Recent Publications

Edited Volumes

Crane, N. J. and K. Grove. 2018. Political Geography Section – Virtual Issue. Geography Compass.

Crane, N. J. and W. Kusek. 2014. Contemporary Research Strategies in Cultural Geography (special issue). Journal of Cultural Geography 31(2).

Journal articles, essays, and book chapters

Proulx, G. and N. J. Crane. In press. “To see things in an objective light”: the Dakota Access Pipeline and the ongoing construction of settler colonial landscapes. Journal of Cultural Geography.

Crane, N. J. and O. G. Hernández Lara. In press. Politicizing disappearance after Mexico’s “historical” election. Political Geography.

Heili, W., Xu, C., and N. J. Crane. 2019. Placemaking across the digital-physical divide: Location-based mobile gameplay as a relay in the emergence of singularities. In J. Henthorn, A. Kulak, K. Purzycki, and S. Vie, The Pokémon Go Phenomenon: Essays on Public Play in Contested Spaces (pp. 205-219). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Crane, N. J. 2018. Fantasmas, la memoria de 1968 y la forma de la política en medio de la violencia generalizada. In, D. Hernández (ed.), Ejercicios de resistencia. Ciudad de México: Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Crane, N. J. and K. Grove. 2018. Editorial: An active role for political geography in the current conjuncture. Geography Compass. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12410

Crane, N. J. and J. P. Moose. 2018. The Idea of Racial Progress and the Ongoing Racialization of American Landscapes: Rereading Michael Crutcher’s Tremé. Place and Culture: The Newsletter of the Cultural Geography Specialty Group of the AAG, 4-6.

Pearson, Z. and N. J. Crane. 2017. The challenge of feminist political geography to state-centrism in Latin American geography. Journal of Latin American Geography 16(1), 185-193.

Crane, N. J. 2017. Political education in protest camps: spatializing dissensus and reconfiguring places of youth activist ritual in Mexico City. In, G. Brown, A. Feigenbaum, F. Frenzel, and P. McCurdy (eds.), Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures, and Media of Resistance (pp. 371-389). Bristol: Policy Press.

Crane, N. J. 2016. Carlos Fuentes. In, S. Ray et al. (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, DOI: 10.1002/9781119076506.wbeps129

Crane, N. J. 2016. Octavio Paz. In, S. Ray et al. (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, DOI: 10.1002/9781119076506.wbeps288

Crane, N. J. 2015. Politics squeezed through a police state: policing and vinculación in post-1968 Mexico City. Political Geography 47, 1-10.

Crane, N. J. and W. Kusek. 2014. Embracing Dissensus: Reflections on Contemporary Research Strategies in Cultural Geography. Journal of Cultural Geography 31(2), 121-126.

Crane, N. J. 2014. It could be and could have been otherwise: For a Non-Euclidean Engagement with Mexico City’s ’68. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13(4), 609-621.

Crane, N. J. 2014. Performing State Repression in the Zócalo, Mexico City, October 2, 2011. FOCUS on Geography 57(3), 139-140.

Crane, N. J. and I. Ashutosh. 2013. A Movement Returning Home? Occupy Wall Street After the Evictions. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies 13(3), 168-172.

Crane, N. J. 2012. Are ‘Other Spaces’ Necessary? Associative Power at the Dumpster. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 11(3), 352-372.

Crane, N. J. 2011. Supporting the Scene in Association with Others: Do-It-Yourselfers and Difference. Fifth Estate, 46(1), 22-23.

Crane, N. J. 2011. Making students’ movements (an essay on Fabio Lanza’s Behind The Gate: Inventing Students in Beijing). Reviews in Cultural Theory, 2(1), 22-25.

Crane, N. J. and Z. Pearson. 2011. Can we get a pub from this? Reflections on competition and the pressure to publish while in graduate school. The Geographical Bulletin, 52(2), 77-80.


Crane, N. J. 2017. Invited review of Markus-Michael Müller’s The Punitive City: Privatized Policing and Protection in Neoliberal Mexico. Journal of Latin American Geography 16(3), 177-179.

Crane, N. J. 2017. Invited commentary in the book review forum on Simon Springer’s The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Towards Spatial Emancipation. The AAG Review of Books 5(4), 285-287.

Crane, N. J. 2016. Review of Stuart Aitken’s The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation: Young People’s Engagement, Activism and Aesthetics. Emotion, Space and Society 21, 3-4.

Crane, N. J. 2015. Invited Review of Mark Purcell’s The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy. Social & Cultural Geography 16(8), 991-992.

Crane, N. J. 2015. Invited Review of Mustafa Dikeç’s Space, Politics and Aesthetics. Space and Polity 19(2), 206-208.

Crane, N. J. 2013. Review of Edward McCaughan’s Art and social movements: cultural politics in Mexico and Aztlán. e-misférica 10(1).

Crane, N. J. 2011. Review of John Ross’ El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City. Human Geography, 4(2), 133-35.

Crane, N. J. 2011. Review of Peter Hopkins’ Young People, Place and Identity. Journal of Cultural Geography, 28(2), 370-71.