Sam Chambers, PhD
Planning Degree Program
Sam Chambers is an Assistant Research Scientist with the Planning Program and the Transportation Research Institute. Before his work with CAPLA, he was a Research Associate with the Institute of the Environment and the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. He has degrees in Arid Lands Resource Sciences from the University of Arizona (PhD) and Forest Resources from Clemson University (MS) and the University of Idaho (BS). His work involves the geospatial modeling of movement and its obstructions in transportation, accessibility, human migration, and landscape ecology. His most recent works involve an analysis and critique of the built-in PTSD triggers of refugee camps, the spatiality of border surveillance systems and its impact on migrants' routes and bodies in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and the inaccessibility of urban transit to the socially vulnerable adjacent to wealthier neighborhoods.