I am a human geographer whose work focuses on questions of race and racism and the US civil rights movement. My work is primarily centered in the American South and explores broad questions related to the geographic history of race within the United States. I draw from a range of scholars and theorists to understand the broad currents of white supremacy and resistance that have shaped and continue to shape the making of space and place in the US. This includes focusing on a range of economic, political, and social structures, including the realities of whiteness and the realities of settler colonialism, and how race and racism intersects with the political economy. I also have a longstanding research interest in memory and landscape studies and questions about US-based truth commissions. These interests often mean I collaborate with community groups and interested local activists who are involved in struggles to tell stories and remake their communities in more just ways.
If you are a prospective graduate student interested in these topics and our program, please contact me.