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Jamie Winders

Jamie Winders

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Jamie Winders

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Syracuse University

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration


GEO 876 - Graduate Seminar in Feminist Geography

GEO 815 – Graduate Seminar in Urban Geography

GEO 772 – Graduate Seminar in Cultural Geography

GEO 610 – Graduate Seminar in Qualitative Methods

GEO 450 – Geographies of Migration and Mobility

GEO 440 – Race and Space

GEO 272 – World Cultures

MAX 123 - Critical Issues for the United States

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004


Jamie Winders is professor of geography and the environment and associate provost for faculty affairs at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on four themes: (1) the design, regulation and social impacts of emerging technologies, especially autonomous systems and artificial intelligence, (2) international migration and the politics of belonging, (3) racial formations and dynamics, and (4) the politics of social reproduction.

Her work is interdisciplinary and draws on a range of methods, including oral histories, archival work, discourse analysis, interviews and life and work histories. Winders is editor-in-chief of the International Migration Review, the flagship journal in migration studies, and associate editor of cultural geographies. She also has interests in historical geography and the role of postcolonial theory in thinking about human geographies more broadly and frequently writes about critical pedagogy and digital geographies. In all her work, Prof. Winders situates her research at the intersection of academia, policy and advocacy.

Areas of Expertise

Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, international migration, race/ethnicity, gender, cultural and social geography, social theory, social reproduction, feminist geography, qualitative methods, digital geographies

Research Grant Awards and Projects

“Minding the Gap, Tending the Bridge,” NCRGE Transformative Research grant, AAG, $20,000, 2017-18, with Anne Mosher.

"Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and the Social and Natural Sciences: Possibilities, Politics, and Practices." With Jane Read (PI), Mark Monmonier, and Jake Bendix, SU, $20,000 (2016-17)

Maxwell Citizenship Program – C21: Citizenship in the 21st Century. With Prema Kurien (PI), John Burdick, and Audie Klotz. Maxwell School, SU, $100,000 (2016-17)

Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York City, (2010-11)

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Outstanding Teaching, Research and Service, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, $7900 (awarded in 2008)

3-year research grant, 'Latino Migration, Race, and Urban Transformation in the U.S. South: A Qualitative Study,' Russell Sage Foundation, $110,000 (awarded in 2005)



2013. Nashville in the New Millennium: Immigrant Settlement, Urban Transformation, and Social Belonging. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

2013. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Co-edited with Richard Schein and Nuala Johnson. London: Blackwell


2021. “Between Aggrieved Whiteness and Class Precarity: A Feminist Politics of Interpretation.” Gender, Place, and Culture. With Lise Nelson and Barbara Ellen Smith.

2019. “Social Reproduction and Capitalist Production: A Genealogy of Dominant Imaginaries.” Progress in Human Geography 43.5: 871-889. With Barbara Ellen Smith.

2016. “Immigration and the 2016 Election.” Southeastern Geographer 56.3: 291-296.

2016. “Finding a Way into (Feminist) Economic Geography.” Environment and Planning A. 48.10: 2081-2084.

2014. “New Immigrant Destinations in Global Context.” International Migration Review 48.s1: S149-S179.

2014. "From Journals to Classrooms: Theory and Teaching in Cultural Geography." Journal of Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/08873631.2014.906855

2013. "Postcolonial Migrations: Postcolonialism Migrates?" Social and Cultural Geography 14.2: 131-144. With Susan Mains, Mary Gilmartin, Declan Cullen, Robina Mohammad, Divya Tolia-Kelly, and Parvati Raghuram.

2013. "Race and Diversity: What Have We Learned?" Professional Geographer 66.2: 221-229.with Rich Schein. 

2012. “Excepting/Accepting the South: New Geographies of Latino Migration, New Directions in Latino Studies.” Latino Studies  10.1-2: 220-245. (with Barbara Ellen Smith). 

2012. “Seeing Immigrants: Institutional Visibility and Immigrant Incorporation in New Immigrant Destinations.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science  641.1: 58-78.

