Department of Geography :: University of Washington

Professor of Geography, Director University Honors

Danny_Vicky_Paulina_2016Director of the University Honors Program; Co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network (with Sarah Elwood); Past-President of the Association of American Geographers (AAG); Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award winner; former Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, and committed teacher. My work draws on critical poverty studies and feminist care ethics to collaborate in building alternative understandings of impoverishment and social alliances to address inequality.

Recent publications: Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood.  Encountering Poverty: Space, class and poverty politics.  Antipode 46(1) 2014.  Progress Handbook of Human Geography.  R. Lee (lead editor), Castree, N. Lawson, V.,Paasi, A., Philo, C., Roberts, S., Radcliffe, S., and Withers, C., (Eds.)  London:Sage.  2014. Victoria Lawson with the Middle Class Poverty Politics Research Group. De-centering Poverty Studies: middle class alliances and the social construction of poverty, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. 2010. Victoria Lawson, Lucy Jarosz and Anne Bonds. ‘Dumping grounds and unseen grounds: placing race, ethnicity and poverty in the American Northwest’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(3).


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