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Jordan Brasher

Jordan successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on March 10, 2020 and is currently on the job market.

Specialties:

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

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Educational Background:

  • 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

Courses Taught:

  • 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

Language Skills:

  • Brazilian Portuguese: ILR Level 2 (Low-advanced proficiency)

Publications:

  • 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

Public Writing:

Awards:

  • 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.

Contact Information

Email: jbrashe3@vols.utk.edu

Jordan is currently on the job market.