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Assistant Professor, Geography
Department of Geography and the Environment,
305 E. 23rd Street • CLA 3.414 • A3100 • Austin, Tx 78712
cvfaria[at]austin[dot]texas[dot]edu

FariaCV(Jan2018)

 

appointments

2014 – Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin

2010 – 2014 Assistant Professor. Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

2009 – 2010 Visiting Instructor. Department of Geography, Dartmouth College

education

PhD. Geography. University of Washington, Seattle (Sept 2009)
Dissertation: Imagining a ‘New Sudan’: The Diasporic Politics of Body and Nation (Chair: Lucy Jarosz)

Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. Department of Women’s Studies, University of         Washington, Seattle, Washington (2006)

Graduate Certificate in International Health. Department of Public Health and                       Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2006)

MA. Geography. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2004)
Thesis: ‘Gendering ‘Choice’: exploring the Discourses of Prevention in a Ghanaian                    Epidemic (Chair: Lucy Jarosz)

BA. Geography. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. 1st class honors (2002)
Minor: Critical Development Studies

areas of specialization

Feminist Political & Cultural Geography; Transnational Feminist Theory; Critical Development & Postcolonial Geographies; Feminist & Critical Race Theory & Methodologies

teaching interests

Feminist Geographies; Critical Development Geographies; African Geographies; Cultural geography; Geographies of Food; Geographies of Health; Faith and Feminism; Qualitative Methods; Feminist Methodologies; Globalization

publications

(*Graduate and **undergraduate student co-authors)

Falola, B.* and Faria, C. (2018) Terrains of Trauma: A Children’s Geography of Urban Disinvestment. Human Geography: A New Radical Journal (forthcoming).

Mollet, S. & Faria, C. (2018). The Spatialities of Intersectional Thinking. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography (forthcoming)

Faria, C. (2017). Unsettling the Sediments of Violence. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(4), 584-588.

Faria, C. (2017). Towards a Countertopography of Intimate War: Contouring Violence and Resistance in a South Sudanese Diaspora. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 24(4), 575-593. [available here]

Faria, C. & Mollett, S. (2016). Critical Feminist Reflexivity and the Politics of Whiteness in the ‘Field’. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 23(1), 79-93. [available here]

Faria, C. (2014). ‘I Want My Children to Know Sudan’: Narrating the Long Distance Intimacies of Diasporic Politics. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 104(5), 1052-1067. [available here]

Faria, C. (2013). Styling the Nation: Fear and Desire in the South Sudanese Beauty Trade. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 39(2), 318-330. [available here]

Mollett, S. & Faria, C. (2013). Messing with Gender in Feminist Political Ecology. Geoforum 45, 116-125. [available here]

Faria, C. & Good, R. eds (2012). The Importance of Everyday Encounters: Young Scholars Reflect on Fieldwork in Africa. African Geographical Review 31(1), 63-66. [available here]

Faria, C. (2012). Staging a New South Sudan in the US: Men, Masculinities and Nationalist Performance in a Diasporic Beauty Pageant. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 20(1), 87-106. [available here]

Faria, C. (2010). Gendering War and Peace: The Elision and Emergence of Women. Association of Concerned African Scholars 86. [available here]

Erickson, J. & Faria, C. (2010). ‘We Want Empowerment for Our Women’: Transnational Feminism, Neoliberal Citizenship, and the Gendering of Women’s Political Subjectivity in Post-Conflict South Sudan. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 36(3), 627-652. [available here]

Faria C. (2010). Contesting Miss South Sudan: Gender and Nation Building in Diasporic Discourse. The International Feminist Journal of Politics 2(2), 222-243. DOI: 10.1080/14616741003665268. [available here]

Faria, C. (2008). Privileging Prevention, Gendering Responsibility: An Analysis of the Ghanaian Campaign against AIDS. Social and Cultural Geography 9(1), 41-70. [available here]

Sparke, M., Brown, L., Corva, D., Faria, C., Rule, H., Sparks, T., & Varg, K. (2005). The World Social Forum and Lessons for Economic Geography. Economic Geography 81(4), 359-380. [available here]

Book Chapters

Mollett, S. & Faria, C. 2017. “Messing with Gender in Feminist Political Ecology.” Reprinted in Jönsson, E. & Andersson, E. (eds.) 2017. Politisk ekologi: om makt och miljöer. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Book Reviews

