Associate Professor of Geography, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hinman Box: HB 6017
- B.F.A. Rosemont College; M.S. Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Areas of Expertise
- Afghanistan; South Asia; gender; development; social movements; conflict/security
- Forthcoming: “Women As Agents of Geopolitics” In The Companion to Critical Geopolitics, Edited by Klaus Dodds, Merje Kuus and Joanne Sharp. Ashgate Publishing.
- Forthcoming: “Getting Beyond the “God Trick”: Towards Service Research” Professional Geographer, co- authored with Amy Trauger.
- 2012 “Capitalizing on Bare Life: Sovereignty, Exception, and Gender Politics” Antipode. 44(1): 31-50.
- 2011 “The Corporeal Marker Project: bodily difference, identity, and place” Journal of Geography in Higher Education (Co-authored with Amy Trauger).
- 2011 Armored Peacocks and Proxy Bodies: Gender & Geopolitics in Aid/Development Spaces" Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 18 (4): 519-536.
- 2011 “Bodies, Bombs, and Barricades: Gendered Geographies of (In)Security” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 36(3): 280-296.
- 2011 " ‘Foreign Passports Only’: Geographies of (Post)Conflict Work in Kabul, Afghanistan" Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99(5): 986-994.
- 2009 “Geopolitics of Gender and Violence from Below” Political Geography, 28: 259-265.
- 2009 “The Beautiful ‘Other’: A Critical Examination of ‘Western’ Representations of Afghan Feminine Corporeal Modernity” Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 16(3): 241-256.
- 2008 “Feminist Nation Building in Afghanistan: An examination of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)” Feminist Review, 89: 34-54.
- 2008 “Rallying Public Opinion and Other Misuses of Feminism: How U.S. Militarism in Afghanistan is Gendered through Congressional Discourse” In R. Riley, C. Mohanty, and M. Pratt (Eds.) Feminism and War. New York: Zed Books. (143-157)
- 2006 " ‘Our Website Was Revolutionary’: Virtual Spaces of Representation and Resistance" ACME: International E-Journal of Critical Geographies, 5(1): 89-111.
- 2002 “Klanbake: Gender, Etiquette, and White Supremacy in America 1913-1930” Historical Geography, 30: 139-153. Co-authored with Lorraine Dowler
- 2003 “House Bound: Women’s Agency in White Separatist Movements” In C. Flint (Ed.), Spaces of Hate: Geographies of Discrimination, and Intolerance in the U.S.A. New York: Routledge. Co-authored with Lorraine Dowler. (69-86)
- Book Project: Uncommon-Wealth: Examining the currency of gender in Afghanistan
- My current research focuses on the geopolitics and geo-economics of gender, security, and violence. This project will examine the gendered geographies of security and violence through three interrelated aspects of bio-politics: biometrics, bio-technologies, and gender-based military operations. I am interested in understanding the interconnected links between the various technologies associated with preventative security, enacting or mitigating violence, and reconstructing bodies injured by violence. For this project I seek to examine the ways in which bodies are differentially classified and categorized by States and corporations through the use of bio-technologies and the how these classifications are gendered and spatially organized. This project will also examine the ways in which bio-technologies are used to reconstruct the injured body and how these reconstructions create new forms of political meaning, social value, and economic opportunities.