Becky Buller

Becky Buller

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Title Geographer
Address 101 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0961
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail rbuller2@unl.edu
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email: rbuller2@unl.edu

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Dr. Rebecca A. Buller currently serves, among other things, as a lecturer for the Geography program, instructor for the Center for Great Plains Studies, and book review editor for the academic journals Great Plains Quarterly and Great Plains Research. Her latest research inspired the creation of the new course "Human Trafficking in Nebraska and the Great Plains" (GEOG/GPSP/HIST 400). During Fall semesters, she teaches Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 140) and Elements of Physical Geography (GEOG 155). During Spring semesters she teaches Elements of Physical Geography, Geography of Nebraska (GEOG 370), and online Women of the Great Plains (GPSP 377, GEOG 377, WMNS 377). In her free time, Dr. Buller enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and children.

 Becky Buller

Positions

  • Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Geography Honorary Society (Alpha Phi Chapter) Adviser
  • Geography Program Undergraduate Advisor
  • Book Review Editor, Great Plains Quarterly
  • Book Review Editor, Great Plains Research
  • Center for Great Plains Studies Fellow and Instructor
  • Center for Great Plains Studies Graduate Fellow Mentor
  • Geography Lecturer
  • Geography Program ACE Coordinator
  • Geography Student Organization (GSO) Advisor

Offices

  • Center for Great Plains Studies office on City Campus- 503 Hewit Place
  • Geography office on City Campus- 830 Oldfather
  • Geography office on East Campus- 305 Hardin

Main Address

Geography
305 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0962

Dissertation

Intersections of Place, Time, and Entertainment in Rural Nebraska in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries available at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/geographythesis/3/

Selected Publications

Buller, Rebecca A. Review of Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women's Geographical Education, by Judith A. Tyner. Historical Geography, forthcoming.
Buller, Rebecca A. Review of Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton, by Frank H. Goodyear Jr., Charles R. Preston, and Dan Flores. Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal Autumn (2015): 33-34.
Buller, Rebecca A. Review of The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century, by R. Douglas Hurt. Montana: The Magazine of Western History 62, no. 4 (2012).
Buller, Rebecca A. Review of Women on the North American Plains, edited by Renee M. Laegreid and Sandra K. Mathews. Great Plains Quarterly 32, no. 3 (2012): 236-237.
Buller, Rebecca A. “Intersections of Place, Time, and Entertainment in Nebraska’s Hidden Paradise.” Nebraska History 92, no. 2 (2011): 82-95.
Buller, Rebecca A. “Life and Landscapes in the Post-Office Communities of Holt County, Nebraska.” Great Plains Quarterly 28, no. 2 (2008): 135-151.
Intersections of Place, Time, and Entertainment in Rural Nebraska in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries (PhD Dissertation)   On-Line

 

Selected Presentations

Human Trafficking in Nebraska: What We Know Thus Far
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 10/1/2015
  • Full Citation: "Human Trafficking in Nebraska: What We Know Thus Far." Annual Meeting of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers, Kearney, Nebraska, October 2015
Human Trafficking Topics in Geography Classes.
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 10/1/2015
  • Full Citation: "Human Trafficking Topics in Geography Classes." Part of panel "Classes on Human Trafficking in Higher Education" International Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 2015.
'Change Comes Slowly:' Rewards and Challenges of Preliminary Research and Teaching on Domestic Human Trafficking
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 4/1/2015
  • Full Citation: "'Change Comes Slowly:' Rewards and Challenges of Preliminary Research and Teaching on Domestic Human Trafficking." National Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, April 2015.
Geographic Perspectives of Human Trafficking in the American Great Plains.
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 12/1/2014
  • Full Citation: "Geographic Perspectives of Human Trafficking in the American Great Plains." School of Natural Resources (SNR) Graduate Program in Geography Seminar, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 2014.
Nebraska Gender Geodemographics: Residential Patterns of Young Adults, 1930 to 2010
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 4/1/2014
  • Full Citation: "Nebraska Gender Geodemographics: Residential Patterns of Young Adults, 1930 - 2010." Rob Shepard, J. Clark Archer, and R. Buller. National Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, April 2014.
Human Trafficking in Nebraska and the Great Plains: A Call for Research
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 10/1/2013
  • Full Citation: "Human Trafficking in Nebraska and the Great Plains: A Call for Research." Annual Meeting of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers, Omaha, Nebraska, October 2013.
Interpreting Gendered Identity through Place-Based Entertainment
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 4/1/2013
  • Full Citation: "Interpreting Gendered Identity through Place-Based Entertainment." National Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, April 2013.

Educational Background

  • PhD - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geography (2009)

Awards

  • 2015 – Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students awarded by UNL Parents Association 
  • 2014 – Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students awarded by UNL Parents Association 
  • 2012 – Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students awarded by UNL Parents Association 
  • 2011 – Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students awarded by UNL Parents Association 
  • 2010 – Hewes Award awarded by Geography Program at UNL 
  • 2009 – Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Honorable Mention awarded by UNL Graduate Studies 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Geography and Spatial Science

Affiliations (index)

Professional Organizations

Other Areas of Interest

Cultural Geography, Geographic Education, Great Plains' Women's History and Populations, Historical Geography and Historical Geography of the Great Plains, Human Trafficking/Social Justice, Humanistic Geography, Place Attachment, Qualitative Methods, Recreation and Tourism, Rural Geography, Sense of Place

SNR Areas of Expertise

Keyword Expert Level

10 - Top Expert
1 - Mild Interest

Human Geography

6

Population Dynamics, Distribution

6

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Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Geography

Bachelor of Arts in
  • Geography

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
GEOG 155 Elements of Physical Geography X n/a
GEOG 155 Elements of Physical Geography X X X X n/a
GEOG 370 Geography of Nebraska X n/a
GEOG 377 Women of the Great Plains X X X X GEOG/GPSP/WMNS 377
GEOG 400 Seminar in Great Plains Studies: Human Trafficking-Great Plains GEOG/GPSP/HIST 400/800