Faria, C. (2017) Mandisi, M. (2017). Uncommodified Blackness: the African Male Experience in Australia and New Zealand. African Geographical Review, pp1-2 (ahead of print)

Faria, C. (2015) Spronk, R. (2012). Ambiguous Pleasures: Sexuality and Middle Class Self-Perceptions In Nairobi, New York & Oxford, Berghahn Books. Culture, Health and Sexuality 17(1), 132-134. [available here]

Faria, C. (2013). Davis, K and M, Evans eds. (2011). Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism as Travelling Theory Ashgate Press. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 20(5), 690-691. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2013.815999. [available here]

Other Non-Peer Reviewed Writing

Falola, B. & Faria, C. (2017) “A Better Place to Build a Wall” The Texas Tribune, TribTalk (April) [available here]

Faria, C. (2017) “A Creek, A Murder and a Feminist Eye on the Geographies of Violence” Ms Magazine Online Blog (January) [available here]

Faria, C., Hall, W., Oswaha, A., Scott, D,. & Wardwell, S. (2016) “Supporting South Sudanese Diasporic Nation-Building: Key Opportunities and Challenges” Humanity United. 41 pages

Faria, C., Mursale, L., Riziq, L. (2011) “Mapping Women’s Civil Society: Western Equatoria, Western Bahr El Ghazal, Central Equatoria” South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network (SSWEN) 3 reports, total 27 pages.

Faria, C. (2008) “Weaving Together, Strategizing for a Just and Sustainable Peace: The Critical Role of Sudanese women” South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network (SSWEN) 15 pages.

Faria, C. and Oswaha, A. (2007) “Sudan: People” and “Sudan: Traditions and Etiquette” World Geography. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

grants awarded

(**Undergraduate co-awardees)

2019     Faria, C. College Research Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. (Teaching release, spring)

2018     El-Fil, Z.** and Faria, C. Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Scholarship, College   of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Total funding awarded: $1300

2017     Elledge, A.**. and Faria, C. Rapoport-King thesis scholarship: undergraduate mentorship, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Total funding awarded: $3000.

2017     Elledge, A.** and Faria, C. Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Scholarship,  College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Total funding awarded: $1300

2015     Whitesell, D.** and Faria, C. Undergraduate Research Apprentice, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Total funding awarded: $1300

2015     Whitesell, D.**. and Faria, C. Rapoport-King thesis scholarship: undergraduate    mentorship, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Total funding awarded: $2000.

2015     Faria, C. Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Core Faculty Research Fellowship. Total funding awarded: $5000.

2015-18

Faria, C. (PI) “Globalization and the Fashioning of a Continent: Interrogating Emergent East African-Gulf Commodity Networks.” National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences research grant #1461686. Total funding awarded: $203,190.

2014    Faria, C. Summer Research Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin.

2014    Faria, C., Oswaha, A. (co-PI) “Supporting South Sudanese Diasporic Nation-Building:  Key Opportunities and Challenges.” Humanity United. Total funding awarded: $6000.

2013    Faria, C. “Broad Research Grant.” School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University. Total funding awarded: $1000.

2012    Faria, C. “Junior Faculty Research Stipend.” College of Arts and Sciences, Florida  International University. Total funding awarded: $6900.

2011    Faria, C. & Riziq, L. (co-PI) “Women’s Civil Society in South Sudan.” UN Mission in Sudan (UNMiS) Gender Unit, South Sudan. 2011. Total funding awarded: in kind flights to three states of South Sudan for three project members.

2011    Faria, C. & Riziq, L. (co-PI) “Women’s Civil Society in South Sudan.” Humanity   United. Total funding awarded: $7700.

2010      Faria, C.  & Fluri, J. (co-PI). “Community based learning with refugee communities in    Manchester, NH.” Tucker Foundation, Dartmouth College. Total funding awarded: $1500.

2008      Faria, C. & Riziq, L. (co-PI) “Weaving together a women’s movement: the 2008 South   Sudan Women’s Empowerment Conference.” Mama Cash. Total funding awarded: Euros. 5000

2008      Faria, C. & Riziq, L. (co-PI) “Weaving together a women’s movement: the 2008 South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Conference.” Humanity United. Total funding awarded: $50,000.

