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 age are a requirement for trust. And those relationships are simply far harder to initiate when the built environment provides hinderances and barriers that reduce interaction to the intentional and reduce the possibility of the serendipitous.
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.