Assistant 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, sustainable food and agriculture, environmental politics, and sustainable tourism. The majority of his research and teaching is focused on the city of Austin and surrounding areas. Long lives in Georgetown, Texas.
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
August 01, 2011 - present
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, J. 2014. Constructing the Narrative of the Sustainability Fix: Sustainability, social justice, and representation in Austin, TX. Urban Studies 24(1): DOI: 10.1177/0042098014560501
- Long, J., Vogelaar, A., Hale, B. 2013. Toward Sustainable Educational Travel. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 22(3): 421-439.
- Long, J., & 2012 Senior Environmental Studies Capstone. 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.
- Long, Joshua. 2013. The Mapmaker. End of Austin Project (1)1. http://endofaustin.com/2013/01/10/josh-longs-post/
- Long, Joshua. Honor Leslie by Helping End Austin Homelessness, Austin American Statesman (March 13, 2012).
- Long, Joshua. Detroit's Demise Sets up Rebirth from Grassroots. Guest Editorial, Bloomberg-Businessweek (April 6, 2011).
Publications and Professional Papers (Not peer-reviewed):
- “Public Outreach: Engaging the New Narrative of Waller Creek.” Companion Document, Waller Creek Redesign Competition. Michael Van Valkenburgh, Inc.
- “Honor Leslie by Helping End Austin Homelessness.” Austin American Statesman (March 13, 2012).
- “Detroit’s Demise Sets Up Rebirth From Grassroots: Joshua Long.” Bloomberg-Businessweek (April 6, 2011).
- Joshua Long and Meije Gernez. “Franklin College Sustainable Garden Project: A Franklin Sustainability Initiative” (Approved, April 2010).
Seminars & Presentations
· “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.
· “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