2008      Faria, C. & Riziq, L. (co-PI) “Weaving together a women’s movement: the 2008 South  Sudan Women’s Empowerment Conference.” Bridgeway Foundation. Total funding awarded: $35,000.

2008      Faria, C. & Riziq, L. (co-PI) “Weaving together a women’s movement: the 2008 South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Conference.” Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS). Total funding awarded: $2500.

2000      Faria, C. “Undergraduate dissertation research bursary.” University of Leeds. Total funding awarded: $3000.

academic and teaching awards

2017       Professor of the Semester, UT Senate of College Councils, Fall.

2017       The Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching, Annual award across the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural Sciences.

2017       Visiting Resource Professor Program, awarded to host Dr Sharlene Mollett (spring 2018). Co-application with Dr Carlos Ramos and Dr Rebecca Torres.

2017-18 The Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship Program.

2016-17 The Ford Public Voices OpEd Project Fellowship.

2014       Visiting Geographical Scientist, American Association of Geographers. (- present)

2013       Junior Faculty Mentor Grant, Office for Sponsored Research, Florida International University. ($2000 for mentor.)

2013       Travel grant: International Geographical Union, National Science Foundation- American Association of Geographers.

2013       Annual Photography Competition, Honorable Mention, American Association of Geographers.

2012       Course Development Grant, Writing Across the Curriculum, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University.

2008       The University of Washington Graduate School Medal ($10,000), The University of Washington.

2008       Annual Research Paper Award, Geographic Perspectives on Women, American Association of Geographers.

2008       Annual Research Paper Award, Africa Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.

2007       Graduate Student Scholarship for New Research, Honorable Mention, Antipode.

2007       Dissertation Research Grant, Cultural Geography Specialty Group, American Association of geographers.

2007       Howard Martin Travel Grant, Department of Geography, University of Washington.

2006       UW Alumni Association Class of 2006 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Nomination. University of Washington.

2006       Acknowledgment for Teaching, Winter Quarter, Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington.

2006       Howard Martin Travel Grant, Department of Geography, University of Washington.

2005       Teaching award, Department of Geography, University of Washington.

2005       Annual Research Paper Award, Sexuality and Space Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.

2005       UW Alumni Association Class of 2005 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Nomination. University of Washington.

2005       Travel Grant, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG).

2005       Public Humanities Fellow, Walter Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of   Washington.

2004       Teaching award, Department of Geography, University of Washington.

2004       Outstanding MA Thesis, Edward L. Ullman Award, Department of Geography, University of Washington.

2004       University-wide Annual Excellence in Teaching Award, Nomination, University of Washington.

2003       Lindenburgh Mobility Travel Grant, University of Washington [with Sparke, M., Brown, E., Corva, D. Day, H. Faria, C. Sparks, T.].

2001       Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. Department of Geography, University of Leeds, UK.

2001       Fowler prize for the best overall finalist student in the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK.

2001       The Ede and Ravenscroft Literary Prize, University of Leeds, UK.

conference participation/ invited talks

2017. Paper Session: The Urban Intimacies of Dubai’s Hair Trade; Discussant: Panel on Contested Commodities: Windows into Globalizing Political-Economic Processes of Valuation; Panel Participant. Author Meets Critics: Jennifer Fluri’s Carpetbaggers of Kabul, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Boston, MA (April)

2017. Keynote Speaker: “It’s my day…and I want it big!”: Neoliberal globalization and the rise and rise of an East African Wedding Industry, Department of Geography Graduate Research Symposium, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (March)

2017. Keynote Workshop Presentation: Transcultural Bodies: Geographies of Embodiment, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (March)

2017. Invited Speaker. MA lecture series, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland The (Trans)Politics of Emotion (March).

2016. Keynote Speaker: Showcasing African Brides and Undergraduate Research: A Study of the Wedding Industry in Kampala, Uganda, Midwestern Undergraduate Research Symposium, Macalester College, Minnesota, MN (April).

