While serving as chair of the department, I regularly teach Geography 500 (Geographic Thought), Geography 553 (Topical Seminar for Graduate Students), and Geography 497 (Undergraduate Honors).
I have a broad set of intellectual interests and am enthusiastic about working with students across numerous areas of research. I particularly welcome applications from those who are interested in using critical theory to explore ‘real-world’ problems and issues, and who hope to both further theory and to make a positive difference for others through the process. Substantive areas of interest include migration, education, politics, and urbanization.
Patricia Lopez (PhD Student) Health Citizenship in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Chris Lizotte (PhD Student)
Emerging Spaces of Philanthropic Intervention in Education Reform
Léonie Newhouse (PhD 2012), Returning to the South: A Political Economy of Refugee Return Migration to Southern Sudan
Rowan ELLIS (PhD 2009) Civil Society, Savage City: Urban Governance and the Liberalizing State in Chennai, India. and (MA 2006) “Dravida Nadu for Dravidians”: Discourse on place and identity in early and mid-twentienth century Tamil Nadu
Patricia LOPEZ (MA 2009) An Historically Situated Case For Children’s Right To Health: The Birth of the Model Cities Clinic of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.
Mona ATIA (PhD 2008) Building a House in Heaven: Islamic Charity in Neoliberal Egypt.
Anneliese STEUBEN (MA 2007) Segregated pedagogies in an era of standardization: Stories of progressive teaching in the Seattle metropolitan area
Anne WIBERG-ROZAKLIS (MA 2005) The educational gaze: the public classroom and competing national discourses post-September 11th
Brian HAMMER (PhD 2005) New Urban Spaces for a Twenty-First Century China.
Charles TOVARES (PhD 2003) Race and the Production of Public Space.
Pervin Banu GOKARIKSEL (PhD 2003) Situated modernities: Geographies of identity, urban space and globalization.
Mary KAEHNY (MA 1999) Citizen representation in growth management: An evaluation of Seattle’s neighborhood planning process.
Catherine VENINGA (MA 1999) The Political Economy of New Urban Space: A Case Study of Northwest Landing.
Douglas Grant MERCER (PhD 1999) The Nature of Fairness: What the Biggest Cleanup Effort in History Has to Say About the Culture of American Environmental Management.
Margaret HAWLEY (MA 1998) Would you like rice with that? Globalization, cultural hierarchies and Filipina American food service workers.
Monica Weiler VARSANYI (MA 1996) Proposition 187: Xenophobia, the feminized immigrant, and public spaces of reproduction in a transnational era.