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Research interests

cultural geography, political geography, American West, place & landscape, popular cultures, visual methodologies

Current & ongoing projects

Film project dedicated to the writings of J.B. Jackson (learn more).

Moving Image Geography, a channel on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/499837

The Placing culture podcast: http://placingculture.tumblr.com

Academic publications

2017. "Kat & Jane." Short story. So Fi: a sociological fiction zine, #1: 45-47 (pdf).

2014. "Digital Cinema, Montage and Other Visualities," you are here: the journal of creative geography, Issue XVII: 33-40 (web) (pdf).

2014. "Live/Work: Portland, Oregon as a Place for Comics Creation." In Comic Book Geographies, ed. Jason Dittmer, 59-71. Media Geography at Mainz volume 4. Stuttgart: Franz Verlag Steiner (pdf).

2009. "Murray Bookchin on Mars! The Production of Nature in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy" (reprint). In Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable: Critical Essays, ed. William Burling, 231-241. Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy no. 13. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

2009. "Filming Post-Bourgeois Suburbia: Office Space and the New American Suburb." Journal of Popular Culture 42:3: 497-514 (pdf).

2004. With Anne-Marie Deitering."Weblogs and the 'Middle Space' for Learning." Academic Exchange Quarterly Winter (online journal).

2002. "Murray Bookchin on Mars! The Production of Nature in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy." In Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction, eds. Rob Kitchin and James Kneale, 167-179. London and New York: Continuum.

1997. "Kropotkin and Spatial Social Theory: Unfolding an Anarchist Contribution." Anarchist Studies 5:2 (October): 109-130.

1997. "Urban Political Ecology: An Introduction." In Teaching Political Ecology. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 8:1 (March): 131-137.

1995. "Dialogue on Socialism and Ecology: Notes on Fotopoulos and O'Connor." Society and Nature no. 7: 148-153.

1994. "Colonial Questions: Ideological Hegemony in Andre Gide's Travels in the Congo. In Wondering Through the Tropics: Western Travel and the Geographing of Others, ed. Joanne Sharp. Department of Geography Discussion Paper Series no. 106 (January), 7-19. Syracuse, NY: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Filmography

2017. "Odology." Short film, ethographic/experimental. Director, editor, and producer. View on Vimeo.

2017. "A sense of the stream of time." Short film, ethographic/experimental. Director, editor, and producer. View on Vimeo.

2015. "Landscape is ..." Short film, ethographic/experimental. Director, editor, and producer. Screened for the Social Science Symposium at Western Oregon University, 16 November. (Monmouth, Oregon). View on Vimeo.

2012. Comic Book City, Portland, Oregon, USA. Director, editor, and producer. Official blog. IMDB. View or download at Vimeo or the Internet Archive.
Screenings:

2010. "Reference Question". Short film, drama/film noir. Editor and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on Vimeo or YouTube.

2009. "past-present." Short film, drama. Director, editor, and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on Vimeo or YouTube.

2009. "24-Hour Comics Day at Cosmic Monkey." Documentary short. Made for the Oregon 150 Commemoration at Western Oregon University, 13 February. View on Vimeo or YouTube.

2008. "The Decision." Short film, historical fiction/period piece. Director, editor, and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on YouTube.

2008. "8veU." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. International Documentary Challenge, 6-10 March. View on YouTube.

2007. "DreemRz, Inc." Fantasy short. Director, editor, and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on YouTube.

2007. "Visual Vitriol: The Art of Punk." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. International Documentary Challenge, 1-5 March. View on Vimeo.

2006. "5 Cups of Coffee." Dramatic short. Director, editor, and co-producer with Maren Bradley Anderson. Flight Animal Productions. Official Selection, 2007 Mid-Valley Video Festival (Salem, Oregon). View on Vimeo.

2006. "Flight Animal." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. International Documentary Challenge, 22-27 March.

2005. "That's cool, I'm pretty tall." Dcoumentary short. Co-directed and photographed with Amy O'Brien. Northwest Film Center, Documentary Intensive Workshop, 1 May.

Paper presentations

2015. "Landscape is ... An Introduction to the Geohumanities and a Short Film on Landscape." Presented to the Social Science Symposium as part of Geography Awareness Week at Western Oregon University, 16 November. Monmouth, OR.

