Lecture Times and Locations:
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
141 McCone Hall
253 Evans Hall
Note that I do not respond to student emails on the weekends.
"I really liked the expertise of the instructors and how they were authentic, open, and approachable"
—CCM474A Civic Advocacy
Marylhurst University, Spring 2012
"...a very engaging approach and encouraged students to be co-instructors"
—CCM 366E Intermediate Social Media
Marylhurst University, Spring 2012
Hollywood: The Place, the Fantasy, the Industry, Dr. Kathleen Moran. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the intersection of geography, economics, and popular culture in 20th century Southern California.
American Cultural Landscapes, 1990-Present, Acting Instructor. This course explores the relationship between landscape, the built environment, and American cultures.
America at Play (American Studies 10), Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the relationship between American cultures and attitudes and activities of leisure.
At Home in America (American Studies 10), Dr. Kathleen Moran and Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the representation and realities of the American home, including notions of domesticity, ownership, identity, and decline.
Frontiers in American History and Culture (American Studies 10), Dr. Mark Brilliant and Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores different notions of frontier in American history, including the 19th century wilderness, the suburbs, space, and the Internet.
The Birth of Consumer Society (American Studies 101), Dr. Kathleen Moran. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course concentrates on the emergence of U.S. consumer society in the 1880-1914 period.
American Cultural Landscapes: 1600-1900 (Geography 160), Dr. Paul Groth. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course was developed from that taught at Berkeley and Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s by J.B. Jackson
American Cultural Landscapes: 1900-Present (American Studies 112), Dr. Paul Groth. Lead Graduate Student Instructor position. This course was developed from that taught at Berkeley and Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s by J.B. Jackson
Civic Advocacy: Influencing Government for Positive Change (CCM 474A). A workshop on successful negotiation with public sector employees and public officials, using principles of applied conflict principles and linguistics.
Intermediate Social Media (CCM 376E). A workshop on developing a digital presence that supports personal strategic communication goals.
Introduction to Social Media Communications: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, & More (CCM 366E).
ABOUT the ADDENDUM
The Addendum is an occasional blog about cities, culture, books, writing, photography, and painting. Here is where I post my thoughts and reflections, updates about projects I am working on, and other original content.
The blog takes its name from small publications that were inserted into books with corrections, additions, and expansions, allowing a book to be updated without reprinting; The Addendum serves much the same function for this site.
PUBLICATION: The Modern Streetcar: Transit or Time Machine?Fall 2013 It seems like every U.S. city has a modern streetcar project in the works. Are these meaningful additions to the transit landscape, or merely amusement rides for nostalgic tourists? The National Railway Historical Society gave an entire issue of the Bulletin to examine these issues.
Category Archives: Cities
Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) from Repazzo on Vimeo.
What anti-urbanists seem to forget is that most of the great creations of humanity were not solitary, but socially constructed, and that such things require the development of relationships, the in-person interaction even in (or, perhaps, especially in) a digitally-mediated … Continue reading
Finals day is tough for students, but it is tough in an entirely different way for those who, like me, teach. I do not mean the grueling hours of early mornings and lengthy grading days that come after finals—though to … Continue reading
I have not been to Vancouver, in any meaningful sense, in five years. By Vancouver I mean the real one, the one that in the states (and only in the states) we append with “B.C.” in order to distinguish it … Continue reading
In Oregon, I have this silly game I play regarding license plates. In 1960, the state issued its first and only slogan-bearing license plate. Yellow letters, blue background, and along the lower edge the phrase “Pacific Wonderland.” They lasted but … Continue reading
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So just what are cultural landscape studies? As the study of them plays a significant role in my academic work, I get asked this question a lot, so I felt I should try and answer it here. Consider this, then, the most cursory of … Continue reading
The Bay Area is big. It sprawls. People here like to look down their noses as Los Angeles, like to sneer about how auto-oriented they are, and yet for all the public transit here the Bay Area is a truly … Continue reading
There are times, living in the Bay Area, that I feel like I am not from Portland, Oregon, but Portland, Maine. Sitting in bars with ears wide open, holding conversations with others at the university, or talking with California colleagues, … Continue reading
Historic preservation is difficult under even the most ideal conditions, but it is all the more difficult when the subject is—important or not—odd or obscure. Thus we have the case of the last dual gauge streetcar track in Portland. Its … Continue reading