Deborah Cowen, Professor
U of T St. George
University of Toronto
Phone: (416) 946-0567
Location: Room 5033, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Personal Website: https://debcowen.wordpress.com
- 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)
- Cowen, D. 2014. The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
- Cowen, D. 2008. Military Workfare: The Soldier and Social Citizenship in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
- Cowen, D. and E. Gilbert (eds). 2008. War, Citizenship, Territory. New York: Routledge Press.
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.
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces