Jordan successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on March 10, 2020 and is currently on the job market.
Cultural-historical geography, critical race theory, geographies of memory and the memorial landscape, critical toponymy, settler colonialism, Black Geographies, Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Brazil, U.S. South
- Ph.D. Geography w/ Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies, 2020 (Expected), University of Tennessee-Knoxville
- M.S. Geography, Oklahoma State University, 2016
- B.S. Geosciences w/ minors in Archaeology and Environment & Human Society, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014
- GEOG 101 World Regional Geography, University of Tennessee
- GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography, Pellissippi State Community College
- GEOG 131 (Laboratory Instructor) Geography of the Natural Environment, University of Tennessee
- Brazilian Portuguese: ILR Level 2 (Low-advanced proficiency)
- Brasher, J.P. Forthcoming. Positionality and participatory ethics in the Global South: Critical reflections on and lessons learned from fieldwork failure. Journal of Cultural Geography. Conditionally accepted for publication on August 1, 2019.
- Brasher, J.P. 2019. Contesting the Confederacy: Mobile memory and the making of Black Geographies in Brazil. FOCUS on Geography Vol. 62. Published online on December 30, 2019. DOI: 10.21690/foge/2019.62.8f.
- Frazier, A., B. Hemingway, and J.P. Brasher. 2019. Land surface heterogeneity and tornado occurrence: an analysis of Tornado Alley and Dixie Alley. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk 10(1): 1475-1492. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2019.1583292.
- Brasher, J.P., D.H. Alderman, and A. Subanthore. 2018. Was Tulsa’s Brady Street really renamed? Racial (in)justice, memory-work, and neoliberalism’s mandate of least disruption. Social & Cultural Geography. Published online first, 1-22, DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2018.1550580.
- Brasher, J.P., D.H. Alderman, and J.F.J. Inwood. 2017. Applying critical race and memory studies to university place naming controversies: Toward a responsible landscape policy. Papers in Applied Geography 3(3-4): 292-307. DOI: 10.1080/23754931.2017.1369892.
- Mathews, A. and J.P. Brasher. 2016. The use of place and geography to market wine in Oklahoma. Journal of Wine Research 27(4): 300-321. DOI: 10.1080/09571264.2016.1211512
- Allen, D. and J.P. Brasher. “#ChangetheDamnName: MTSU Student Activism Against Forrest Hall, White Supremacy, and a Reparative Approach to Heritage Preservation.” The Activist History Review. November 22, 2019.
- Brasher, J.P. and D.H. Alderman. “A Confederate statue graveyard could help bury the Old South.” The Conversation (US). July 26, 2019.
- Brasher, J.P. “Brazil’s long, strange love affair with the Confederacy ignites racial tension.” The Conversation (US). May 6, 2019. (Republished in Salon, Quartz, Gazeta do Povo, Public Radio International, Houston Chronicle, and other outlets).
- Brasher, J.P. and D.H. Alderman. “Legal battle over Franklin Confederate statue shows the power of place.” The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee). March 6, 2019.
- Brasher, J.P. “Knoxville should erect monument to Maurice Mays.” Knoxville News-Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee). February 7, 2017.
- Brasher, J.P. “Changing Forrest Hall name just a start.” Daily News Journal. (Murfreesboro, Tennessee). October 7, 2016. (Republished in USA Today, Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Cruces Sun News, and other outlets).
- John Fraser Hart Award, $2,000 Award for Best PhD Student Paper in the Graduate Honors Competition at the 2019 Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG) Annual Meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina.
- US National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship Awardee. $26,900 Award for Portuguese language study and dissertation field research in Americana, São Paulo, Brazil. 2018-2019 Academic Year.
- Thomas Fellowship. $10,000 for field research in Americana, São Paulo, Brazil. 2018-2019 Academic Year.
- K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs. $5,000 Award for dissertation fieldwork in Americana, São Paulo, Brazil. 2018-2019 Academic Year.
- University of Tennessee’s Chancellor Top-Off Fellowship (x5). $7,500 Awarded. 2017-2019 Academic Years.
- Stewart K. McCroskey Memorial Fund (x4). $1,800 Awarded for conference travel and research. Received in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018.
- Oklahoma State University’s International Studies and Outreach Study Abroad Scholarship. $750 Award for 2015-2016 Academic Year.
- Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship. $1,000 Award for 2015-2016 Academic Year to study abroad in Morocco.
- Most Outstanding First Year Master’s Student in Geography at Oklahoma State University. $2,000 Award for 2014-2015 Academic Year.
- Robert E. Norris Conference Travel Award (x2). $500 Award for conference travel. Received Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
- Cultural Geography Student of the Year at Middle Tennessee State University. 2013-2014 Academic Year.
- Von Humboldt Award for Most Outstanding Geography Student at Middle Tennessee State University. $300 Award for 2012-2013 Academic Year.