Graduate Students

Jacob Shell

Jacob Shell




 Ph.D. Student




Urban and transportation geography, with a focus on city planning history and urban deindustrialization

Social history, especially pertaining to the history of civil conflict, and the historical-geographic spread of political ideas

Technology and culture, especially pertaining to transport systems, animal domestication, and the history of cartography

Political economy, with a focus on labor geography and the politics of technological innovation

Environmental Geography, with a focus on human-animal relations

Field Research:
Nunavut, Canada, Summer of 2008  
New York City, USA, Summer of 2009 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Fall of 2009 
Birmingham UK, Fall of 2009

Dissertation Research: 
Fear of Traffickers and Transport Workers in the British North Atlantic and the Port of New York.  Syracuse University Department of Geography.

Jacob Shell, “Innovation, Labor, and Gridlock:  The Unbuilt Freight Plan for Manhattan’s Geography of Production,” Journal of Planning History. 9(1) 3–20.

Jacob Shell. “Apologia’s Halfway House: Robert Moses and Manufacturing in New York.” n+1. April 2007.