Dr. Amy Potter

Assistant Professor of Geography
Department of History
Hawes Hall 109 c

Website: http://amrstrong.academia.edu/AmyEPotter

Courses Taught

  • Geog 1100 World Regional Geography
  • Geog 2120 Cultural Geography
  • Geog 3111 Physical Geography

Academic Profile

  • B.S. in Journalism, minor in Geography, University of Kansas
  • M.A. in Geography, University of Kansas
  • Ph.D. in Geography, Louisiana State University

Research Interests


  • Human Geography of the Caribbean, African Diaspora, Migration, Communication Geography, Food Security (backyard gardens), and U.S. Plantations.


  • Caribbean: especially Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda. U.S.: Louisiana


Peer Reviewed Articles

  • DeLyser, D. and A. E. Potter, with J. Chaney, S. Crider, I. Debnam, G. Hanks, C. D. Hotard, E. A. Modlin, M. Pfeiffer, and J. Seemann. 2013. Teaching qualitative methods using group-based interviews and coding assignments. Journal of Geography, 112:1, 18-28
  • Potter, A. E. and A. Sluyter. 2012. Barbuda: A Caribbean Island in Transition. Focus on Geography. Winter 2012.
  • Potter, A.E. and A. Sluyter. 2010. Renegotiating Barbuda’s Commons: Recent Changes in Barbudan Open-Range Cattle Herding.Journal of Cultural Geography 27 (2): 129-150.
  • Potter, A. E.  2009.  Voodoo, Zombies, and Mermaids: U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Haiti in 2004. Geographical Review, 99 (2): 208-230.

Non-Peer Reviewed

Encyclopedia Contributions

  • Potter, AE. Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Caribbean Encyclopedia, edited by John Garrigus. Facts on File.
  • Potter, AE. Port-au-Prince. Caribbean Encyclopedia, edited by John Garrigus. Facts on File.