madeleine-hamlinMadeleine Hamlin


PhD (in progress, advisor: Don Mitchell)

MA, Geography (with distinction), Syracuse University, 2017

MPA, Syracuse University, 2017

BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Research Interests

urban geography; carceral geographies; policing and public space; housing policy


2018 University Fellow, Syracuse University

2017 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship, BPI, Chicago, IL

Grants and Awards

$1000, Honorable Mention with Jesse Lecy, E-PARCC Case Study Competition, “Cross-sector Collaboration and Urban Revitalization in Buffalo, NY,” 2017

$250, Cultural Geography Specialty Group Master’s-Level Research Award, 2015

$750, Roscoe-Martin Fund for Research, Syracuse University, 2014

Teaching Assistantships

GEO 103, Environment & Society, Professor Bob Wilson, Spring 2017

GEO 105, World Urban Geography, Professor Natalie Koch, Spring 2015 & Fall 2016

GEO 171, Human Geography, Professor Don Mitchell, Fall 2014 (grader)

GEO 372, Political Geography, Professor Natalie Koch, Fall 2014 (grader)

Research Assistantships

2015-2016 Center for Policy Research, Professor Leonard Lopoo


"Second Chances in the Second City: Mapping Chicago's Carceral Continuum." Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, April 2017.

“Geographies of Mobility in James Joyce’s Dubliners.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 2015. (presenter)

“The Politics of Utopia and Dystopia.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 2015. (panel organizer)


Hamlin, Madeleine. (2017). “In Chicago, another public housing experiment: Prisoner reentry.CityLab (2017).

Hamlin, Madeleine and Jessie Speer. (2017). “The politics of conceptualizing the carceral: A commentary on Moran et al.Progress in Human Geography.

Hamlin, Madeleine. (2016). "Geographies of mobility in James Joyce's Dubliners." Literary Geographies 2(2).