Research and Teaching Interests
My interests focus on society and information and communication technologies (ICTs.) As social structures, ICT usage can foster new forms of identity, new forms of conflict, and direct challenges to the power of the state to maintain control of space, territory, and societies.
interests appear in publications about the WWW and Slovenia, and
previous advisees have completed theses on the Internet and
lesbian spaces as well as Internet use for tourism promotion. My most recent
work explores the intersection of theories of humor, ICTs and
I am also
interested in geographies of finance, in particular how industry trends
and technology reshape credit unions in the U.S. and abroad in terms of
defining communities. I am working on projects examining community
definition in community chartered credit unions.
doctoral students are researcha range of topics, including film
and geopolitical positions in
Turkey, the geographies of obesity as seen in the landscape and the
body, and finally the development of spatial decision support
systesm for emergency managers.
Indian Blanket with Moth and Beetle, May 2007. Little Sahara State Park, Oklahoma. Photo by Darren Purcell
From Many Sides
The Nation - Progressive
The Weekly Standard - Conservative
Marketplace.org - Public Radio International's
CNNSI - Free Content, and Frank Deford's columns call out the best and worst of sport.
Over the Hedge - Suburbs meet the wilderness