2016. Paper Session: Glittering Gowns and Globalization: A Study of the ‘White’ Wedding Industry in Uganda (co- author Whitesell, D.), International Geographical Union, International Conference on Feminist Geographies and Intersectionality: Places, Identities, Knowledges, Barcelona, Spain (July)

2015. Paper Session: A Darling of the Beauty Trade: Lebanese Entrepreneurs, Synthetic Hair, and the Restyling of East African women, Critical Ethnic Studies Association, Toronto, Canada (May)

2015. Panel Session: A Darling of the Beauty Trade: Lebanese Entrepreneurs, Synthetic Hair, and the Restyling of East African women, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (April)

2014. Panel Participant, Powerful Objects: Theory Making Through Objects, Bodies, Feelings? Organized by Oona Morrow, Leslie Kern, and Roberta Hawkins. Critical Geography Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (October)

2014. Invited Speaker. UT Austin Undergraduate Geography Club Importing Beauty, Fashioning a Nation: The Global Intimacies of an East African Hair Trade (September)

2013. Paper Session: Beauty and the Global Intimate: Traveling cosmopolitanisms and embodied transnationalisms in the East African hair trade ASWAD meetings, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (November)

2013. Paper Session: Beauty and the Global Intimate: Traveling cosmopolitanisms and embodied transnationalisms in the East African hair trade IGU meetings, Kyoto, Japan (August).

2013. Paper Session: Fear and Desire in the South Sudanese Beauty Trade IGU gender and geography pre-conference, Nara, Japan (August)

2013. Paper session: “I want my children to know Sudan”: Long distance nationalisms and the politics of home, Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA (March)

2012. Discussant for Dr. O. Okezi: Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Health and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945, Africa and African Diaspora Studies Works-in-Progress Series, FIU (October).

2012. Panel Session: Navigating a Nationalist Feminism?: Insights from the new South Sudan, African Studies Association meetings, Philadelphia, PA (December).

2012. Panel session (co-organized with Ulrich Oslender): “Women Oy-yee!”: Occupying Constitutional Space for Gender Equity in the new South Sudan” on the panel: Occupy what, and for whom?: Examining liberatory and oppressive geographies of occupation. Annual Critical Geography Conference, UNC, North Carolina (November).

2012. Keynote Speaker: Styling a Nation: Fear and Desire in the South Sudanese Beauty Trade, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI (April).

2012. Paper Session: Fear and Desire in the South Sudanese Beauty Trade; Discussant: New Geographies of African Development; Panelist: Doing Feminist Geography after the Postcolonial Turn, Association of American Geographers annual meetings, New York, NY (February).

2011. Discussant: Panel on Gender and Sexuality in Performance, 11th Annual Women, Gender and Sexuality Student Conference, Florida International University (November).

2011. Discussant for Dr A. Queeley: “Todos somos Iguales…pero todos no somos Iguales”: Contradictory Narratives, Narrating Contradiction in Contemporary Cuba, Africa and African Diaspora Studies Works-in-Progress Series, FIU (November).

2011. Invited speaker: Styling the Nation: Beauty Salons and the Politics of Hair in South Sudan, Center for African Studies, University of Florida (October).

2011. Paper Session:  We Want Empowerment for Our Women: Gendered Activism among Southern Sudanese Women in the Post-CPA and Referendum Period, Sudan Studies Association Meetings, Ohio State University (May)

2011. Discussant for Dr R. Neumann: Churchill and Roosevelt in Africa: Writing and Performing Landscapes of Race, Nature, and Nation, Africa and African Diaspora Studies Works-in-Progress Series, FIU (April).

2011. Paper Presentation, Launching the Movement online. Africa and African Diaspora Studies Works in Progress Series (January).

2010. Discussant: Migration and transnationalism, 10th Annual Women, Gender and Sexuality Student Conference, Florida International University (November).

2010. Paper Session: Launching the Movement on-line: cyber solidarity and surveillance in South Sudanese diasporic medias, Association of African Studies (ASA). Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA (November).

2010. Paper Session: Launching the Movement on-line: cyber solidarity and surveillance in South Sudanese diasporic medias, Association of American Geographers (AAG). Annual Conference, WAshington D.C, USA (April).

2010. Panel Session (co-organized with Ryan Good): Fieldwork in an African Setting, Association of American Geographers (AAG). Annual Conference, Washington D.C, USA (April).

2010. Panel Session (organizer): On faith, place and feminism, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Washington D.C, USA (April)

2009. Paper Session: “Women Waa-ye”!: Unity and difference in Southern Sudanese feminism, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (April)

2009. Attendance: Political Geography Pre-Conference, Association of American Geographers (AAG). Annual Pre-Conference, Las Vegas, USA (April).

