Jack Norton

PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences (2019)

I am a Senior Research Associate and work with the In Our Backyards initiative studying criminalization and incarceration in rural counties and small cities across the United States.

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Academic Interests

Mass Incarceration, Political Economy, Labor Migration, Agrarian Studies, Rural Geography, American Studies, Critical Theory, Political Ecology, Ethnography, Visual Methods, Political Geography, Urban-Rural Relations, Infrastructure. 


PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography Specialization) – CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

MA, Geography – University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

BA, Geography and Humanistic Studies – McGill University, Montreal, Quebec