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Graduate Students

Jessie Speer

  Jessie Speer

jlspeer@syr.edu 

In progress:   
PhD, Geography, Syracuse University
Advisor: Don Mitchell

MA, Geography, Syracuse University, 2014
Summa Cum Laude, with distinction

JD, New College of California School of Law, 2008

BA, Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2005
Summa Cum Laude, with honors

 

Research interests

Urban geographies of the United States

Feminist and Marxist theory

Home, housing, and homelessness

The politics of representation


Selected Publications

    The Rise of the Tent Ward: Homeless Camps in the Era of Mass Incarceration. Political Geography (2017).

    The Right to Infrastructure: A Struggle for Sanitation in Fresno, California Homeless Encampments. Urban Geography (2016).

    “It's Not like Your Home”: Homeless Encampments, Housing Projects, and the Struggle over Domestic Space. Antipode (2016).


    Teaching Assistantships

    Spring 2014    Teaching Assistant to Matt Huber, Global Political Economy (GEO 273), Syracuse University

    Fall 2013   Teaching Assistant to Tom Perreault, Environment and Society (GEO 103), Syracuse University

    Spring 2008   Teaching Assistant to Victoria Stafford, Legal Research and Writing, New College of California School of Law

    Fall 2007   Teaching Assistant to Victoria Stafford, Legal Research and Writing, New College of California School of Law


    Grants and Fellowships

    ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2017

    Roscoe Martin Award, 2016

    Sopher Award, 2015

    University Fellowship, Syracuse University, 2012, 2014

    Maxwell School Dean’s Research Award, Syracuse University, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant, Syracuse University, 2012

    New College of California Public Interest Scholarship, 2006, 2007, 2008