2008. Paper Session: Nation Building for a new South Sudan: Women’s Activism from the Diaspora African Studies Association (ASA). Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA (November).

2008. Critical Geopolitics Conference, University of Durham, UK (September).

2008. Paper Session: Contesting Miss South Sudan: Gender and nation building in diasporic discourse. Intersections: Feminist and Queer Geographies, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Leeds, UK (July).

2008. Political Geography/ Development Geography AAG pre-conference, Worcester, USA (April).

2008. Paper session: Contesting Miss South Sudan: Gender and nation building in diasporic discourse. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Boston, USA (April).

2007. Presentation: Key challenges facing Women in the rural New Sudan. South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network (SSWEN) Leadership Training Ceremony, Baltimore, MD, USA (July).

2007. SSWEN Leadership Training: A review. South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network (SSWEN) Leadership Training Sessions, Washington D.C, USA (July).

2007. Panel Session, chair: Globalization and Health; Paper Session: Gendering the New Sudan: Diasporic Politics of Body and Nation. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA (April).

2007. World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya (January).

2006. Refugee and Immigration Conference, Chicago, IL (October).

2006. Cascadia Critical Geography Mini-conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (October).

2006. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Eugene, Oregon (September).

2006. Intimate Partner Violence and Sudanese Refugee Women: Directions for Future Research. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA (March).

2005. Critical Development Geographies and Intimate Partner Violence amongst Refugee Communities: Researching the Global South in the Global North. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (October).

2005. Gendering National Responsibility in the Fight against HIV’. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA (April).

2003. World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil (January).

advising

Dissertation Committees

In Progress
Christina Bazzaroni, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Geography), 2012-present. “Sex party politics of transformation on a transnational scale”. Florida International University. (Co-chair, anticipated defense Fall 2017).

Defne Sarsilmaz, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Geography), 2013- present. “I am a Woman and I will Speak for Freedom”: Embodiments of Minority Islam, Arabness, and Nationalism in Antakya.” Florida International University. (Co-chair).

(Co-chair). Kimiko Tanita, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Anthropology), 2013-present. “Commodified Bodies and Embodied Consumerism: Medical Tourism, Asian Eyes, and the Allure of Cosmopolitan Whiteness.” Florida International University. (Member).

Defended
2016
Elisabeth Militz, PhD in Geography. “Affective Nationalism in Azerbaijan.” University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. (External reviewer).

Naya Jones, PhD in Geography. “Eating While Young and Black: Food, Foodways, and Gentrification in Austin, Texas.” University of Texas at Austin. (Member).

Bisola Falola, PhD in Geography. “Imagining Adulthood from the CC Terraces.” University of Texas at Austin. (Member).

Oceane Roberts, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Sociology). “Negotiating Globalization from Below: Social Entrepreneurship, Neoliberalism, and the Making of the New South African Subject.” Florida International University. (Member 2013-2014.)

2015
Alessandra Rosa, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Sociology). “Resistance Performances: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance and Contention in the 2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico Student Movement.” Florida International University. (Member). Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Lynn University, Florida.

Mamyrah Prosper, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Anthropology). “”New” Haitian Social Movements: Solidarity Economies, (Trans)local Nationalisms, and Alternative Modernities.” Florida International University. (Member). Placement: Postdoctoral positions at North Carolina State University and City University New York.

Parvaneh Julian, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Sociology), Florida International University. (Member 2011-2014)

Elisa Melendez, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Sociology), Florida International University. (Member 2011-2014).

Nadia Riazati, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Anthropology), Florida International University. 2011-2014. (Member 2011-2014).

2014
Julia Meszaros, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Sociology). “Racialized Sexualities within the Romance Tour Industry: The Influence of Affect and Emotion upon Transnational Hierarchies of Desire.” Florida International University. (Member). Placement: Postdoctoral position at University of South Florida, Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Latoya Eaves, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Geography). “Spatial Articulations of Race, Desire & Belonging in Western North Carolina.” Florida International University. (Member). Placement Assistant Professor (tenure track), Middle Tennessee State University.

Nicole Perez, PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Concentration: Sociology). “Sizing Up Miami: A Multilevel Analysis of the Discourses and Politics of Obesity.” Florida International University. (Member).

