Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor

Cowen

PhD:
University of Toronto

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 946-0567
Location: Room 5033, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     deb.cowen@utoronto.ca

Personal Website: http://deb-cowen.net/

Research Interests:

  • Contested spaces
  • Geographies of citizenship and labour
  • Militarism, violence, and security
  • Cities and social justice
  • Sub/urban politics

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR382H1F- New York Field Course
GGR124H1F – Urbanization, Contemporary Cities and Urban Life
GGR339H1S – Urban Geography, Planning & Political Processe
GGR457H1S – Post-War Suburb
GGR1105H – Human Geography Core Course (MA)

Selected Publications:

Books

Articles and Chapters

  • Cowen, Deborah. “Logistics’ Liabilities.” Anthropological Research on the Contemporary. Forthcoming.
  • Cowen, Deborah and Amy Siciliano  “Surplus Masculinities and Security,” Forthcoming in Antipode.
  • Cowen, Deborah (2010) “A Geography of Logistics: Market Authority and the Security of Supply Chains.” The Annals for the Association of American Geographers, 100(3): 1-21.
  • Parlette, Vanessa and Cowen, Deborah (2010) “Dead Malls: Suburban activism, local spaces, global logistics.” Forthcoming in The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
  • Cowen, Deborah. (2009) “Containing Insecurity: US Port Cities and the ‘War on Terror.’”  In Graham, Steve (ed.) Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails. New York and London: Routledge: 69-84.
  • Cowen, Deborah and Smith, Neil (2009) “After Geopolitics? From the Geopolitical Social to Geoeconomics.”Antipode, 41(1): 22-48.
  • Cowen, Deborah (2008) “The Soldier-Citizen,” in Isin, Engin (ed.) Recasting the Social in Citizenship. University of Toronto Press: 189-209.
  • Cowen, Deborah & Gilbert, Emily (2008) “Fear and the Familial” in Pain, R. Graham, S & Smith, S. (eds.) Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life, Ashgate: pp. 49-58.
  • Smith, Neil & Cowen, Deborah (2007) “New York Inside Out” in Jerilou Hammett (ed.) The Suburbanization of New York. Princeton Architectural Press: 33-40.
  • Cowen, Deborah (2007) “National Soldiers and the War on Cities.” Theory & Event 10(2).
  • Smith, Neil & Cowen, Deborah (2007) “New York Inside Out” in Jerilou Hammett (ed.) The Suburbanization of New York. Princeton Architectural Press: 33-40. Cowen, Deborah (2007) “National Soldiers and the War on Cities.” Theory & Event 10(2).
  • Cowen, Deborah (2006) “Fighting for ‘Freedom’: The End of Conscription and the Neoliberal Project of Citizenship in the United States.” Citizenship Studies 10(2): 167-183.
  • Smith, Neil and Deborah Cowen. 2007. “New York Inside Out.” In The Suburbanization of New York, ed. Jerilou Hammett, 33-40. Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Cowen, Deborah. 2006. “Fighting for ‘Freedom’: The End of Conscription and the Neoliberal Project of Citizenship in the United States.” Citizenship Studies 10(2): 167-183
  • Cowen, Deborah & Bunce, Susannah (2006) “Competitive Cities and Secure Nations: Conflict and Convergence in Urban Waterfront Agendas after 9/11.” The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 30(2): 427–39.
  • Cowen, Deborah. 2005. “Welfare Warriors: Towards a Genealogy of the Soldier Citizen in Canada.” Antipode 37(4): 654-678.
  • Cowen, Deborah. 2005. “Suburban Citizenship? The Rise of Targeting and the Eclipse of Social Rights in Toronto.” Social and Cultural Geography 6(3): 335-357.
  • Cowen, Deborah (2004) “`From the American Lebensraum to the American Living Room: Class, Sexuality, and the Scaled Production of ‘Domestic’ Intimacy`.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22: 755-771.

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces