My name is Taylor Shelton and I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Prior to coming to MSU, I held appointments as a visiting scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky and as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Urban Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I earned my B.A. and M.A. degrees in geography from the University of Kentucky and my PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.
I am a broadly-trained human geographer working at the intersection of digital geographies, critical GIS and urban geography. My research focuses on how urban spaces and social inequalities are represented, reproduced and contested through data. In particular, I am interested in how data can be used to produce alternative understandings of urban socio-spatial inequalities that challenge the stigmatization of certain people and places.