2009. "Teaching Orientalism in Introductory Human Geography." Professional Geographer  61.4: 1-14 (with Ishan Ashutosh).

2008. "'We're Here to Stay': Economic Restructuring, Latino Migration, and Place-Making in the U.S. South." Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers  NS 33: 60-72, with Barbara Ellen Smith.

2007. "Bringing Back the (B)order: Post-9/11 Politics of Immigration, Borders, and Belonging in the Contemporary U.S. South." Antipode  39.5: 920-942.

2006. "'New Americans' in a 'New South' City? Immigrant and Refugee Politics in the Music City." Social and Cultural Geography  7.3: 421-435.

2005. “Changing Politics of Race and Region: Latino Migration to the U.S. South.” Progress in Human Geography29.6: 683-699.

2005. “Imperfectly Imperial: Northern Travel Writers in the Postbellum U.S. South, 1865-1880.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers  95.2: 391-410.

2005. “Making Güeras: Selling White Identities on Late-Night Mexican Television.” Gender, Place, and Culture12.1: 71-93 (with John Paul Jones III and Michael Higgins).

2003. “White in All the Wrong Places: White Rural Poverty in a Postbellum US South.” Cultural Geographies 10: 45-63.

2001. “On the Outside of 'In': Power, Participation, and Representation in Oral Histories.” Historical Geography  29: 45-52.

Book chapters

2021. “Emerging Digital Geographies.” Qualitative Research in Human Geography. 5th edition. Meghan Cope and Iaian Hay, eds. Oxford University Press.

2020. “Race/Ethnicity.” International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. 2nd edition. Audrey Kobayashi, Elaine Ho, and Sarah de Leeuw, eds. 2nd ed. Volume 11. Elsevier Press, 183-189.

2019. “Transit Migration, Borders, and Activism: The Changing Geographies and Temporalities of International Migration.” Overcoming Intractable Conflicts: New Approaches to Constructive Transformations. Miriam F. Elman, Catherine Gerard, Galia Golan, and Louis Kriesberg, eds. Rowman and Littlefield, 285-304. With Jared VanRamshorst.

2019. “International Migration Review and the Complexity of Migration.” World Migration Report 2020. International Organization for Migration. With Pieter Bevelandar, Cynthia Feliciano, Filiz Garip, and Matthew Hall.

2017. “Old Maps and New Neighbors: The Spatial Politics of Immigrant Settlement.” Edited volume to be published with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Tom Sugrue and Domenic Vitiello, eds.

2016. “New Media in Qualitative Human Geography Research.” Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. Iain Hay, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 334-349.

2016. “Whose Lives, Which Work? Class Discrepancies in “Life's Work.” Precarious Worlds: New Geographies of Social Reproduction. Katie Meehan and Kendra Strauss, eds. Athens: University of Georgia Press, with Barbara Ellen Smith, 101-117.

2014. "Making Space in the Multicultural City: Immigrant Settlement, Neighborhoods, and Urban Politics." Urban Politics: Critical Approaches. Mark Davidson and Deborah Martin, eds. London: Sage, 156-171. 

2014. “Society.” Sage Handbook of Human Geography. Roger Lee, Noel Castree, Rob Kitchin, Victoria Lawson, Anssi Paasi, Sarah Radcliffe, and Charles Withers, eds. Sage Publications.

2014. “Criminalizing Settlement: The Politics of Immigration in the American South.” Oxford Handbook on Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Crime. Sandra Bucerius and Michael Tonry, eds. Oxford University Press, 600-627. 

2013. “Postcolonialism.” The New Companion to Cultural Geography. Nuala Johnson, Rich Schein, and Jamie Winders, eds. London: Blackwell. (with Declan Cullen and James Ryan). 

2008. "Nashville's New Sonido: Latino Migration and the Changing Politics of Race." New Faces in New Places: The Changing Geography of American Immigration. Douglas Massey, ed. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 249-273.