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From Nature Sanctuary to "National Dump": A Walk through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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2013-January-01
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This paper is inspired by the literal intersection of two walking bodies, the hiker and the migrant, in the "Most Dangerous Park In America." In Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, located on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, while the National...

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Hollaback!: Challenging Street Harassment and Gendered Access to Public Space in New York City

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2013-January-01
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Street harassment, or sexual harassment in public places, is widely experienced by women and queer individuals as they move through cities across the globe. As a form of gender-based violence, street harassment prevents those who experience it from full participation...

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Scripting (In)security: Cartographic Violence and Performances of Securitization in the Western Sahara

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2014-January-01
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Throughout the forty-year conflict over the Western Sahara, the United States has supported Morocco's occupation of the disputed territory. This overall policy has remained relatively consistent over time, yet constantly subjected to contestation. The debates over policy and various modes...

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Speed as Signifier: McDonald's as a Contested Space

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2015-January-01
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Those who control spaces are able to regulate what moves through them and the speed at which they do so; as such, space has a tendency of being reorganized in favor of those who move more quickly at greater expenditures...

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Stripping Autonomy: Coloniality and the Production of Territory vis-à-vis Canada's Exotic Dancer Visa Program

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2014-January-01
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This paper traces the making and unmaking of a unique former temporary visa program in Canada: the Exotic Dancer Visa Program. Using theories of territory and colonialism, I imaginatively analyze the construction of the Canadian state and migrant exotic dancer...

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The Politics of Mobility: Study Abroad in an Era of Climate Change

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2020-January-01
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This paper explores the fundamental tension between mobility and the environmental consequences of the transportation that allows for that movement, zeroing in on the paradox of studying abroad in order to learn about climate or environmental sciences. With this, I...

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Whose 'Nature' is it in? The Navajo Generating Station and the Politics of Nature, Space and Colonialism in Northern Arizona

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2015-January-01
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Page, Arizona is home to the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant that provides the power for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and other consumers of electricity in the Southwest. Though the plant is not owned by the Navajo...

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