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Keith Woodward

Assistant Professor of Geography

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Education

PhD, University of Arizona, 2007

Research Areas

Social Theory
Site Ontology and the Recent Scale Debates
Radical, Critical, and Social Geography
Social Movements and Social Change
Geographies of Affect
The History of Geographic Thought

Current Research

Affect, Direct Action, and Political Ontology
Materialism, Events, and the Philosophy of Conditions
A joint-funded NSF-AHRC grant focusing on contemporary Art-Science collaborations
A book-length project, with Sallie Marston and John Paul Jones III, that develops the site ontology first introduced in our critique of the scale concept, "Human Geography Without Scale"

Courses Taught

Current Year (2014-15):

Fall 2014:
Geog101: Introduction to Human Geography
Geog566: The History of Geographic Thought
Geog901: Space and Social Theory: Deleuze and Geophilosophy

Spring 2015:
Geog301: Geography of Social Organization: Collectivity, Autonomy and Social Change
Geog475: Cinematic Landscapes


Previous Years:
Geog101: Introduction to Human Geography (annual)
Geog301: Geography of Social Organization: Collectivity, Autonomy and Social Change (biennial)
Geog501: Space and Place (biennial)
Geog566: The History of Geographic Thought (biennial)
Geog901: Space and Social Theory: Space, Affect, Percept (Spring 2011)
Geog901: Space and Social Theory: Things and Space (Spring 2012)
Geog901: Space and Social Theory: Anarchist Geographies (Spring 2013)
Geog901: Space and Social Theory: Mind and Ecology (Fall 2013)

Affiliations

The Havens Center
The Center for Visual Cultures
Human Rights Initiative
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Selected Publications

K. Woodward, L. Vigdor, J.P. Jones III, H. Hawkins, S.A. Marston, and D.P. Dixon. Under review. "One Sinister Hurricane: Rethinking Collaborative Visualization," Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

K. Woodward and M. Bruzzone. Under review. "Touching Like a State," Antipode.

K. Woodward. Accepted. "Affect, State Theory, and the Politics of Confusion," Political Geography.

K. Woodward. 2014. “Ethical Spaces,” In Introducing Human Geographies, 3rd ed., P. Cloke, P. Crang and M. Goodwin, eds. New York: Routledge, pp. 899-918.  

K. Woodward. 2013. “Spacing Deconstruction,”  In Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts, M. Caputi and V. Del Casino, eds. New York: Continuum, pp. 224-49.

M. Caputi, V. Del Casino, Jr., and K. Woodward. 2013. “Derrida, Deconstruction, and the University,”  In Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts, M. Caputi and V. Del Casino, eds. New York: Continuum, pp. 13-36.

K. Woodward, J.P. Jones III, and Sallie A. Marston. 2012. "The Politics of Autonomous Space," Progress in Human Geography 36(2): 204-24.

K. Woodward
. 2011. "Affective Life," In A Companion to Social Geography, V. Del Casino, R. Paneli, P. Cloke, and M. Thomas, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 325-25.

J.P. Jones III, S.A. Marston, and K. Woodward. 2011: "Scales and Networks," In A Companion to Human Geography, J.A. Agnew and J.S. Duncan, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 404-14.

K. Woodward, J.P. Jones III, and S.A. Marston. 2010. "Of Eagles and Flies: Orientations Toward the Micro," Area 42(3): 271-80.

K. Woodward. 2010. "Events, Spontaneity and Abrupt Conditions," In Taking-Place: Non-Representational Theories and Geography, B. Anderson and P. Harrison, eds. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 321-40.

K. Woodward and J. Lea. 2010. "Geographies of Affect," In The Sage Handbook of Social Geographies, S. Smith, R. Pain, S.A. Marston and J.P. Jones III, eds. London: Sage, pp. 154-75.

D. Mayer and K. Woodward. 2009. "Composition and Felt Geographies," Composing Other Spaces, J.P. Tassoni and D.R. Powell, eds. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, pp. 103-20.

