Ph.D., Clark University, 1985
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I am a cultural-historical geographer, with research interests in four main areas: 1) exploring the cultural processes and practices of early (pre 1920) United States-based globalization; 2) examining in what ways ideas of femininity, masculinity, consumption, and "whiteness" played into the crucial shift from American nation-building to empire-building during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; 3) understanding the connections between gender, class and the cultural formation of large American cities in the 19th century, particularly in regard to such critical but vexing distinctions as consumption/production, public/private, masculine/feminine; and 4) exploring feminist perspectives, theory, and methodology in relationship to matters of space and place.
I am also the co-author (with Rod Neumann and Patricia Price) of the Human Geography textbook, The Human Mosaic: A Cultural Approach to Human Geography, 12th edition, and one of three senior editors of the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
"Geoeconomic Imaginations and Economic Geography in the early 20th Century," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 103, No. 4, 2013, pp. 944-966.
"American Capitalist Experiments in Revolutionary-era Russia," Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 39, 2013, pp. 43-53.
"The World was Never Flat: Early Global Encounters and the Messiness of Empire," Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2010, pp. 419-435.
"Uncovering the Friction of Globalization: American Commercial Embeddedness and Landscape in Revolutionary-era Russia," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 100, No. 2, 2010, pp. 427-443.
"Labor Geographies in a Time of Early Globalization: Strikes Against Singer in Scotland and Russia in the Early 20th Century," Geoforum, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2008, pp. 1676-1686, 2008.
"Consumption and Landscape." In The New Companion to Cultural Geography, edited by Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein and Jamie Winders. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2013, pp. 198-209.
American Commodities in an Age of Empire. New York: Routledge, 2006.
"Gender, Nationalism, and American Commercial Imperialism." In A Companion to Feminist Geography, edited by L. Nelson and J. Seager, London: Blackwell Publishing, 2005, pp. 534-549.
"Selling Civilization: Toward a Cultural Analysis of America's Economic Empire in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries," In Transaction of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 29, pp. 453-467,2004.
"Postcolonialism and the American City," Urban Geography, Vol.25,pp. 738-754, 2004.
"Purity and Pickles: Discourses of Food, Empire and Work in Turn-of-the-Century United States," Journal of Social and Cultural Geography, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2003, pp. 7-26.
"Selling America: Advertising, National Identity and Economic Empire in the Late 19th Century" In Practising Cultural Geography, edited by A. Blunt, P. Gruffudd, J.May, M. Ogborn, D. Pinder, London: Arnold Publishing, 2003, pp. 141-153.
"A 'Civilized" Commerce: Gender, 'Race,' and Empire at the 1893 Chicago Exposition," In Cultural Geographies, Vol. 9, 2002, pp. 183-203.
"Architecture and Planning." In Blackwell Companion to Gender Studies, edited by P.Essed, D.Goldberg, A.Kobayashi, London: Blackwell Publishing, 2004, pp. 475-483.
Handbook of Cultural Geography. London: Sage Publications, 2003. Co-edited with Kay Anderson, Steve Pile and Nigel Thrift.
"The 'Women of New York': A Fashionable Moral Geography," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 19, 2001, pp. 573-592.
Invented Cities: The Creation of Landscape in Nineteenth Century New York and Boston. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. Paperback edition, 1998.
"On the Contours of Public Space: A Tale of Three Women," Antipode, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1998, pp. 270-289. With L. Bondi.
"Those 'Gorgeous Incongruities': Polite Politics and Public Space on the Streets of 19th-Century New York," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 88, No. 2, 1998, pp. 209-226.
"The Feminized Retail Landscape: Gender Ideology and Consumer Culture in 19th Century New York City." In Retailing and Capital: Towards the New Retail Geography, ed. by N. Wrigley and M. Lowe. London: Longman, 1996, pp. 257-270.
"Corporate Cultures and the Modern Landscape of New York City." In Inventing Places: Studies in Cultural Geography, ed. by K. Anderson and F. Gale. Sydney: Longman Cheshire, 1992, pp. 72-86.
"Controlling Urban Form: The Development of Boston's Back Bay." Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1992, pp. 288-306.
"Shaping the Commercial City: The Retail Districts of Nineteenth Century New York and Boston." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 80, No. 2, 1990, pp. 268-284.
"The Symbolism of the Skyscraper: Case Studies of New York's First Tall Buildings." Journal of Urban History, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1988, pp. 320-345.
"Toward a Gendered Historical Geography of North America." In North American Odyssey, edited by Geoffrey Buckley and Craig Colten. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, pp. 291-308.
"An Uneasy Alliance? Tracing the Relationships between Feminist and Cultural Geographies," Social Geography, Vol. 1, 2005, pp.37-41.
"Travels with Feminist Historical Geography," Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 10, no. 3, 2003, pp. 257-264. With Karen Morin.
"Toward a More Fully Reciprocal Feminist Inquiry," ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol. 2, no. 1, 2002, pp. 107-111.
Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers Make Sense of the World. New York: Guilford Publications, June 2001. Co-authored with Joni Seager.
"With 'Stout Boots and a Stout Heart': Feminist Methodology and Historical Geography." In Thresholds in Feminist Geography, ed. by J. P. Jones, H. Nast, S. Roberts. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997, pp. 225-240.
"A 'Feminine' Building?: An Inquiry into the Relations between Gender Ideology and Aesthetic Ideology in Turn-of-the-Century America," Ecumene: A Journal of Environment, Culture and Meaning, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1996, pp. 305-324.
"Other Figures in Other Places: On Feminism, Postmodernism and Geography." Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 10, 1992, pp. 199-213. With L. Bondi.
"Toward a Feminist Historiography of Geography." Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1991, pp. 95-104.
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