Kate D Derickson

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Room 414 SocSci
267 19th Ave S


Kate runs the Praxis Lab (z.umn.edu/praxislab) and is the co-director of the CREATE project, funded by the University of Minnesota's Grand Challenges initiative to develop environmental research with communities. Her work has appeared in a range of journals, including Society & Space, The Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Progress in Human Geography, and Urban Studies. She is an editor of the journal Society and Space, an Associate at the U of MN's Institute on the Environment and a 2015 - 2017 McKnight Land-Grant Professor.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Geography and Women's Studies, Penn State, 2011.
  • MA: Community Development and Planning, Clark University, 2005.
  • BA: Social Thought and Political Economy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1999.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • Our Globalizing World
  • #Ferguson
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Editor: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
  • Editor: Radical Geography Book Series, Pluto Press
  • International Corresponding Editor: Urban Studies
  • Editorial Board: Annals of the American Association of Geographers
  • International Editorial Board: Antipode
  • Editorial Board: The Southeastern Geographer
  • Wright, R, Goldfischer, E, Mallory, A and Derickson KD (forthcoming). The spatial technologies of racialized knowling: on visuality, measurement and the law. Geographies of Power, Coleman, M and Agnew J eds.,
  • Routledge, P, Cumbers A and Derickson, KD (forthcoming). States of just transition: realising climate justice through and against the state. Geoforum,
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (forthcoming). Masters of the Universe. Environment and Planning D: Society & Space,
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2017 ). Urban Geography III: Anthropocene Urbanism. Progress in Human Geography, Link
  • M Werner, K Strauss, B Parker, R Orzeck, K Derickson and A Bonds (2016). Feminist political economy in geography: why now, what is different, and what for?. Geoforum, Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2016). Taking account of the "part of those that have no part". Urban Studies, Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2016). The racial state and resistance in Ferguson and beyond. Urban Studies, Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2016). Urban Geography II: Urban Geography in the Age of Ferguson. Progress in Human Geography, Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2016). The assassination of Clementa Pinckney. The Southeastern Geographer, Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2016). Resilience is not enough. CITY, Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2015). On the politics of recognition in critical urban scholarship . Urban Geography, Link
  • Paul Routledge and Kate Derickson (2015). Situated solidarities and the practice of scholar-activism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33, 391 - 407. Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll, Danny MacKinnon (2015). Toward an interim politics of resourcefulness for the Anthropocene. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105:2, 304 - 312 . Link
  • Kate Derickson and Paul Routledge (2015). Resourcing scholar-activism: collaboration, transformation, and the production of knowledge. The Professional Geographer, 67:1, 1 - 7. Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll, Gehan MacLeod and Verene Nicolas (2015). Knowing about crisis. Space and Polity, 19:1, 91 - 96. Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2015). Urban Geography I: Locating urban theory in the "urban age". Progress in Human Geography, 39(5), 647 - 657. Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2014). The racial politics of neoliberal regulation in post-Katrina Mississippi. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104, 889-902. Link
  • Danny MacKinnon and Kate Derickson (2013). From Resilience to Resourcefulness: a critique of resilience policy and activism. Progress in Human Geography, 37, 251-268. Link
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2013). "Capacitating" the otherwise and the epistemology of critical theory. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3, 226-239.
  • Katherine Hankins, Robert Cochrane, and Kate Derickson (2012). Making space, making race: reconstituting white privilege in Buckhead, Atlanta. Social and Cultural Geography, 13, 379-397.
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2009). Gendered, material and partial knowledges: A feminist critique of neighborhood-level indicator systems. Environment and Planning A, 41, 896-910.
  • Derickson, Kate Driscoll (2009). Toward a non-totalizing critique of capitalism. The Geographical Bulletin, 50, 3 - 15. Link
  • McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, University of Minnesota, 2015 - 2017
  • Community Engaged Scholar Award , 2021