Center for Spatial Analysis
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Courses I Teach at OU
Research and Teaching Interests
My interests explore the links between nationalism, geopolitics and information and communication technologies (ICTs.) As technology is a social structure, using ICTs can foster new forms of identity, new forms of conflict, and direct challenges to the power of the state to maintain control of space, territory, and societies.
I also have interests in economic geography, in particular the use of ICTs to change place images and foster both foreign direct investment and tourism flows. Additional work on credit union fields of membership has yielded several presentations and publications.
Additionally, I started as a geography major near the end of the Cold War, and thus specialized in what was then termed Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and continue to have an active interest in the region. Examples of research publications and presentations can be found in my CV.
Indian Blanket with Moth and Beetle, May 2007. Little Sahara State Park, Oklahoma. Photo by Darren Purcell
News - From Many Sides
The Economist - Libertarian
The Nation - Progressive
The Weekly Standard - Conservative
Marketplace.org - Public Radio International's Business Programs
Sports and Humor
Pearls Before Swine - Dark Humor
CNNSI - Free Content, and Frank Deford's columns call out the best and worst of sport.
Over the Hedge - Suburbs meet the wilderness