Joshua Long

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Long coorganized three special sessions on Austin with Eliot Tretter (University of Calgary) for the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. Associate Professor of Sociology Reggie Byron, Professor of Sociology Maria Lowe, Associate Professor of Anthropology Brenda Sendejo, and Simone Yoxall, class of 2019, presented in these sessions. Long also presented a paper in this session titled “Austin in the Era of Climate Urbanism.”

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Expertise

Urban Studies, Environmental Politics and Policy, Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Spatial Theory and Place-Based Studies, Sustainability Discourses

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.

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

Honors

  • 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
  • Graduate Commencement Speaker, University of Kansas Dept. of Geography, 2008
  • 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.

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

    Honors

    • 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
    • Graduate Commencement Speaker, University of Kansas Dept. of Geography, 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., & Rice, J. L. (2018). From sustainable urbanism to climate urbanism. Urban 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, 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.
    • 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.