Joshua Long

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Long  published an article in the journal Politics and Governance  titled “Crisis Capitalism and Climate Finance: The Framing, Monetizing, and Orchestration of Resilience-Amidst-Crisis.”

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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.