This is the blog of Dr. Nicholas Jon Crane, an Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming, where I am associated faculty with the Global and Area Studies program and the program in Latina/o Studies. I also serve on the advisory board for UW’s Social Justice Research Center.
My research projects include 1) an ethnography of ‘social disappearance’ and social mobilization in Estado de México (with Oliver Gabriel Hernández Lara, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México), 2) an ethnography of youth protest and memory in post-1968 Mexico City, and 3) an action-research project with young social justice organizers in Ohio. I am also the Political Geography Section Editor for the journal Geography Compass.
I am interested to advise graduate students in cultural geography, political geography, cultural studies, and/or on themes in the regional geography of Latin America.
This is a work blog. The name refers to Octavio Paz’s “critique of the pyramid” in Posdata. Most of the posts on this blog relate to my research and teaching. In some, I informally discuss debates or reading. In others, I follow current events, typically focusing on where I am living or working. I also post publication opportunities or calls for participation in conferences that will likely be of interest to readers of the blog.
For an updated CV, click here. I also have academia.edu, researchgate, and scholar.google profiles on which some of my published work is available to read. Feel free to contact me by email: email@example.com.