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