Ph.D., Geography, University of Ilinois
M.S., Geography, University of Illinois
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Kansas
Emphasis: population geography, migration, residential mobility, poverty, rural development policy, immigration, mixed methodological approaches
Current research interests: migration patterns and behaviors of the rural poor, ethnographic approaches to population geography, geography of food insecurity, affordable housing and manufactured housing communities, environmental knowledge transfer in the exurbs.
• Foulkes, M. and Schafft, K. (2009) The impact of migration on poverty concentrations in the United States, 1995-2000. Rural Sociology.
• Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. (2008) Poverty catchments: migration, residential mobility, and population turnover in impoverished rural Illinois communities. Rural Sociology 73: 440-462.
• Foulkes, M, Hermsen, J. Raedeke, N. and Rikoon, S. (2008) Hunger Atlas of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security
• Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. (2008) Using alternative data sources to study rural migration: examples from Illinois. Population, Space and Place 14: 177-188.
• Foulkes, M. and Newbold, K.B. (2000) Migration propensities, patterns, and the role of human capital: comparing Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican interstate migration, 1985-90. The Professional Geographer 52: 133-145.