2013
Angela Gapa, PhD in International Relations. “Escaping the Resource Curse: The Sources of Institutional Quality in Botswana.” Florida International University. (Member). Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), California State, Chico.

Masters Committees

In Progress
Madyson Crawford, MA in Women’s and Gender Studies. University of Texas at Austin. “You Wanna Get Well: Black Women’s Healing Spaces.” (Chair).

Paul Flynn, PhD in Geography, 2016-present. University of Texas at Austin. “Mapping the Denial of Space: Latinos and United States Immigration Law.” (Member).

Devin Oliver, Urban Planning, 2016-present. “Black LGBT youth, violence, and insurgent place- making in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” University of Texas at Austin. (Member).

Dominica Whitesell, MA in Geography, 2016-present. University of Texas at Austin. “Dressing Down the Definition of Scale: Politics, Place, and Power in the Used Clothing Industry.” (Chair).

Defended
2016
Margaret Bridges, Art Education. “Digging Holes: Milwaukee Youth’s Response to Socially and Politically Driven Theatre.” University of Texas at Austin. (Member).

2012
Jameel Barnes, Africa and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University. “The Public Sphere Considers Clinton’s Dilemma: An analysis of the debates around sanctions on Nigeria during 1995 and 1996.” (Chair).

Fiacre Bienvenu, International Relations and Africa and African Diaspora Studies, “Un-producing Good Governance? Understanding the Uncomfortable Middle Reality of a Post-Ethnic Civil Society and Potentialities of Good Governance in Rwanda.” Florida International University. (Member).

Undergraduate Theses 

In Progress
James Bauder, Urban studies capstone thesis. 2016-2017. University of Texas at Austin. (Supervisor).

Jamie de la Rosa, Urban studies capstone thesis. 2016-2017. University of Texas at Austin. (Supervisor).

Defended
2016
Dominica Whitesell, Geography and Humanities. University of Texas at Austin. “Ugandan Women Like More Sparkle”: Complicating African Globalization through an Emerging Bridal Industry.” (Supervisor).

2015
James Stratton, International Relations and Global Studies. University of Texas at Austin. “The Square Tells the Truth: Identity and Economy in Egyptian and Emirati Experiences of the Arab Spring.” (2nd reader).

2010
Yacoba Annobil, Geography. Grounded Identities: Defining Home and Belonging in Odumase- Krobo, Ghana.” Dartmouth College. (Co-chair).

teaching

2015, 2017. Feminist Geographies Graduate Seminar (Spring)
2015, 2017. International Development in Africa (Spring)
2016. Geographies of Health (Fall)
2015. Gender and Geography (Fall)
2014, 2015, 2016. Geographies of Globalization (Fall)
2012, 2013, 2014. Feminist Geographies (Spring)
2011. Geography and Gender (Fall)
2011. On Faith and Feminism (Spring)
2011, 2012, 2013. Africa: Ecology and Development (Winter).
2010, 2011, 2012. Introduction to Human Geography (Fall)
2010. Qualitative Methods in Human Geography (Winter).
2010. Food and Power (Spring).
2009. Illness/Inequality, Disease/Difference, Pathology/Power: Geographies of Health and Health Care (A writing class with the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric) (Fall).
2007. Explanation and Understanding: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Geography (Spring).
2007. Illness/Inequality, Disease/Difference, Pathology/Power: Geographies of Health and Health Care (Summer).
2006. Lead TA, Department of Geography, University of Washington (Fall).
2006. Co-coordinator of graduate pedagogy class: Effective Teaching  (Fall).
2006. Reader/Grader: Hunger and resource development (Fall).
2006. Cultural Geography (Summer).
2006. Geographies of Food and Eating (Spring).
2006. Geography and Development (Fall).
2004, 2005, 2007. Teaching Assistant for Dr. Jarosz: Geographies of Food and Eating (Spring).
2004, 2005, 2006. Teaching Assistant for Dr. Mayer: Geographies of Health and Health Care (Winter).
2004. Independent instructor for the Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP): a writing class linked to Geography class Globalization and Nature (new syllabus development) (Fall).
2003. Reader/Grader for Professor Dr. Jarosz Hunger and resource development (Fall).
2002. TA for Dr. Sparke and Dr. Mercer: Globalization 123 (Fall).

service

departmental service

Co-director (interim), Urban Studies, University of Texas at Austin. 2016-2017. Undergraduate-Faculty Liaison, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin. 2015-present.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin. 2014-present.

