Mona Domosh

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Geography

  • Joan P. and Edward J. Foley Jr. 1933 Professorship

I am a cultural-historical geographer, with research interests in four main areas: 1) exploring the cultural/historical geographies of the making of American empires; 2) examining in what ways ideas of femininity, masculinity, consumption, and "whiteness" played into the crucial shift from American nation-building to empire-building during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; 3) understanding the connections between gender, class and the cultural formation of large American cities in the 19th century, particularly in regard to such critical but vexing distinctions as consumption/production, public/private, masculine/feminine; and 4) exploring feminist perspectives, theory, and methodology in relationship to matters of space and place.

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Fairchild, Room 119
HB 6017




  • B.A. Clark University
  • M.A. Clark University
  • Ph.D. Clark University

Selected Publications

  • “Race, Biopolitics, and Liberal Development from the Jim Crow South to Postwar Africa,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, published online:

  • A Conversation between Mona Domosh and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future on Gender, Place and Culture’s 25th Anniversary,” Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 4-12.  With Kanchana N. Rumanpura

  • "Practising Development at Home: Race, Gender, and the 'Development' of the American South," Antipode, 2015, DOI:10.1111/anti.12138 

  • “Genealogies of Race, Gender, and Place,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2017, Vol. 107, No. 3, pp. 765-778.

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