Profile and Activities

Current Appointments and Affiliations

    Chair, Department of Geography, University of Washington, 2008-
    Professor, Department of Geography, University of Washington, 2004-
    Adjunct Faculty:Department of Women Studies, University of Washington 1993-

Previous Appointments

    Simpson Professor in the Public Humanities, University of Washington 2004-2007.
    Director of the Reclaiming Childhood Project: http://www.reclaimingchildhood.org
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Washington 1998-2004.
    Visiting Professor, St. Catherine’s College and Hertford College, Oxford, 2000-2001.
    Director of Canadian Studies program, University of Washington 1998-1999.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, U.W. 1993-1998.
    Faculty Lecturer, Department of English, Tunghai University, Taiwan, 1983-1985.

Education

    Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University of California at Berkeley, 1993.
    Master of Arts in Geography, University of California at Berkeley, 1989.
    Bachelor of Arts in Art and Archaeology cum laude, Princeton University, 1983.

Awards

    Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship, Singapore, 2011.
    Whiteley Center Fellowship at Friday Harbor Labs, 2003, 2011, 2012.
    Simpson Professorship in the Public Humanities, 2004-2007.
    Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Fellowship at Stanford University, awarded January, 2002. (Declined)
    Visiting Professorship, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, 2000-2001.
    Visiting Professorship, Hertford College, Oxford, 2000-2001.

Grants

    Principal Investigator, Spencer Foundation, 2009-2013, with Sarah Elwood: “Mapping Youth Journeys: From Place-Based Learning to Active Citizenship.”
    Principal Investigator, National Geographic Education Foundation, 2009-2010, with Sarah Elwood: “Mapping Youth Journeys.”
    Co-PI, Walter C. Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2006-2007, with Katherine Beckett: “Discourses of Banishment, States of Exception and Spaces of Exclusion.”
    Principal Investigator, Walter C. Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2004-2007: “Reclaiming Childhood.”
    Principal Investigator, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2003-2004: “Muslims into Frenchmen? Education, Citizenship and Security under the EU.”
    Principal Investigator, Curriculum Transformation Project, 2003-2004, with Kathie Friedman: “Migration/Identity: Teaching and Learning about Citizenship.”
    Principal Investigator, Walter C. Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2002-2003, with Walter Parker: “Citizenship Formation and Historical Memory in the Wake of 9/11.”
    Principal Investigator, Spencer Foundation, 2000-2001: “Transnationalism and the Challenges to Universalist Public Education: The Case of Muslim Schools in Britain.”
    Principal Investigator, Canadian Embassy Program Enhancement Grant, 2000-2001. Funding for the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington.

Professional Service

    Urban Geography Specialty Group President, 2004-2006.
    Urban Geography Specialty Group Vice-President, 2002-2004.
    Urban Geography Specialty Group Board Member, American Association of Geographers, 2000-2002; 1995-1997.
    Book Reviews Editor, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 1998-2003.
    Social Science Research Council, Committee on Transnational Migration, 2000.
    Associate Editor, Global Networks, 1999-
    Editorial Board, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2004-2006.
    Editorial Board, Ecumene, renamed Cultural Geographies, 1999-
    Editorial Board, Antipode, 1999-
    Editorial Board, Environment and Planning A, 1998—
    Editorial Board, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 1998-2006.
    Editorial Board, Urban Geography, 2006-