Robin L Wright

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Contact Me

wrig0534@umn.edu

Geography .
414 SocSci

267 19th Ave S

Spanning the humanities and social sciences, my research and teaching engage with the fields of critical race and whiteness studies, settler colonial studies, cultural geography, legal geography, and media studies. My dissertation research, “This Land is Our Land: Viral Constitutionalism in the American West,” bridges online and offline media, networks, and events to investigate how activists engage the Constitution as a text, legal document, and potent symbol in a contest over the hegemony of white supremacy in the U.S. My courses have covered geographic theory and methods and political ecology, with a focus on the relations between race, place, nature, and power. Prior to beginning my Ph.D., I worked on immigration policy and neighborhood economic development in the Pacific Northwest.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: History, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 2010.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • GEOG 4001 Geographic Modes of Inquiry, Instructor
  • GEOG 3376 Political Ecology of North America, Instructor
  • GEOG 1301 Our Globalizing World, TA
  • GEOG 3371 Cities, Citizens, Communities, TA
  • CSCL 3425 Theories of Culture, TA
Publications
  • Wright, R. 2020. Give me liberty or give me COVID-19.Age of Revolutions. April 27 2020. At:https://ageofrevolutions.com/2020/04/27/give-me-liberty-or-give-me-covid-19-a-history/
  • 2018. Wright R, Goldfischer E, Mallory A, and Derickson K. The spatial technologies of racialized knowing: on visuality, measurement and the law. In M. Coleman and J. Agnew (eds) Handbook on the Geographies of Power. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar
  • 2017. Wright R. [Review of Geontologies: A Requiem for Late Liberalism, by E. Povinelli]. Society and Space. http://societyandspace.org/2017/03/01/geontologies-by-elizabeth-povinelli/
Awards
  • Denis Cosgrove PhD Research Award, Cultural Geography, 2019
  • University of Minnesota Graduate Research Partnership Project, 2019
  • SSRC Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2017
  • College of Liberal Arts Graduate Fellowship (CLAGF), University of Minnesota, 2015 - 2016