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Joseph Nevins Professor of Geography and Director of Independent Program

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, and the United States-Mexico border region.

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

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Courses

  • GEOG/LALS 246 The U.S.-Mexico Border: Capital, State, and Nation

Selected Publications

Books

Selected academic journal articles and book chapters

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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, and the United States-Mexico border region. His courses include: Geographies of Mass Violence; the Political Geography of Human Rights; Population, Resources and Sustainable Development; and Lines, Fences and Walls: The Partitioning of the Global Landscape. His non-academic writings have appeared in print and online in a variety of publications including Al Jazeera English, CounterPunch, Boston Review, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, NACLA Report on the Americas, The Nation, Tikkun, The Washington Post, and Z Magazine.