Geography Welcomes Treva Ellison

Treva Ellison is an inter-disciplinary scholar whose research focuses on criminalization, carceral geographies, and social movements in the United States with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. Treva’s writing appears in places such as Transgender Studies Quarterly, Feminist Wire, and Scholar and Feminist Online. Treva is currently working on their manuscript project, Towards a Politics of Perfect Disorder: Carceral Geographies, Queer Criminality, and Other Ways to Be, which historicizes the production of and resistance to queer criminality in Los Angeles in order to examine the dynamic interplay between criminalization, identity politics, and place-making. Treva earned their doctorate in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California in 2015.