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Jen Jack Gieseking

jenjackJen Jack Gieseking is an urban cultural geographer, feminist and queer theorist, environmental psychologist, and American Studies scholar. S/he is engaged in research on co-productions of space and identity in digital and material environments, with a focus on sexual and gender identities. Jack’s work pays special attention to how such productions support or inhibit social, spatial, and economic justice. S/he is working on her second book project, Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queer Women, 1983-2008. S/he is Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Jack’s first book is The People, Place, and Space Reader, co-edited with William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert, and recently out with Routledge. S/he has held fellowships with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as German Chancellor FellowThe Center for Place, Culture, and PoliticsThe Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies; and the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellows Program. Jack also writes about her research as a blogger with the Huffington Post Gay Voices.
I am interested in the following research areas and subjects, all of which I bring together by drawing upon mixed methods and critical theoretical approaches to combat issues of social inequality. Read more information on the variousResearch & Writing Projects by clicking here, including my next book, Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queer Women, 1983-2008, and the living, participatory, and in-progress lgbtq archiveQueer Public Archives.
  • urban studies, particularly urban process or capital such as accumulation, gentrification, & financialization, and privates-publics
  • public humanities & social data sciences, including data visualizations and social media, and privates-publics
  • cultural geography, especially scale and the social production of space, place, and embodiment
  • gender and sexuality studies, primarily through the lens of LGBTQ studies
  • research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, digital and computational, archival, GIS, particpatory, dataviz
  • issues of social and spatial justice, with a focus on studies of power, privilege, and inequality, social movement studies, and meanings of justice and injustice
  • social theory, especially critical geography, urban theories, and feminist, queer, & trans* theories

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