Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Areas of expertise
Environmental Politics and Policy
Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Spatial Theory and Place-Based Studies
Joshua Long is an interdisciplinary human geographer with research interests in sustainability, urban studies, place-based studies, and environmental and social justice. The majority of his research and teaching is focused on critical urban sustainability with a focus on Austin, Texas.
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
August 01, 2011 - present
Contributor, USDOT Smart Cities Challenge, Austin (2016)
Consultant, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (Fall 2012)
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Social Sciences, Franklin College Switzerland (2009-2011)
Visiting Professor of Geography, Mount Holyoke College (2008-2009)
- Long, Joshua. 2010. Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
- Long, Joshua. 2017. Liminality and the Search for the New Austin Bohemianism. In Freeman L. & Bingham, S. (eds.) The Bohemian South. Chapel Hill: UNC Press.
- Long, Joshua. 2016. Helping Students Envision Environmental Justice in the Sustainable City. Chapter 30 (227-232) in Byrne, Loren (ed.) Learner-centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. New York. Springer International Publishing.
- Long, J. 2014. Constructing the Narrative of the Sustainability Fix: Sustainability, social justice, and representation in Austin, TX. Urban Studies 53(1): 149-172.
- Long, J., Vogelaar, A., Hale, B. 2013. Toward Sustainable Educational Travel. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 22(3): 421-439.
- Long, J., & Senior Environmental Studies Capstone. 2013. Toward an applied methodology for price comparison studies of farmers' markets and competing retailers at the local scale. JAFSCD. http://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2013.033.010
- Hale, B., Long, J., Vogelaar, J. 2013. A Broad Spectrum: Sustainability in Educational Travel. Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 14 (4).
- Long, Joshua. 2013. Sense of Place and Place-Based Activism in the Neoliberal City. City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Policy, Culture, Action 17(1): 52-67.
- Long, Joshua. 2011. Entering the New Conversational Marketplace: Narratives of Sustainability and the Success of Farm Direct Markets. Food, Culture and Society 14 (1): 49-69.
- Long, Joshua. 2009. Sustaining Creativity in the Creative Archetype: The Case of Austin, Texas. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning 26 (4): 175-232.
- Larsen, Soren, Curt Sorenson, David McDermott, Joshua Long, Christopher Post. 2007. Rootedness, Sense of Place, and the Politics of Exurban Development in Garden Park, Colorado. The Professional Geographer 59 (4): 421-23.
- Long, Joshua and R. Dawn Hawley. 2006. From Beatniks to Britney and Beyond: The Socio-cultural Evolution of the American Coffeehouse, in Wilson, Leslie ed. Americana: Readings in Popular Culture. Hollywood: Press Americana: 242-50.
Seminars & Presentations
- Theorizing Contradictions in the Climate-Friendly City: Progress and Future Research. 2016. Co-Chair and Presenter, Annual Meeting of the American Assoc. of Geographers, Boston, MA.
- Stop Talking about Hipsters: Hipster Hate and the Sabotage of Real Social Commentary. 2016. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: San Francisco, California.
- Approaches to Teaching Sustainability: Toward Increased Understanding of the Economic and Social Pillars. 2016. Invited Panelists, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: San Francisco, California.
- Sustainability and Displacement: Emerging Patterns of Urban Inequality and Environmental Injustice. 2015. Presented at the Environmental Justice, Collapse, and the Question of Evidence Conference. Lugano, Switzerland.
- Teaching Urban Sustainability: A critical, interdisciplinary approach to pedagogy on the city. 2015. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Chicago, Illinois.
· Toward Sustainable Study Abroad: A Critical Framework. 2014. Presented at the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education: Portland, Oregon.
· Smart Growth and the Neoliberal Sustainability Narrative: The Case of Austin. 2014. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Tampa, Florida.
· Teaching AP Human Geography: Using the City as Text. 2013. Invited Lecture. University of Texas AP Human Geography Seminar. Austin, Texas.
· Teaching Sustainable Agriculture to Undergraduates: A Dialogue. 2013. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Los Angeles, California.
· Chair and Comment: Before the Creative Metropolis: Austin in Historical Context. Urban History Association Conference (2012). New York, New York.
· Practicing Environmental Sustainability in Educational Travel. 2012. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: New York, New York.
· Sense of Place and the Neoliberal City. 2011. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Seattle, Washington.
· Consumer Food Knowledge and the Conversational Marketplace. 2010. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.
· Resistance in the Creative Archetype: Lessons from the ‘Success Story’ of Austin, Texas. 2009. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada.
· Weird City: Cultural and Economic Resistance to Urban Landscape Transformation in Austin, Texas. 2008. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Boston, Massachusetts.
· Creative City Rising: Resistance, Cultural Expression, and the Impact of Creative Strategies in Austin, Texas. 2008. Presented at KU Geography Colloquium: Lawrence, Kansas.
· The Coffee Ritual: From Ancient Ceremony to Contemporary Consumer Fetish. 2007. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: San Francisco, California.
· Corporate, Campus, and Counterculture: An Ethnogeographic Examination of Place Attachment and Culture in the American Coffeehouse. 2005. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Denver, Colorado.
Honors & Awards
- Southwestern University Advising Award, Spr. 2013
- Finalist for Southwestern University Teaching Award: Spr. 2012
- Nominated for National Council on Public History Book Award: October 2010
- Recipient of the 2008 Carlin Graduate Teaching Award, University of Kansas
- Graduate Commencement Speaker, University of Kansas Dept. of Geography: Spr. 2008