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Nicholas Crane

Department of Geography

 


 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University, 2014

M.A., Geography, The Ohio State University, 2008

B.A., Comparative Cultural Studies, The Ohio State University, 2006


ncrane@uwyo.edu

Ross Hall, Room 410


Office Hours: posted on office door and by appointment

 

 

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Specialties/areas of interest

  • Cultural Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Mexico and the Americas

Current research projects

  • "Between Repression and Heroism" -- an ethnography of the relay between memories of 1968 in Mexico City and political geographies of young people in central Mexico, specifically how and in what spaces young people practice politics today
  • "Breaking Consent, Making Space for Racial and Economic Justice" -- a collaborative project with young social justice organizers that lends momentum to group-centered leadership development for social change
  • “Tracing Social Disappearance and Mapping Social Mobilization in Authoritarian North America” – a qualitative research project on emerging forms of political solidarity in Estado de México amidst the rise in everyday forms of violence in greater Mexico City

 

Teaching

American Landscapes – GEOG 4500/5880

Cultural Geography – GEOG 4570/5570

Geography of Conflicts – GEOG 4590/5590

Introduction to Human Geography – GEOG 1020

Political Geography – GEOG 4013/5013

World Regional Geography – GEOG 1000 / INST 1060

 

Recent Publications

 

Edited Collection

Crane, N. J., and W. Kusek. 2014. Special Issue: Contemporary Research Strategies in Cultural Geography. Journal of Cultural Geography 31(2).

 

Journal Articles

Pearson, Z. and N. J. Crane. 2017. The Challenge of Feminist Political Geography to State-Centrism in Latin American Geography. Journal of Latin American Geography 16(1), 185-193.

Crane, N. J. 2015. Politics squeezed through a police state: policing and vinculación in post-1968 Mexico City. Political Geography 47, 1-10.

Crane, N. J. 2014. It could be and could have been otherwise: For a Non-Euclidean Engagement with Mexico City’s ’68. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13(4), 609-621.

Crane, N. J., and W. Kusek. 2014. Embracing Dissensus: Reflections on Contemporary Research Strategies in Cultural Geography. Journal of Cultural Geography 31(2), 121-126.

Crane, N. J. 2014. Performing State Repression at the Zócalo, Mexico City, October 2, 2011. FOCUS on Geography 57(3), 139-140.

Crane, N. J., and I. Ashutosh. 2013. A Movement Returning Home? Occupy Wall Street After the Evictions. Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies 13(3), 168-172.

Crane, N. J. 2012. Are ‘Other Spaces’ Necessary? Associative Power at the Dumpster. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 11(3), 353-372.

 

Contributions to Edited Books

Crane, N. J. 2017. Political education in protest camps: spatializing dissensus and reconfiguring places of youth activist ritual in Mexico City. In, G. Brown, A. Feigenbaum, and F. Frenzel (eds.), Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures, and Media of Resistance (pp. 371-389). Bristol: Policy Press.

Crane, N. J. 2016. Carlos Fuentes. In, S. Ray, H. Schwarz, A. Shemak, A. Moreiras, J. L. Villacanas Verlanga, and D. Megestu (eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444334982.2016.x.

Crane, N. J. 2016. Octavio Paz. In, S. Ray, H. Schwarz, A. Shemak, A. Moreiras, J. L. Villacanas Verlanga, and D. Megestu (eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444334982.2016.x.

 

Book reviews

Crane, N. J. In press. Invited review of Markus-Michael Müller’s The Punitive City: Privatized Policing and Protection in Neoliberal Mexico. Journal of Latin American Geography.

Crane, N. J. 2017. Invited commentary for a forum on Simon Springer’s The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Towards Spatial Emancipation. AAG Review of Books 5(4), 285-287.

Crane, N. J. 2016. Review of Stuart Aitken’s The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation: Young People’s Engagement, Activism and Aesthetics. Emotion, Space and Society 21, 3-4.

Crane, N. J. 2015. Invited review of Mark Purcell’s The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy. Social & Cultural Geography 16(8), 991-992.

Crane, N. J. 2015. Invited review of Mustafa Dikeç’s Space, Politics and Aesthetics. Space and Polity 19(2), 206-208.

Crane, N. J. 2013. Review of Edward McCaughan’s Art and Social Movements: Cultural politics in Mexico and Aztlán. e-misférica 10(1).


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