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Brett Chloupek



1343 Garrett-Strong


660.562.1055 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2013

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Geography; University of Kansas
  • M.S. Geography, Certificate in GIS; Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Geography, Computer Information Systems; University of Nebraska-Kearney

Courses Taught

  • Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • Geopolitics
  • Geographies of Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • Maps and Spatial Reasoning
  • Web Mapping (Cartography)

Academic Interests

  • Cultural, Political, Historical Geography
  • Toponymy, Geographic Information Systems
  • The Visegrád Four (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary)

Scholarly Activity

Recent Publications

  • Chloupek, Brett R. 2019. Public memory and political street names in Kosice, Slovakia’s multi-ethnic second city. The Journal of Historical Geography,  35 (2).
  • Chloupek, Brett. R. 2019. Post-communist city text in Košice, Slovakia as a liminal landscape.  Miscellanea Geographica: History and space: challenges, methods, applications, 23 (2).  (Special thematic issue celebrating 100th anniversary of Geography at the University of Warsaw, Poland.)
  • Chloupek, Brett R. 2019. Chapter: Refugees.  In: D. Jerome ed. Examining war and conflict around the world.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (in print December 2019).
  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2018.  A GIS approach to cultural and historical toponymic research in Nebraska.  Journal of Cultural Geography, 35 (2).

Recent Conference Papers

  • Chloupek, Brett R.   Geographies of Opera in Communist Slovakia.  Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Regional Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.  October 5-6.
  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2018.  Historical and spatial patterns in Eastern European street names.  17th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Warsaw, Poland.  July 16. (Invited session:  Old and historical maps as a tool: challenges for mind, development of form.)
  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2018.  Chernobyl as a prototype for geopolitical ecotourism.  Plains Safaris: A conference on tourism and conservation in the Great Plains.  University of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies, April 19, 2018.

Student Group Advisement

  • Nepalese Student Association, Faculty Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, Missouri Board on Geographic Names (MOBGN)
  • Fellow, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) – University of Kansas (current)
  • Associate Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (current)
  • Boren Fellowship, Dissertation Research Abroad in Slovakia, 2009-2010