2011. "Comic Book City, Portland, Oregon USA." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 12-16 April. Seattle, WA.

2006. "Film and Video as a Geographic Research Practice." Presented at The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, 6-9 September. Eugene, Oregon.

2006. "Flight Animal." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. Screened for the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 17 May. Monmouth, Oregon.

2006. "Geopolitics/film politics: the BC film commission and the meaning of the U.S.-Canada border." Presentation for "The Canadian Imaginary: Paradise in the North or Cheap Labor Market?", Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Meeting, 2-5 March. Vancouver BC.

2005. "Learning Communities: a new approach to teaching the social sciences." Presented to the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 12 October. Monmouth, Oregon.

2005. "That's cool, I'm pretty tall." Documentary short. Co-directed and photographed with Amy O'Brien. Screened for the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 23 May. Monmouth, Oregon.

2005. "The Plastic Classroom: Teaching with Weblogs." Presented to the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 6 April. Monmouth, Oregon.

2004. Co-authored with Anne-Marie Deitering. "Teaching through the Blogosphere: New Spatialities and the Classroom." Presented at The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 2004 Annual Meeting, 8-11 September. San Luis Obispo, California.

2003. "Welcoming the Machine into the Garden: Western Regional Identity and Edward Ellis'The Steam Man of the Prairies." Presented at The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, 17-20 September. Portland, Oregon.

2002. " '... the seed plots of American character': Turner's Cultural Geography and the American Gangster Film." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 19-23 March. Los Angeles, California.

1996. "Forest Activism and Political Culture: The Difference of Place." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 9-13 April. Charlotte, North Carolina.

1995. "A Geography and Social History of Scarcity and Inequality." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 14-18 March. Chicago, Illinois.

1993. "Into the Breach: Bioregionalism and Social-Cultural Flux." Presented at Shifting Paradigms in Science and the Environment, 2nd annual conference, 16-17 April. Syracuse, New York.

Other writing

2006-2015. Features and columns for PopMatters. Link to archive.

Reviews

2016. Book Review. American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film by Ann Brigham (University of Virginia Press, 2015). Social & Cultural Geography DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2015.1127555 (pdf, link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2015.1127555

2007-2013. DVD and Blu-ray reviews for PopMatters. Link to full archive.

Professional service

2013. Invited panelist. "Comics, what are they good for?" Graphixia 2013: Comics & the Multimodal World. 13-16 June. Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

2010. Invited presenter and participant. "Librarians Get Graphic." Public Library Association Preconference. 23 March. Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. View the video portion of the presentation on blip.tv.

2009. Invited panelist. "Comics, manga and graphic novels: It doesn't matter if you don't care, nine million pre-teens and literary hipsters want them anyway, so you might was well get used to it." Valley Library Seminar. 12 June. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

2008. Invited presenter. "Teaching information Literacy in the Disciplines." Oregon Information Literacy Summit. 21 November. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

2006. Invited speaker. WOU Model United Nations International Awareness Dinner and Silent Auction. 30 November. Gentle House, Monmouth, Oregon.

2006. Panelist. "Resistance is Futile: Academia meets the NeXt Generation." ACRL-OR Menucha Conference. 26-27 October. Menucha Conference Center, Oregon.

2005-2006. Chair. Social Science Symposium Committee. Western Oregon University.

2003. Chair. "Geography and Literature." Paper session. The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 2003 Annual Meeting, 17-20 September. Portland, Oregon.

2003. Invited panelist. "The Academic Job Interview and Academic Life." Panel discussion. The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 2003 Annual Meeting, 17-20 September. Portland, Oregon.

2002. Organizer and chair. "Teaching the Pacific Northwest Survey: A Conversation between Geographers and Historians." Panel discussion, Pacific Northwest Contours: Complicating and Questioning Notions about Region and Regional History, 22 November. Seattle, Washington.

2002. Co-organizer and chair. "The American West on Film." Paper session, The Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting, 19-23 March. Los Angeles, California.

2002. Co-organizer and chair. "Using Popular Films to Teach Cultural Geography." Panel discussion, The Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting, 19-23 March. Los Angeles, California.

1996. Organizer, "Space, Place, and Environmental Activism." Paper session, The Association of American Geographers 92nd Annual Meeting, 9-13 April. Charlotte, North Carolina.

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