PhD: Geography, University of Washington
Juris Doctor: University of Texas School of Law
B.A.: Philosophy (Honors), Trinity University
Dr. John Carr is an urban and legal geographer whose work focuses on the intersections of urban geography, law, planning, and human and non-human environments. In particular, his research seeks to address the questions that can only be answered by bridging the gaps among different disciplines. Much of his research is based in community-based and participatory methodologies. In addition to his PhD in Geography from the University of Washington he also holds a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. For more than a decade, he practiced law in the areas of civil rights and complex litigation before entering academia.
Visiting Scholar. University of Tasmania, School of Land and Food. Hobart, Australia. April-July 2016.
Erskine Fellow. University of Canterbury, Department of Geography. Christchurch, New Zealand. February-April 2016.
Outstanding Teacher of the Year. University of New Mexico. Highest pre-tenure university-wide teaching award. 2013