Feb. 16, 2021

Spring Course: 11.523, Spatial Database Management

I’ll be teaching 11.523: Fundamentals of Spatial Database Management this spring at MIT DUSP. It is an ‘H3’ class, meaning it takes place in the first half of the semester, ending in the first week of April. Course description follows:

Advances in urban science, the rise of ‘big data’, …

Feb. 16, 2021

Spring Course: 11.524, Spatial Statistics Workshop

I’m teaching 11.524: Spatial Statistics Workshop at MIT DUSP this spring. It is an ‘H4’ class, meaning it takes place in the second half of the semester, starting April 5. Course description is as follows:

The broad availability of spatial data on and in cities means that planners can …

Feb. 2, 2021

"The Omega Affair" in the Annals

This one’s been in the works for a while… Matthew Rosenblum and my article on the closure of the geography department at the University of Michigan is now in print! We draw on institutional archives at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library and interviews with department faculty to …

Jan. 11, 2021

IAP Course: Mapping as Making

I’m teaching a fun, experimental two-week workshop this IAP in which we’ll experiment with mapping, treated as a design process. Description is below. The course runs January 11-22.

This workshop will introduce students to principles and practices of map design – what Europeans have called cartography - using both …

Jan. 8, 2021

Joining Data+Feminism Lab

I’ve accepted an invitation to join Catherine D’Ignazio’s Data+Feminism Lab as a Research Associate. We’re going to be working on projects around critical geospatial data literacy with friends from the Leventhal Map & Education Center—I recently posted about a pilot project—and working through the curricular and pedagogical relationships …

Jan. 7, 2021

Mapping at the Harvard GSD

This semester, I’m joining the Harvard Graduate School of Design as a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture. (Don’t worry DUSP! I’m still here. I’m just wearing two hats this spring.) I’ll be teaching Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation, a course that Robert Gerard Pietrusko has built into something of an …

Dec. 21, 2020

Public Data Project with LMEC

I’m excited to be joining Catherine D’Ignazio (of the Data+Feminism Lab at MIT and co-author, with Lauren Klein, of the recent Data Feminism) in advising the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library on a new project that will build teacher training materials to …

Nov. 19, 2020

University of Kentucky GIS Day Talk

I had the pleasure of keynoting my PhD-granting department’s GIS day events, which capped their Geography Awareness Month festivities. I presented a pair of recent projects—the Tenant Power application, and the Mapping the Investors Exchange work—read through a model of practice that I call ‘mapping up’, following Laura …

Oct. 30, 2020

Map Up at the AAG

Taylor Shelton and I are organizing a series of panels at the AAG called, simply, “Map Up”. We are building on the work of Laura Nader, particularly her well-known essay “Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives Gained from Studying Up,” as well as a number of scholars who have recently …

Oct. 16, 2020

Mapping the Planetary Mine at NACIS

I presented some ongoing work by Graphe at the virtual 2020 meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society. The work is part of an ongoing scholar-activist project, funded by an International Scholar-Activist Workshop Award from the Antipode Foundation and undertaken in collaboration with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network

Oct. 15, 2020

Redlining as a Driver of Health Inequality

A paper I worked on with my DUSP colleague, Mariana Arcaya, as well as Nancy Krieger, Emily Wright, Jarvis Chen, and Pamela Waterman at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, is now in print in the American Journal of Epidemiology. We analyzed …


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