethnographic approaches to population geography, geography of food insecurity, affordable housing and manufactured housing communities, environmental knowledge transfer in the exurbs.
Emphasis on population geography, migration, residential mobility, poverty, rural development policy, immigration, mixed methodological approaches
- Foulkes, M. and Schafft, K. 2009. The impact of migration on poverty concentrations in the United States, 1995-2000. Rural Sociology.
- Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. 2008. Poverty catchments: migration, residential mobility, and population turnover in impoverished rural Illinois communities. Rural Sociology 73: 440-462.
- Foulkes, M, Hermsen, J. Raedeke, N. and Rikoon, S. 2008. Hunger Atlas of Missouri. Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security
- Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. 2008. Using alternative data sources to study rural migration: examples from Illinois. Population, Space and Place 14: 177-188.
- Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. 2000. Migration propensities, patterns, and the role of human capital: comparing Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican interstate migration, 1985-90. The Professional Geographer 52: 133-145.