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Patricia Lopez, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dartmouth College
"Treponematosis in Haiti: the conflation of a disease during the US occupation (1915-1934)"
October 29, 2014
4:00 p.m.  - Rockefeller 1930's Room

Karen Hebert
Assistant Professor
Yale University
"Chronicle of a disaster foretold: Science, risk, and the politics of imperilment in Bristol Bay, Alaska"
November 6, 2014
4:00 p.m. 021 Fairchild



Geography Department
6017 Fairchild
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3378
Fax: (603) 646-1601

Jessica De La Ossa

César Chávez Fellow

Jessica GraduationPh.D. Candidate, University of Arizona

  • Urban Geography
  • Emotional Geographies
  • Postcolonial Feminisms
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social Theory

Fairchild 009 | (603) 646-3381

I am a social geographer studying the emotional and affective dimensions of citizenship along the US-Mexico border. My dissertation titled "The Politics of Proximity and Distance: Identity and Intimacy in US Border Cities," draws from non-representational and feminist theory to investigate an ethics of care of distant others. My work is relevant to a number of debates within cultural, social, and urban geography, and advances our knowledge of the relationship between landscapes, objects and emotions that better accounts for the spatial imaginaries of border citizens and the new orientations taken towards "illegal" migrants and securitized landscapes.


Shaw, I.G.R., Powell, J., De La Ossa, J. forthcoming. Towards a Psychoanalytic Geopolitics: The Militarization of Public Schooling in the U.S. Introduction to Psychoanalytic Geographies, Paul Kingsbury and Steve Pile (Eds). New York: Ashgate.

De La Ossa, J., Galup, M., Ranek, A. 2011. Review of Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxities and Colonial Common Sense. Ann Laura Stoler, Gender Place, and Culture, Vol. 18, No.1, pp. 145-147.

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