Research Interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS

From my post "Opaque is Being Polite": Word relations in one transcript of lesbians and queer women who came out between 1983-2008 in NYC.  Jen Jack Gieseking CC BY-NC 2013
From my post, “Opaque is Being Polite”: Word relations in one transcript of lesbians and queer women who came out between 1983-2008 in NYC. Jen Jack Gieseking CC BY-NC 2013

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 various Research & 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 archive Queer 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