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Chris Post

Department of Geography
Professor
Campus:
Stark
Office Hours:
Office Hours: MW 10-12, TR 1-3
Contact Information
Phone:
330-244-3427

Biography

I am a cultural and historical geographer focusing on the heritage of place, particularly as it becomes manifest through commemoration, place naming, and sense of place. I have published chapters in the books Affective ArchitecturesCompany Towns in the Americas, Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies, and Explorations in Place Attachment, and in the journals GeoforumAreaProfessional GeographerGeographical ReviewJournal of Cultural GeographyJournal of Geography, and Historical Geography. I am currently co-editing, with Alyson Greiner and Geoffrey Buckley, a companion to the American landscape for Routledge.  
 

 

Courses Teaching

Fall 2020
  • World Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Settling the North American Environment

Education

PhD: Geography University of Kansas (2006) , MA: Geography University of Kansas (2003), BS: Secondary Education University of Oklahoma (2000)

Expertise

Cultural Landscape, Historical Geography, North America, Commemoration and Heritage, May 4, Company Towns

Research Methods

Archives, Landscape analysis, (Post-)Humanism

Publications

  • 2020 Post, C. Placing Affective Architectures in Landscapes of Public Pedagogy. In Affective Architectures: More-than-representational Approaches to Heritage, eds. J. Micieli-Voutsinas and A. Person. Series: Critical Studies in Heritage, Emotion, and Aff
  • 2020 Cromley, Gordon and Post, C. The Preservation of Paradox: Bismarck Towers at National Metaphor and Local Reality. Historical Geography, GIScience and Text: Mapping Landscapes of Time and Place, eds. Charles Travis, Alexander von Lünen and Francis Lud
  • Post, C. and Rhodes, M. 2019. “Lyrical geographies and the topography of social resistance in popular music.” in The Changing World Language Map, eds. Stan Brunn and Roland Kehrein. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73400-2_70-1
  • Post, C. 2018. "Making Place through the Memorial Landscape." Chapter 5 in Explorations in Place Attachment, ed. Jeffrey S. Smith. Routledge.
  • Post, C. 2016. "Beyond Kent State? May 4 and Commemorating Violence in Public Space." Geoforum 76: 142-152.
  • Post, C. and Rhodes, M. 2019 “Lyrical geographies and the topography of social resistance in popular music.” In The Changing World Language Map, eds. Stan Brunn and Roland Kehrein. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73400-2_70-1
  • Post, C. 2015. “Seeing the Past in the Present Through Archives and the Landscape.” Chapter 11 In Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies, eds. Amy Potter, Arnold Modlin, David Butler, Perry Carter, and Stephen Hanna. p. 189-209. Routledge.
  • Sarah S. Smiley and C. Post. 2014. “Using Popular Music to Teach the Geography of the United States and Canada.” Journal of Geography. 113 (6): 238-246.
  • Post, C. and Derek H. Alderman. 2014. “Wiping New Berlin off the Map”: Political Economy and The De-Germanization of the Toponymic Landscape in WWI USA. Area. 46 (1): 83-91.
  • Post C. 2011. “The Making of a Federal Company Town: Sunflower Village, Kansas.” In Company Towns in the Americas: Landscape, Power, and Working-Class Communities, eds. Oliver Dinius and Angela Vergara, p. 176-207. University of Georgia Press.
  • Post, C. 2009. “ Reputational Politics and the Symbolic Accretion of John Brown in Kansas.” Historical Geography 37: 92-113.
  • Post, C. 2009. “Rejecting Violence on the Landscape in Lawrence, Kansas.” Geographical Review 99 (2): 186-207.
  • Post, C. 2008. “Modifying Sense of Place in a Federal Company Town: Sunflower Village, Kansas, 1942 to 1959.” Journal of Cultural Geography 25 (2): 137-159.
  • Larsen, Soren, Curt Sorenson, David McDermott, Joshua Long, and C. Post. 2007. “Place Perception and Social Interaction on an Exurban Landscape in Central Colorado.” The Professional Geographer 59 (4): 421-433.