My research centers on critical geographic approaches to (in)security and police power in the United States.
Other work includes ongoing collaborations with Dr. Stefano Bloch focusing on the racial and affective politics of white liberalism in the context of gentrification, and with Drs. Mark Kear and Margaret Wilder on the affective and administrative borderscapes through which displacement is produced as an everyday fact of life for many residents of manufactured housing.
I also work as a Research Assistant on a collaborative project examining various dimensions of vulnerability experienced by residents of manufactured housing in Tucson, Arizona. The project, A New Habitat for Manufactured Housing in Tucson, is a partnership between the UA School of Geography and Development (PIs Mark Kear and Margaret Wilder), Habitat for Humanity Tucson, and the City of Tucson's Ward 3 Office, and is funded by the Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice. Our aim is to better understand the geographies of vulnerability (economic, social, environmental, etc.) associated with manufactured housing in the region, and then to work with community partners and residents to produce academic studies, policy recommendations, and material interventions relevant to residents of manufactured housing in Tucson and elsewhere.
Additionally, I co-facilitate a writing workshop (currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions) at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson in association with the Prison Education Project housed in the University of Arizona's Department of English.
Meyer D (2020) Security symptoms. cultural geographies. DOI: 10.1177/1474474020933892. Link: https://tinyurl.com/y84723y7
Bloch S and Meyer D (2019) Implicit revanchism: Gang injunctions and the security politics of white liberalism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 37(6): 1100-1118. Link: https://tinyurl.com/ybahdw49
Kear M, Handschuh T, Launius S, Hartman J, Meyer D, Christopherson G (2018) The "Manufactured Housing Gap" in Tucson and Pima County: Introduction and Preliminary Analysis. White Paper #12. Making Action Possible in Southern Arizona (MAP Dashboard). Link: https://tinyurl.com/yd3kvxp4