Mona Domosh

Academic Appointments

Professor of Geography
Joan P. and Edward J. Foley Jr. 1933 Professorship

I am a cultural-historical geographer, with research interests in four main areas: 1) exploring the cultural/historical geographies of the making of American empires; 2) examining in what ways ideas of femininity, masculinity, consumption, and "whiteness" played into the crucial shift from American nation-building to empire-building during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; 3) understanding the connections between gender, class and the cultural formation of large American cities in the 19th century, particularly in regard to such critical but vexing distinctions as consumption/production, public/private, masculine/feminine; and 4) exploring feminist perspectives, theory, and methodology in relationship to matters of space and place.

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I am also the co-author (with Rod Neumann and Patricia Price) of the Human Geography textbook, The Human Mosaic: A Cultural Approach to Human Geography, 12th edition, and one of three senior editors of the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.

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Fairchild 119
HB 6017
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. Clark University
M.A. Clark University
Ph.D. Clark University

Selected Publications

“Race, Biopolitics, and Liberal Development from the Jim Crow South to Postwar Africa,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, published online:

“A Conversation between Mona Domosh and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future on Gender, Place and Culture’s 25th Anniversary,” Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 4-12.  With Kanchana N. Rumanpura

"Practising Development at Home: Race, Gender, and the 'Development' of the American South," Antipode, 2015, DOI:10.1111/anti.12138 

“Genealogies of Race, Gender, and Place,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2017, Vol. 107, No. 3, pp. 765-778.

Remembering the Making of Gender, Place and Culture, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Vol. 21, no. 9, 2014, With Liz Bondi. DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2014.955464

Commentary on "The Lives of Others: Body Work, the Production of Difference, and Labor Geographies. Economic Geography, 10 Nov 2014, DOI: 10.1111/ecge.12071

"Geoeconomic Imaginations and Economic Geography in the early 20th Century," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 103, No. 4, 2013, pp. 944-966.

"American Capitalist Experiments in Revolutionary-era Russia," Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 39, 2013, pp. 43-53.

"The World was Never Flat: Early Global Encounters and the Messiness of Empire," Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2010, pp. 419-435.

"Uncovering the Friction of Globalization: American Commercial Embeddedness and Landscape in Revolutionary-era Russia," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 100, No. 2, 2010, pp. 427-443.

"Labor Geographies in a Time of Early Globalization: Strikes Against Singer in Scotland and Russia in the Early 20th Century," Geoforum, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2008, pp. 1676-1686, 2008.

"Consumption and Landscape." In The New Companion to Cultural Geography, edited by Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein and Jamie Winders. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2013, pp. 198-209.

"Toward a Gendered Historical Geography of North America." In North American Odyssey, edited by Geoffrey Buckley and Craig Colten. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, pp. 291-308.

American Commodities in an Age of Empire, 2008, New York: Routledge.

Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers Make Sense of the World. New York: Guilford Publications, June 2001. Co-authored with Joni Seager.

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