Kelsey Carlson

Kelsey Young 

kcarlson@syr.edu

Degrees:
Ph.D. (in-progress, advisor Don Mitchell)
M.A. Geography (with distinction), Syracuse University, 2015
B.A. Geography (Summa Cum Laude), St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 2012  

Research Interests: 

Dakota (Indigenous) cultural preservation, public space and the right to the city; territoriality and nationalism; survival and social reproduction; political, historical and cultural geographies; social theory; qualitative methods

Publications: 

Carlson, Kelsey and Gareth John. “Landscapes of Triumphalism, Reconciliation, and Reclamation: Memorializing the Aftermath of the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862.” Journal of Cultural Geography 32, no. 3 (August 2015): 270-303.

In Press. John, Gareth and Kelsey Carlson. Affective Participation: From Triumphalism to Commemoration in the Aftermath of the Dakota-US War of 1862. Social & Cultural Geography.

Fellowships:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Fellowship, 2015
Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship, 2013

Grants and Awards: 
$500.00 Roscoe-Martin Graduate Award, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Fall 2014
$200.00 NAISA (Native American and Indigenous Studies Association) Travel Grant, Summer 2014
$391.76 Graduate Student Organization Research Grant, Syracuse University, Summer 2014
$300.00 Historical Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov Award for Master’s Research, Summer 2014
$556.65 Travel Funding for AAG Annual Meeting, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Spring 2014
$3800.00 Maxwell Dean’s Summer Research Award, Summer 2014
$750.00 Roscoe-Martin Graduate Award, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Fall 2013
$800.00 Student Research Award, Office of Sponsored Programs, Saint Cloud State University, Spring 2012
$500.00 Travel Grant, Louis E. Leipold Fund, Department of Geography and Planning, Saint Cloud State University, Spring 2012
$500.00 Travel Grant, Office of the Dean, School of Public Affairs, Saint Cloud State University, Spring 2012
Excellence in Leadership Award, Saint Cloud State University, Spring 2012
$1000.00 Ruben L. Parson Scholarship, Department of Geography and Planning, Saint Cloud State University, Spring 2011

Teaching Assistantships:

Teaching Assistant, GEO 272: World Cultures, Instructor: Jesse Quinn, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Fall 2014
Teaching Assistant, GEOG 379: American Wilderness, Dr. Mikhail Blinnikov, Department of Geography and Planning, Saint Cloud State University, May 2012
Teaching Assistant, HONS 220: Parks and People, Dr. Mikhail Blinnikov, University Honors Program, Saint Cloud State University, Fall 2011
Geography Tutor, Academic Learning Center, Saint Cloud State University, Fall 2011

Recent and Upcoming Presentations:

“Reproducing Injustice: Dakota Struggles to Simply Survive,” Circuits of Justice Graduate Student Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, 7 November 2015

“Drawing Borders to Dispossess and Placing Dakota People in the Present: Alternative Borderlands in Mni Sota Makoce,” accepted panel session “The Making and Unmaking of Colonial Space: Dakota, Lakota, and Plains Metis Conceptualization of the Canadian-American Borderlands,” Chair: Katie Pollock, University of Alberta, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2015 

“Dakota Cultural Landscape Preservation in the Twin Cities: How Basic Daily Survival Precludes Claiming and Accessing Urban Public Space,” accepted member of paper session “Geographies of Indigenous-Settler Relations I: Envisioning Futures, Addressing Pasts,” Chair: Heather Castleden, Queen’s University, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 2015

“Drawing Borders to Dispossess and Placing Dakota People in the Present: Alternative Territorialities in Mni Sota Makoce(Minnesota),” Political Geography Specialty Group Pre-conference, DePaul University, April 2015

“Landscapes of Triumph and Trauma: Commemorating the Aftermath of the 1862 Dakota-US War,” co-presenter Dr. Gareth John (St Cloud State University), Department of Geography, Colloquium Series, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota, 7 November 2014

“Sacred Place in Urban Space: The Problem of Access to Dakota Sacred Landscapes in Minnesota’s Twin Cities,” accepted member of panel session “Contesting Boundaries in the Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes, Part I,” Chair: Darlene St. Clair, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, 29 May 2014

“Landscapes of Triumphalism and Reconciliation,” co-presented with Dr. Gareth John (St. Cloud State University), Material Culture and Geography I paper session, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 8 April 2014

“Coldwater Spring Contested,” MNSCU Undergraduate Research Conference of Scholarly and Creative Activity, Minnesota State University – Mankato, nominated for participation by the Department of Geography and Planning, and the School of Public Affairs office of the Dean, Saint Cloud State University, 23 April 2012

“Coldwater Spring Contested: American Wilderness and Imperialism within a Dakota Homeland,” Indigenous Place Mapping and Naming paper session, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, 27 February 2012

“Commemoration, Power and Memory in American Indian Landscapes,” Environmental Science, Medical Geography, Historical Geography poster session, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 15 April 2011

Service:

Graduate Committee Representative, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Spring 2016

Graduate Student Organizer, Circuits of Justice Graduate Student Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, Fall 2015

Graduate Student Representative – Department of Geography, Fall 2014 – Spring 201

Volunteer Note-taker, Student Disability Services, Saint Cloud State University, 2010