Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking

Jen Gieseking is Visiting Assistant Research Professor at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental psychology. Her dissertation research focused on the production of lesbians’ and queer women’s urban spaces and places in New York City from 1983 to 2008 in order to understand what these shifts say about their changing experiences of justice and oppression. She continued this work by performing a comparison study in Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow. She is interested in the co-production of urban space and identity with a special focus on sexuality and gender; cognitive and mental mapping methodologies; theories of the geographical imagination; the intersection of the productions of history, myth, and memory, space, and time; and expressions and experiences of justice, oppression, and the everyday. She has held fellowships with Macaulay Honors College CUNY as Instructional Technology Fellow, Hunter College CUNY as Writing Fellow, The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, Summer Institute for Geographers of Justice, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellows Program, as well as being the recipient of the CUNY Graduate Center Proshansky Dissertation Award. She is co-editor of People, Place, and Space: A Reader, with William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert which is forthcoming from Routledge.

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