Jen Jack Gieseking is an urban cultural geographer, feminist and queer theorist, and environmental psychologist. 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 Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Computational Studies at Bowdoin College. In the fall of 2015, Dr. Gieseking will join the faculty of Trinity College, as Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in the American Studies program.
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 Fellow; The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; The 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.