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: Photography
All the photographs are about found objects — shotgun shells from a Border Patrol shooting range, a soccer ball, a boot, a Spanish translation of Doctor Zhivago — that are banal but laden with meaning. I’m always on the lookout for the anomalous…. It … Continue reading
Has Art itself become a mere outtake, a long footnote to the human history? In the United States it is technology, not culture, that is regarded to be a space for innovations. Art, it seems, has overstayed its welcome. But … Continue reading
Mashable calls itself “a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world.” (Mashable web site, footer, retrieved January 24, … Continue reading
It occurs to me that I have always viewed the world as a child views a kitchen counter-top: on my toes, peering over a divide, trying to see what goes on where I am not even thought of.
» From Evelyn Shih’s “Sidewalks,” on the blog Photopos: “As I delve back further into my photographic archive, I feel more acutely what was always true of this blog: that we write of the absent, of the past. That photography cannot escape … Continue reading
[View larger image on Flickr.] The idea of Oregon is a slippery one. Much of the population is concentrated in the western third of the state, primarily in the Portland metropolitan region and the fertile, lush Willamette Valley to its … Continue reading
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
[View image larger on Flickr.] On June 24, 2011, Amtrak’s California Zephyr sped through the Nevada Desert near the station point of Ocala, between the towns of Fernley and Lovelock. A truck driver on US 95, however, must have been oblivious to … Continue reading
Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs By Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton. W. W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110; wwnorton.com; 7.3 x 9.4 x 1.2 in; hardcover; 288 pages, 2 b/w photos; $39.95 The act of collecting … Continue reading
Interested in the past, present, and future of streetcars in Portland? Since late last year, the Architectural Heritage Center has been celebrating the city’s streetcars, first with “Streetcars Build a City”, an exhibit of streetcar artifacts, as well as with … Continue reading