Departmental Colloquium Committee, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin.2014-present.

Search Committee member, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin. 2017-.

Search Committee member, Senior Professor, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin. 2015-2016.

Africa and African Diaspora Studies, Works in Progress Seminar Coordinator, Africa and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University. 2011-2014

Steering Committee Member, Africa and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University. 2011-2014.

professional level service 

Editorial board member
Gender, Place and Culture (November 2016 -. )
Feminism, Gender and Geography Book Series, University of Georgia Press (fall 2016 -.)

Professional Level: Conference/Symposia Organizer
Co-organizer (with Dominica Whitesell), Building & Sustaining Feminist Geography Collectives. Feminist Geography Annual Conference, UNC – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. May 2017.

Co-organizer (with Vanessa Massaro and Jill Williams), New Directions in Feminist Political Geography Feminist Geography Annual Conference, UNC – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. May 2017.

Chair, co-organizer, Feminist Political Geography: Critical Reflections and New Directions (5 sessions). American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA. April 2017.

Organizer, Feminist Geography Collective Works-In-Progress series with Dr Leonie Newhouse “Uncertain Futures and Everyday Hedging in a Humanitarian City,” December 7, 2016

Chair, co-organizer, Histories of the making of place-in-the-present (3 sessions). American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, USA. April 2015.

Co-organizer, panel session: Occupy what, and for whom?: Examining liberatory and oppressive geographies of occupation. Annual Critical Geography Conference, UNC, North Carolina. November 2012.

Co-organizer with Jean Rahier of the Chris Gray Annual Memorial Lecture with Professor Jok Madut Jok, March 2012.

Chair, co-organizer, (with Ryan Good): Fieldwork in an African Setting. Three consecutive sessions on Urban Geography, Political Ecology and Health Geography. American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Washington D.C, USA. April 2010.

Organizer, On Faith, Place and Feminism American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Washington D.C, USA. April 2010.

Chair, co-organizer, Globalization and Health. American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA. April 2007.

Committees
Young Emerging Scholars (YES) Task Force Co-organizer, International Geographical Union Gender Commission. 2016-present

Mentorship Program, Geographical Perspectives on Women (GPOW), 2016-present
Graduate Student Coordinator, Africa Specialty Group. 2008-2011. (Co-coordinator with Hilary Hungerford).

Community-based service
Co-organizer, New Teaching Assistant Orientation, Department of Geography, University of Washington, WA, USA. August 2006.

Tacoma Community House ESL teacher training, Tacoma, WA, USA. 2005.

Vocational ESL/computer training teacher at the Refugee Women’s Alliance, Seattle, WA, USA. 2005.

English language teacher/ football coach, Majosda’s Preparatory School Lartebiokorshie, Accra, Ghana (Summer 2001).

ESL teacher training course, I-to-I volunteering program, 2001.

Grant writer for South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network. 2007-2008.

Grant writer and board member of Hearts

Peer-Reveier (ad hoc since 2009, ~15 papers/year sine 2012)
Reviewed for Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Emotion and Society, Environment & Planning D, Gender, Place & Culture, Health Education Review, Journal of Eastern African Studies, Political Geography, Progress in Human Geography, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Transactions of the Institute of British Geography, Women’s Studies International Forum; Routledge Press. 

academic and community memberships

2005- . American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
2008-2009, 2012-2013. African Studies Association (ASA)
2011-2012. Sudan Studies Association (SSA)
2007-2008. Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS)
2005-2007. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG)
2007- . South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network (SSWEN)
2007-2012 . Board member, Hearts of Angels for Health – Sudan Initiative (HAH-S)
2003-2004. Northwest Coalition for AIDS Treatment in Africa (NCATA)

 

academic references

Professor Mona Domosh: domosh[at]dartmouth[dot]edu Department of Geography, Hinman Box 6017, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 03755.

Professor Lucy Jarosz: jarosz[at]u.washington[dot]edu Department of Geography, Box 353550, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195.

Professor Victoria Lawson: lawson[at]u.washington[dot]edu Department of Geography, Box 353550, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195.

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