UW Bothell Alert

The SR-522/I-405 exit ramp to the south entrance of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus will be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17 until further notice. Drivers are advised to take the Beardslee exit (195th street) as an alternative.


Office of Research

Critical Geographies of Place, Culture, and Cities

We will pursue several overlapping interests. Broadly speaking, we will focus on the intersections among cultural, social, political-economic, and historical-geographical processes in space. Alongside pertinent theoretical considerations, we will collaboratively explore how our different methodological approaches (spanning discourse analysis, ethnography, GIS and Geo-visualization, and other qualitative methods) could be integrated to produce innovative research and teaching on these topics. Integral to these ends, we will identify and pursue opportunities for place-based/community engaged collaborative research in the Seattle metro area and beyond.


  1. To begin a theoretically grounded and methodologically diverse discussion of critical urban geographical issues among UWB/IAS faculty with different but overlapping research agendas
  2. To locate collaborative methodological intersections between our work
  3. To pursue opportunities to leverage goals A and B into innovative, community engaged teaching and research.

Current Members:

Christian Anderson, Benjamin Gardner, and Jin-Kyu Jung

Lead Contact:

Christian Anderson CAnderson2@uwb.edu