Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / Latin American/Latino Studies: Program Faculty

Vanessa Slinger-Friedman

Professor of Geography

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4046
Phone: 470-578-2068


Dr. Vanessa Slinger-Friedman is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University. Originally from Trinidad, Dr. Slinger-Friedman obtained her M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Florida. Her work has included a World Bank sponsored study in Mexico and El Salvador of Vetiver grass technology for soil erosion control, the use of an agroforestry system for Amazonian urban resettlement in Acre, Brazil, and the use of ecotourism on Dominica, W.I., for economic development and nature preservation. Dr. Slinger-Friedman has a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean and the SE United States, where she has researched ecotourism and the impact of Latino immigration respectively. Her other research interests include innovative pedagogy in geography and online teaching.

Latin American/Latino Studies Faculty