Reece Jones (geographer)

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Reece Jones (born 1976) is an American political geographer. Jones was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Jones is currently a professor of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.[2] He was the president of the Political Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers from 2014-15.[3] He is the editor-in-chief at the journal Geopolitics. [4] [5] He is also the co-editor of the Routledge Geopolitics Book Series with Klaus Dodds.[6]

Violent Borders[edit]

Jones is best known for his work on border walls, the militarization of borders, and the rise in migrant deaths. His book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move argues that making and enforcing a border is an inherently violent act. The citation for the PolGRG Book Award from the Royal Geographical Society called Violent Borders one of the most "influential political geography books published in recent times."[7] Jones writes for a popular audience through opinion pieces arguing against border walls in the New York Times [8] and for open borders in the Guardian.[9]

Selected Publications[edit]

  • Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement (2019, University of Georgia Press) ISBN 9780820354262
  • Borders and Mobility in South Asia and Beyond (2018, Amsterdam University Press) Co-edited with Md. Azmeary Ferdoush ISBN 9789462984547
  • Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move (2016, Verso) ISBN 978-1784784713
  • Placing the Border in Everyday Life (2014, Routledge) Co-edited with Corey Johnson ISBN 9781472424549
  • Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel (2012, Zed) ISBN 978-1848138230

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2018 PolGRG Book Award from the Royal Geographical Society for Violent Borders[10]
  • 2017 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award from the American Association of Geographers for Violent Borders[11]
  • 2016 Past Presidents' Gold Book Award from the Association of Borderlands Studies for Placing the Border in Everyday Life
  • 2013 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award from the American Association of Geographers for Border Walls [11]
  • 2012 University of Hawai'i Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reece Jones · Department of Geography, UH Mānoa". Department of Geography, UH Mānoa. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  2. ^ "Reece Jones · Department of Geography, UH Mānoa". Department of Geography, UH Mānoa. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  3. ^ "PAST WINNERS – Political Geography Specialty Group". www.politicalgeography.org. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  4. ^ "Editorial Board Geopolitics".
  5. ^ "Geopolitics on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  6. ^ "Routledge Geopolitics Series - Routledge". Routledge.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  7. ^ "Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2017-2018) announced". Political Geography Research Group. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  8. ^ Jones, Reece (2012-08-27). "Opinion | Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  9. ^ Jones, Reece (2018-02-16). "Why Democrats should support open borders | Reece Jones". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  10. ^ "Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2017-2018) announced". Political Geography Research Group. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  11. ^ a b "PAST WINNERS – Political Geography Specialty Group". www.politicalgeography.org. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  12. ^ System, University of Hawaii. "Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System". www.hawaii.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-06.