Susan W. Hardwick, Ph.D.  
Professor Emeritus
Department of Geography
Condon Hall 175
1251 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1251
E-Mail: susanh@uoregon.edu
Fax: (541) 346-2067

Winter Term '11 - Office Hours:   
I'll be in my office in Condon Hall regularly by appt. this term.  My scheduled classes meet on TTh from 10-11:20 a.m. and 2-3:20 p.m (so it usually works best for me to meet sometime between these two time slots - or after 3:30 p.m. if necessary). 

This web page is linked to other sites with additional information about my research and teaching activities here in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. I'll be attaching the syllabi for my two classes next term asap.  Please feel free to check in by e-mail or text me at 541-206-8540 if you'd like to schedule an advising appointment to talk about research, teaching, travel opportunities, or other ideas or issues.

Winter 2011 classes:

I'm teaching GEOG 208: "Geography of the US and Canada" and GEOG 4/542: "Urban Geography" during winter term.  Throughout the year, I also actively participate in campus and community life as an informal advisor for undergraduate students interested in K-12 teaching careers as well as ongoing MA and Ph.D. students doing research on immigration issues and cultural landscapes; identity, race, and place in the U.S. and Canada; and geographic education. 


Current research projects:

I'm a human geographer interested in the geography of immigration;the construction of cultural and social landscapes (especially urban landscapes); and race, ethnicity, and place. Currently, most of my work focuses on issues related to immigrants and refugees in the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. and in Canada. At the present time, I'm involved in two primary research projects. The first is documenting and analyzing the transnational identities and migration and settlement experiences of U.S.-born immigrants  in Canada from the Vietnam War-era to the present day. The second project is examining 'the Oregon way' as a unique and innovative model for the integration of newly arriving immigrants and refugees.

I also have the pleasure this year of once again working with a promising group of Oregon graduate students. They came to Eugene from places such as Australia and Canada, as well as the states of Ohio, Nevada, Idaho, California, and Illinois. All are engaged in exciting projects of their own on topics such as the transnational social networks and the 'habitus' of Soviet Jews in the Rust Belt, the impacts of climate change on the local culture of the Inuit in northern Quebec,Tibetan diasporic identities,  Basque identity and ethnic tourism in the arid U.S. West, and geographic education. 

On the geo-ed front, I'm very excited to be working on a project with the National Geographic Society (recently fully funded by the National Science Foundation) during the next few years. This "Roadmap to Geography Project" is aimed at providing support and materials for geographic education to the K-12 community all across the nation - especially teachers, students, parents and administrators.

I'm also pleased to report that my collaborative five-year (!) project funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the Oregon University State system wrapped up last year. The outcomes of our project continue in earnest under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn Olson of the UO College of Education in enthusiastic support of teachers in rural Oregon Schools.

 

And finally (duh duh)...more than you ever wanted to know about my academic experiences, publications, projects, and  research and teaching efforts (!) are provided on my attached curriculum vita. Feel free to take a look at this is you're having a sleepless night.  And do feel free to set up an appointment sometime if you'd like to discuss research or teaching ideas - or the excitement of being a geographer.

 

Go Ducks!

 


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