D. Dixon, K. Woodward, and J.P. Jones, III. 2008. "On the Other Hand…Dialectics," Environment and Planning A, 40(11): 2549-61.

K. Woodward, J.P. Jones, III, and S.A. Marston. 2008. "Downsizing Wal-Mart: A Response to Prytherch," Urban Geography 29(1): 78-84.

J.P. Jones III, K. Woodward, and S.A. Marston. 2007. "Situating Flatness," Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 32(2): 264-76.

S.A. Marston, K. Woodward, and J.P. Jones, III. 2007. "Flattening Ontologies of Globalization: The Nollywood Case," Globalizations 4(1): 45-63. Reprinted in Cultures of Globalization: Coherence, Hybridity, Contestation, K. Archer, M.M. Bosman, M.M. Amen, and E. Schmidt, eds. London: Routledge, pp. 45-63.

C. Lukinbeal, C.B. Kennedy, J.P. Jones, III, J. Finn, K. Woodward, D.Nelson, Z.A. Grant, N. Antonopolis, A. Palos, and C. Atkinson-Palombo. 2007. "Mediated Geographies: Critical Pedagogy and Geographic Education," Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 69: 31-44.

S.A. Marston, J.P. Jones, III, and K. Woodward. 2005. "Human Geography without Scale," Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 30(4): 416-32. Reprinted in Theory and Methods: Critical Essays in Human Geography, C. Philo, ed. Hampshire: Ashgate; Reprinted in Human Geography, Vol. III, D. Gregory and N. Castree, eds. London: Sage.

K. Woodward and J.P. Jones, III. 2005. "On the Border with Deleuze and Guattari," In B/ordering Space, H. van Houtum, O. Kramsch, and W. Zierhofer, eds. Hampshire: Ashgate, pp. 233-48.

Miscellaneous

K. Woodward. Forthcoming. "Badiou, Alain." In M.T. Gibbons et al., The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Malden, MA: Wylie-Blackwell.

M. Bruzzone, A.H. Neely, S. Peterson and K. Woodward. 2013. “The 2011 Wisconsin Protests,” In P.L. Knox and S.A. Marston, Places and Regions in Global Context: Human Geography, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, pp 176-78. K. Woodward. 2011. Commentary on Stuart Alexander Rockefeller’s “Flow,” Current Anthropology 52(4): 573-74.

D.P. Dixon, J.P. Jones, III, and K. Woodward. 2009.“Poststructuralism/Poststructuralist Geographies,” In  International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, R. Kitchen and N. Thrift, eds. London: Elsevier, pp. 396-407. 

K. Woodward and J.P. Jones, III. 2009. “David Harvey,” In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol. 5, R. Kitchen and N. Thrift, eds. London: Elsevier, pp. 25-27. 

K. Woodward and J.P. Jones, III. 2009. “Epistemology,” “Ontology,” “Postmodernism,” “Postmodernity,” “Poststructuralism,” In The Dictionary of Human Geography, D. Gregory, R. Johnston, G. Pratt, M. Watts, and S. Whatmore, eds. (5th Edition). Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, pp. 206-08; 511-13.

K. Woodward, J.P. Jones, III, and S.A. Marston. 2009. “Scale,” In The Dictionary of Human Geography, D. Gregory, R. Johnston, G. Pratt, M. Watts, and S. Whatmore, eds. (5th Edition). Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, pp. 664-66. 

Graduate Students

M.S.
Marc Brakken (2012, Co-Advisor)
Mario Bruzzone (2012)
Heather Rosenfeld (Current)
Elsa Noterman (Current)

PhD
Mario Bruzzone (Current)
Marc Brakken (Current, with Robert Kaiser)
Charlie Carlin (Current, with Sarah Moore)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
160 Science Hall
550 N. Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1491

Phone: (608) 262-0505

Fax: (608) 265-3991

kwoodward@wisc.edu


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