Joseph Nevins

Professor of Geography

Joseph Nevins was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and received his PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include socioterritorial boundaries and mobility, violence and inequality, and political ecology; he has conducted research in East Timor, Mexico, the United States-Mexico border region, and the Greater Boston area.

BA, Middlebury College; MA, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
At Vassar since 2003


Ely Hall
Box 66

Selected Publications


Selected academic journal articles and book chapters

Grants, Fellowships, Honors, Awards

Joseph Nevins researches ties between the United Fruit Company and Boston
Joseph Nevins, Professor of Geography, is an awardee of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) for 2022.  Professor Nevins’s fellowship will allow for eight weeks of archival research this summer on the ties between the United Fruit Company and Boston, where the corporation was founded and headquartered.

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