Joshua Long

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Long  was quoted in an article published in Utility Dive  in which he discussed the role of Southwestern University and SEAK (Students for Environmental Activism and Knowledge) in Georgetown’s transition to 100% renewable energy. Read the article here.

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Expertise

Urban Studies, Environmental Politics and Policy, Climate Justice, Spatial Theory and Place-Based Studies, Sustainability Discourses

Joshua Long is an interdisciplinary human geographer with research interests in climate justice, critical sustainability, urban studies, place-based studies, and environmental justice. 

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

Honors

  • Helen Ruth Aspaas SAGE Innovator in Geography Award, 2019
  • Southwestern University Teaching Award, 2018
  • Southwestern University Advising Award, 2013
  • Nominated for National Council on Public History Book Award, 2010
  • Carlin Graduate Teaching Award, University of Kansas, 2008
  • Joshua Long is an interdisciplinary human geographer with research interests in climate justice, critical sustainability, urban studies, place-based studies, and environmental justice. 

    He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

    Honors

    • Helen Ruth Aspaas SAGE Innovator in Geography Award, 2019
    • Southwestern University Teaching Award, 2018
    • Southwestern University Advising Award, 2013
    • Nominated for National Council on Public History Book Award, 2010
    • Carlin Graduate Teaching Award, University of Kansas, 2008
  • Academic Books:

    • 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. and Rice, J. 2020. Climate Urbanism: Crisis, Capitalism, and Intervention. Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2020.1841470
    • Long, J. Rice, J. and Levenda, A. 2020. Climate Urbanism and the Implications for Climate Apartheid in Castan Broto, V., Robin, E. and While, A. (Eds.) Climate Urbanism: Toward a Critical Research Agenda. AG Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.
    • Hudler, K., Dennis, L., DiNella, M., Ford, N., Mendez, J., & Long, J. 2019. Intersectional sustainability and student activism: A framework for achieving social sustainability on university campusesEducation, Citizenship and Social Justice, DOI: 1746197919886860.
    • Rice, J. L., Cohen, D. A., Long, J., & Jurjevich, J. R. (2019) Contradictions of the Climate‐Friendly City: New Perspectives on Eco‐Gentrification and Housing JusticeInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research.http://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12740
    • Long, J. & Kincaid, P. (2018). A Red City Goes Green: The Renewable Energy Partnership of Georgetown, Texas and Southwestern University. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 11 (6): 298-306.
    • Long, J., & Rice, J. L. (2018). From sustainable urbanism to climate urbanismUrban Studies, DOI: 0042098018770846.
    • 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, J. (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, J. (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, J. (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, J. and R. D. 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.
    • Keynote Address, “From Climate Urbanism to Climate Apartheid,” at the New Climate Urbanism Conference. (September 2019). Presented at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK with Jennifer L. Rice.
    • Invited Panelist. “Increasing the Participation and Validation of Geographers at Underrepresented Institutions: Research Strategies” (April 2019). The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Washington D.C.
    • Theorizing the Just City in the Era of Climate Change (April 2019). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Washington D.C.
    • Panelist, Increasing the Participation and Validation of Geographers at Underrepresented Institutions: Research Strategies (April 2019). The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Washington D.C.
    • Austin in the Era of Climate Urbanism. (2018). Presented at the Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference in Austin, Texas.
    • Climate Urbanism and Eco-Apartheid. (2018). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New Orleans, LA.
    • Panelist, The Urban Material Politics of Decarbonization and Resilience. (2018). The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New Orleans, LA
    • Panelist, Liminality and the Search for the New Austin Bohemianism. (2018). Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, Austin, TX.
    • Sustainability at Southwestern: Five Years of the SU Capstone Experience. (2017). Co-Presenter, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • 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. (20130. 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.

In the News

  • In Good Company: Building a Climate of Sustainability at SU

    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Southwestern Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Long explores the social-justice impacts of cities implementing climate-resilient policy and planning.