Jacque Chase

Jacque Chase


I grew up in California and became interested in learning Spanish at a young age. My fascination with Portuguese came later but is related to my dad’s love of Bossa Nova. I remember asking where Ipanema was. I studied abroad in Brazil while at UCLA. I received my M.A. in economics from a Brazilian university and did my dissertation research there as well. My areas of research and teaching are global development and land use planning with emphasis on rural-urban interface areas (California, Brazil, Portugal).


CV - Jacque Chase


Teaching Summary

  • Human Geography
  • Global Economic Geography
  • Latin American Studies (introduction and capstone)
  • Urban Geography
  • Research and Writing in Geography (our writing proficiency course)
  • Study abroad courses Florianópolis, Brazil and Heredia, Costa Rica (USAC)
  • Graduate course in land use planning, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Department of Geography


Research Summary

  • The labor of gated communities in Brazil
  • Hunting zone formation in Portugal
  • Planning and negotiation over land use in California foothills
  • Absentee ownership in foothill areas of California


Service Summary

  • Department Chair, 2006-2012
  • Founding member of the Geography and Planning Advisory Board
  • Member of the Butte County Planning Commission
  • Coordinator of the Global Development Studies general education pathway
  • Advance Placement reader for Human Geography
  • Coordinator for Latin American Studies major (spring 2016)
  • Reader for Fulbright applications, Southern Cone region and Brazil