Recent Publications

More Publications

(2022). Doing critical GIS. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, forthcoming.

(2021). Community Geography: Toward a Disciplinary Framework. Progress in Human Geography 45 (5): 1147-1168.


(2021). Situated mapping: visualizing urban inequality between the god trick and strategic positivism. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, forthcoming.



At Georgia State, I’m responsible for teaching the following courses:

  • GEOG2200 Mapping Our World: Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
  • GEOG4518/GEOS6518 Digital Cartography
  • GEOS8030 Seminar in Cartography: Critical Mappings

In my previous position at Mississippi State University, I taught the following courses:

  • GR2013 Human Geography
  • GR4123/6123 Urban Geography
  • GR4203/6203 Geography of North America
  • GR4990/6990 Urban Environments
  • GR4990/6990 Digital Geographies
  • GR8313 Advanced Human Geography


Prospective Students:

I am always interested in speaking with prospective graduate students for our program at GSU Geosciences. I am particularly interested in working with students who wish to work across the boundaries of critical human geography and GIS, using mapping as a way of thinking about and addressing urban social and environmental inequalities. If you’re interested in working with me on these (or related) topics, please email me with your CV/resume, a brief statement describing your interests, and a sample of your written/cartographic work.

Current Students:

Carys Behnke
M.S. in Geography, Georgia State University, 2021-present
B.S./B.A. in Geography, University of Georgia, 2020
Research Interests: Environmental justice, affordable housing, urban climate, sustainable development

Campbell Casseb
M.S. in Geography, Georgia State University, 2021-present
B.S. in Forestry, University of Tennessee, 2017
Research Interests: Urban forestry, (critical) GIS, urban planning, urban sprawl, public access in shared urban spaces

Brandon North
M.S. in Geography, Georgia State University, 2021-present
B.S. in Geology, University of Georgia, 2013
Research Interests: Automobile dependence, parking policies, environmental equity and sustainability, transit planning

Ryan Pardue
M.S. in Geography, Georgia State University, 2021-present
B.A. in Geography and Economics, University of Tennessee, 2019
Research Interests: Critical mapping, financial inclusion, accessibility, equitable cities

Laurel Sparks
B.S. in Environmental Geosciences, Georgia State University, 2019-present

Past Students:

Marissa Fallico
M.I.S. in Urban Studies, Georgia State University, 2022
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Northeastern University, 2019
Capstone: Examining the Financialization of Farmland in Frederick County, Maryland

Mustafa Monk
M.S. in Geography, Mississippi State University, 2020
B.A. in Geography, University of Texas-Austin, 2017
Thesis: Evaluating the unequal impacts of Hurricane Harvey: Critical GIS analysis in systems of governmental risk assessment and mitigation in Houston, Texas

Hannah Mizell
B.S. in GIS and Environmental Geoscience, Mississippi State University, 2020