Tiffany GrobelskiFaculty

I am originally from the Chicago area.  Before coming to Gustavus, I worked for two years on the front lines of humanitarian legal rights’ implementation, as an asylum officer for the United States Department of Homeland Security.  I was based in the vibrant city of New Orleans.  I interviewed migrants from 49 different countries and adjudicated hundreds of cases.

Besides non-adversarial interviewing and asylum law, I am trained in human geography, socio-legal studies, and conflict management and mediation.  The overarching goal of my scholarship and teaching here at Gustavus is to build bridges between the fields of Energy Geography and Peace Studies. 

Recommended links:

[New as of Summer 2022] Energy Geography Library Research Guide

American Association of Geographers

Energy and Environment Specialty Group (EESG) of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Energy Geographies Research Group (EnGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (UK)

Law and Society Association

Legal Geographies Specialty Group

Peace and Justice Studies Association


KEXP (Seattle, WA)

KBCS (Bellevue, WA)

KRCL (North Utah)

WMOT (Middle Tennessee)

WWOZ (New Orleans)

KMSU (Mankato, MN)

KCMP (St. Paul, MN)

KFAI (Minneapolis, MN)


Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington; M.A., Geography, University of Washington; B.A. Environmental Sciences, Northwestern University

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
GEG-102 World Geography 13 2024/SP, 2023/SP, 2022/FA, 2022/SP, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, and 2020/FA
GEG-229 Energy Geography 5 2023/FA, 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2020/FA, and 2019/FA
GEG-238 Global Migration 4 2023/SP, 2022/SP, 2021/SP, and 2020/SP
GEG-101 Human Geography 4 2020/SP and 2019/FA
GEG-244 ST:Climate Justice 3 2023/JN, 2022/JN, and 2021/JN
PCS-211 Introduction to Peace Studies 2 2023/FA and 2022/FA
GEG-298 Chal Sem: Global Migration 1 2024/SP
GEG-228 Environmental Justice 1 2020/JN