Katharyne Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor of Geography


Box 353550, University of Washington
Seattle, WA   98195
Tel. 206 543 1494


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Research and Publications

My research interests fall into several broad categories, including migration, education, and urban-political geography. I am interested in the philosophies and practices related to immigrant integration, and also in questions of hegemony, particularly the role of schools and other institutions in the formation of contemporary citizens. My prior work focused on transnational migration and urbanization, and these topics continue to interest me.


Mitchell, K. (2008). Practicing Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy, (editor), Oxford: Blackwell Publications.
Mitchell, K. (2004). Crossing the NeoLiberal Line: Pacific Rim Migration and the Metropolis, Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Mitchell, K., Marston, S., and Katz, C. (2004). Life’s Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction (editors), Oxford: Blackwell Publications.
Agnew, J., Mitchell, K., and Toal, G. (2003). A Companion to Political Geography, (editors), Oxford: Blackwell Publications.
M. Castells, L. Bornstein, K. Mitchell, R. Skinner and J. Stowsky, (1988). The State and Technology Policy: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative, Informatics Policy in Brazil, and Electronics Policy in China. Berkeley Round Table on the International Economy (BRIE), June.


Recent Articles:

Mitchell, K. and Elwood, S. (2013). Intergenerational Mapping and the Cultural Politics of Memory. Space and Polity 17, 2.
Mitchell, K. and Elwood, S. (2012). Mapping Children’s Politics: The Promise of Articulation and the Limits of Nonrepresentational Theory. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30, 5, online and in press.
Mitchell, K. and Elwood, S. (2012). Engaging Students through Mapping Local History. Journal of Geography. 111, 4, 148-157.
Mitchell, K. and Elwood, S. (2012). From Redlining to Benevolent Societies: The Political Power of Spatial Thinking. Theory and Research in Social Education 40, 134-163.
Elwood, S. and Mitchell, K. (2012). Children’s Politics: Mapping a New Public Sphere. Geografiska Annaler, Series B 94, 1, 1-15.
Mitchell, K. (2011). Bodies that Matter: A Response to Stuart Elden’s Terror and Territory. Dialogues in Human Geography 1, 2, 247-259.
Mitchell, K. (2011). Zero Tolerance, Imperialism, Dispossession, Acme, 10 (2): 293-312.
Mitchell, K. (2011). Marseille’s Not for Burning, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101 (2): 404-423.
Mitchell, K. (2010). Ungoverned Space: Global Security and the Geopolitics of Broken Windows, Political Geography 29(5): 289-297.
Mitchell, K. (2009). Pre-Black Futures, Antipode 41, S1, 239-261.
Mitchell, K. and Beckett, K. (2008). Securing the Global City: Crime, Consulting, Ratings and Risk, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 15, 1: 75-99.
Mitchell, K. and Parker, W. (2008). I Pledge Allegiance to… Flexible Citizenship and Shifting Scales of Belonging, Teacher’s College Record 110, 4: 775-804.
Mitchell, K. (2007). Geographies of Identity: The Intimate Cosmopolitan, Progress in Human Geography 31, 5: 706-720.
Mitchell, K. (2006). Liberating the City: Between New York and New Orleans, Urban Geography 27, 8: 722-728.
Mitchell, K. (2006). Neoliberal Governmentality in the European Union: Education, Training and Technologies of Citizenship, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 24, 3: 389-407.
Mitchell, K. (2006). What’s Left in Geography? Antipode 38, 2: 205-212.
Mitchell, K. (2006). Geographies of Identity: The New Exceptionalism, Progress in Human Geography 30, 1: 95-106.
Gokariksel, B. and Mitchell, K. (2005). Veiling, Secularism and the Neoliberal Subject: National Narratives and Supranational Desires in Turkey and France, Global Networks 5, 2: 147-165.
Mitchell, K. (2004). Geographies of Identity: Multiculturalism Unplugged, Progress in Human Geography 28, 5: 641-651.
Mitchell, K. (2003). Monuments, Memorials, and the Politics of Memory, Urban Geography 24, 5: 442-459.
Mitchell, K. (2003). Educating the National Citizen in Neoliberal Times: From the Multicultural Self to the Strategic Cosmopolitan, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 28, 4: 387-403.

Recent Book Chapters:

Mitchell, K. (2014). Difference. Sage Handbook of Human Geography.
Mitchell, K., with geography honors students (2011). Cultural geographies, in M. Brown and R. Morrill (eds.), Seattle: Geographies of Here and Beyond, University of Washington Press.
Mitchell, K. (2008). Becoming political, in K. Mitchell (ed.), Practicing Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 1-8.
Mitchell, K. (2008). Preface, in C. Jeffrey and J. Dyson (eds.), Telling Youth Stories. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, pp. 1-3.
Mitchell, K. (2008). Citizenship, Communism, Local-Global, Localization, Pacific Rim, Transnationalism, in R. Johnson et al (eds.), The Dictionary of Human Geography. Oxford: Blackwell.
Marston, S., and Mitchell, K., (2005). Citizens and the state: Contextualizing citizenship formation in space and time, in M. Low and C. Barnett (eds.), Spaces of Democracy. Sage Publications, pp. 124-144.
Mitchell, K., (2005). Hybridity, in D. Atkinson, P. Jackson and D. Sibley (eds.), Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary. London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 188-194.
Mitchell, K. (2004). Transnationalism in the margins: Hegemony and the shadow state, in P. Jackson (ed.), Transnational Spaces. New York: Routledge, pp. 122-146.
Mitchell, K., Marston, S., and Katz, C. (2004). Introduction: Life’s work, in Mitchell, K., Marston, S., and Katz, C., Life’s Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction, London: Blackwell, pp. 1-26.
Mitchell, K. (2004). The tradition of the end: Global capitalism and the contemporary spaces of apocalpyse, in N. AlSayyad (ed.), The End of Tradition? New York: Routledge, pp. 45-62.
Mitchell, K. (2003). Conflicting landscapes of dwelling and democracy in Canada, in S. Cairns (ed.), Building, Dwelling, Drifting: Architecture and Migrancy. New York: Routledge, pp. 142-163.
Agnew, J., Mitchell, K., and Toal, G. (2003). Introduction, in J. Agnew, K. Mitchell and G. Toal (eds.), A Companion to Political Geography, London: Blackwell, pp. 1-10.