Dr John   Carr
Senior Lecturer

Dr John Carr

PhD: Geography, University of Washington

Juris Doctor: University of Texas School of Law

B.A.: Philosophy (Honors), Trinity University

Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages

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.

 

Phone
+61-2-9385-2313
Location
Morven Brown 363

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Milstein T, 2021, 'Manatees and fossil fuel power plants: The paradox of endangered species laws', in Freedman E; Shipley Hiles S; Sachsman D (ed.), Communicating Endangered Species: Extinction, News, and Public Policy
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr John Carr
    Milstein T; Carr J; Castro Sotomayor J; Thomas M, 2021, 'Rewilding Environmental Communication through Transformative Teaching', in Takahashi B; Metag J; Thaker J; Evans Comfort S (ed.), ICA-Routledge Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication, Routledge, London
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Milstein T, 2020, 'Political Identity as Ecocultural Survival Strategy', in Milstein T; Castro-Sotomayor J (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Ecocultural Identity, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351068840
    Edited Books | 2020
    Dr John Carr
    Milstein T; Castro-Sotomayor J, (ed.), 2020, Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity, Routledge, London, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351068840
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2013, 'Making urban politics go away: the role of legally mandated planning processes in occluding city-level power', in Davidson M; Martin D (ed.), Urban Politics: Critical Approaches, SAGE Publications Limited, pp. 112 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526402158.n7
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2011, 'Whose public space? The political geography of skateboarding.', in Brown M; Morrill R (ed.), Seattle Geographies, pp. 97 - 100
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2009, 'Foucault’s archeology and geneology', in Foss K; Littlejohn S (ed.), Encyclopedia of Communication Theory, SAGE
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Dr John Carr
    Herbert S; Carr J; Erikson K, 2006, 'The scales of justice: federal-local tensions in the “War on Terror.”', in McGoldrick SK; McArdle S (ed.), Uniform Behavior Police Localism and National Politics, Macmillan, pp. 231 - 253
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Milstein T, 2021, '“See nothing but beauty”: The shared work of making anthropogenic destruction invisible to the human eye', Geoforum, vol. 122, pp. 183 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.04.013
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Dionisio R, 2021, 'The prismatic immersion of urban ruins: A framework for the integration of ruins’ multiple geographies in urban regeneration', Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Milstein T, 2018, 'Keep Burning Coal or the Manatee Gets It: Rendering the Carbon Economy Invisible through Endangered Species Protection', Antipode, vol. 50, pp. 82 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anti.12355
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Dionisio MR, 2017, 'Flexible spaces as a “third way” forward for planning urban shared spaces', Cities, vol. 70, pp. 73 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.06.009
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr John Carr
    Carr JN, 2017, 'Skateboarding in dude space: The roles of space and sport in constructing gender among adult skateboarders', Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 34, pp. 25 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2016-0044
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2016, 'The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography', Geographical Review, vol. 106, pp. E4 - E6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12116.x
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Dickinson E; McKinnon SL; Chávez KR, 2016, 'Kiva's Flat, Flat World: Ten Years of Microcredit in Cyberspace', Globalizations, vol. 13, pp. 143 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2015.1062603
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Vallor S; Freundschuh S; Gannon WL; Zandbergen P, 2014, 'Hitting the moving target: challenges of creating a dynamic curriculum addressing the ethical dimensions of geospatial data', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 38, pp. 444 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.936313
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2014, 'Introduction: towards a methodology for teaching the ethics of geocoded data privacy', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 38, pp. 441 - 443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.971402
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr John Carr
    McKinnon SL; Dickinson E; Carr JN; Chávez KR, 2013, 'Kiva.org, Person-to-Person Lending, and the Conditions of Intercultural Contact', Howard Journal of Communications, vol. 24, pp. 327 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10646175.2013.805983
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2012, 'Public input/elite privilege: The use of participatory planning to reinforce urban geographies of power in seattle', Urban Geography, vol. 33, pp. 420 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272-3638.33.3.420
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2012, 'Activist research and city politics: Ethical lessons from youth-based public scholarship', Action Research, vol. 10, pp. 61 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476750311414739
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2012, 'No Laughing Matter: The Power of Cyberspace to Subvert Conventional Media Gatekeepers', International Journal of Communication, vol. 6, pp. 2825 - 2845, https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/1317/826
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J, 2010, 'Legal geographies-skating around the edges of the law: Urban skateboarding and the role of law in determining young Peoples' place in the city', Urban Geography, vol. 31, pp. 988 - 1003, http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272-3638.31.7.988
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr John Carr
    Carr J; Brown E; Herbert S, 2009, 'Inclusion under the law as exclusion from the city: Negotiating the spatial limitation of citizenship in Seattle', Environment and Planning A, vol. 41, pp. 1962 - 1978, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a41196
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr John Carr
    Howard PN; Carr JN; Milstein T, 2005, 'Digital technology and the market for political surveillance', Surveillance and Society, vol. 3, pp. 59 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.24908/ss.v3i1.3320

Awards

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

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