- The political economy of GIS, geospatial technologies, and the “geoweb”
- Film and media representations of disasters and environmental issues (ecomedia)
Main Fields of Study
critical media studies, visual studies, media industry studies, critical GIS studies, environmental film and media
Peer-Reviewed Journals and Publications
- Co-author with Jim Thatcher. 2018. “The Poverty of GIS Theory: Continuing the Debates Around the Political Economy of GISystems.” The Canadian Geographer/Le Geographe Canadien 62(1): 27-34.
- Co-author with Thatcher, Jim, Luke Bergmann, Britta Ricker, Reuben Rose-Redwood David O’Sullivan, Trevor J. Barnes, Luke R. Barnesmoore, Ryan Burns, Jonathan Cinnamon, Craig Dalton, Clinton Davis, Stuart Dunn, Francis Harvey, Jin-Kyu Jung, Ellen Kersten, LaDona Knigge, Nick Lally, Wen Lin, Dillon Mahmoudi, Michael Martin, Will Payne, Amir Sheikh, Taylor Shelton, Eric Sheppard, Chris W. Strother, Alexander Tarr, Matthew W. Wilson, and Jason C. Young. et al. 2016. “Revisiting Critical GIS.” Environment and Planning A 48 (5): 815-824.
- “Rain with a Chance of Radiation: Forecasting Local and Global Risk after Fukushima,” in Extreme Weather and Global Media, edited by D. Negra and J. Leyda, 191-214. New York and London: Routledge, 2015.
- Keicho Map of Japan. Map: Exploring the World, edited by Tim Cooke, 181. London: Phaidon Press, 2015.
- Map of Edo, Japan. Map: Exploring the World, edited by Tim Cooke, 97. London: Phaidon Press, 2015.
- “GIS: Making Location Valuable.” Media Fields Journal 6, 2013.
- “Consuming and Maintaining Difference: American Fans Resisting the Globalization of Japanese Popular Culture.” disClosure 19: 73-82, 2010.
- “Repurposing Place Online: Japan’s Push for Foreign Tourist after 3.11,” STS Forum on the East Japan Disaster, May 11, 2013.
- “Pixels and Post-Tourism,” In Media Res, February 28, 2011.
- “The Ambassadors of Cute: Helping or Hurting Japan’s Global Image?” In Media Res, April 27, 2011.
- “American Fans Resisting the Globalization of Japanese Popular Culture?” Otaku2, July 17, 2008.