Darius Scott

Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Geography

My research uses personal narratives to foreground intimate Black senses of place in typically rural and Southern (U.S.) contexts of anti-black violence and sexual stigma. A long-term aim is fostering connections between critical understandings of race and normative assessments of health and well-being. I engage with ongoing discussions in Black studies, queer studies, public health, and Black geographies. My work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Social Science Research Council.

113A Fairchild
HB 6017
B.A. Morehouse College
Ph. D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Center for Health Equity Research, UNC School of Medicine

Selected Publications

Scott, Darius. Oral history and emplacement in ‘nowhere at all:’ the role of personal and family narratives in rural black community-building. Social & Cultural Geography. 20 (8): 1094-1113. 2019.

Scott, Darius. Intergenerationality, family narratives, and black geographic space in rural North Carolina. Gender, Place, & Culture. 27 (7): 984-1006. 2020.

Scott, Darius. Stress and coping amongst cisgender male partners of transgender women. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 2020.

Scott, Darius. Stigma in place: Black gay men's experiences of the rural South. Health & Place. 68. 2021.

Scott, Darius. Normalized alterity: visualizing Black spatial humanities. GeoHumanities. 2021.

Scott, D., Pereira, N., Harrison, S., Zarwell, M., Sanasi-Bhola, K., & T. Poteat. “In the Bible Belt:” the role of religion in HIV care and prevention for transgender people in the US South. Health & Place. 2021.

Scott, Darius. Uncaring landscapes and HIV peer support in the rural Southern United States. Social Science & Medicine. 2021.