Matthew Farish, Associate Professor
U of T St. George
BA Hons., UBC (1998)
Phone: (416) 978-6671
Location: Room 5040, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Personal Website: https://geography.utoronto.ca/matt-farish-home-page/
- Militarism, geopolitics, and geographical knowledge
- The global Cold War
- Environmental history
- Urban culture
Teaching This Academic Year:
GGR240H1S: Geographies of Colonialism in North America
GGR360H1S: Culture, History and Landscape
Call For Students:
I am keen to work with an MA student pursuing an archive- or library-based historical project around one or more of the following subjects: critical military geographies; the US Cold War; and urban cultural geographies. My own research is North America-focused, but this is not a requirement.
The Contours of America’s Cold War (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).
“Nuclear Landscapes,” Progress in Human Geography (in press) (with L. Pitkanen).
“The Ordinary Cold War: The Ground Observer Corps and Mid-Century Militarization in the United States,” Journal of American History 103.3 (2016), 629-655.
“Canons and Wars: American Military Geography and the Limits of Disciplines,” Journal of Historical Geography 49 (2015), 39-48.