Darius Scott

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Geography

My research focuses on the stories people tell about the places they live, move through, and seek to dismantle. In practice, I consult oral histories and personal narratives in order to foreground localized Black senses of place in, typically rural and Southern (U.S.), distorting milieus of anti-black violence and sexual stigma. My work engages with ongoing discussions in Black studies, queer studies, public health, and Black geographies.


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  • B.A. Morehouse College
  • Ph. D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Center for Health Equity Research, UNC School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Scott, Darius. Oral history and emplacement in ‘nowhere at all:’ the role of personal and family narratives in rural black community-building. Social & Cultural Geography. 20 (8): 1094-1113. 2019.

  • Scott, Darius. Intergenerationality, family narratives, and black geographic space in rural North Carolina. Gender, Place, & Culture. 27 (7): 984-1006. 2020.

  • Scott, Darius. Stress and coping amongst cisgender male partners of transgender women. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 2020.

  • Scott, Darius. Stigma in place: Black gay men's experiences of the rural South. Health & Place. 68. 2021.

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