Dugan Meyer

Areas of Study

Political Geography ✹ Cultural Geography ✹ Urban Geography ✹ (Critical) Criminology ✹ Political Economy ✹ Social Theory


I work as a Research Assistant on a collaborative research and community development project called A New Habitat for Manufactured Housing in Tucson. The project is a partnership between the UA School of Geography and Development (PIs Mark Kear and Margaret Wilder), Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Tucson's Ward 3 Office, and is funded by the Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice. The aim of the project is to first 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 policy recommendations and material transformations in some of Tucson's most vulnerable manufactured housing communities.

I also co-facilitate a weekly writing workshop at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson in association with the Prison Education Project housed in the University of Arizona's Department of English.

Research Interests

  • Police power and criminalization
  • (In)security politics
  • Affect
  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Qualitative and feminist methodologies
  • Vulnerability and housing insecurity (particularly in relation to manufactured housing)

Selected Publications

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.

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). https://mapazdashboard.arizona.edu/article/manufactured-housing-gap-tucs....

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Contact Information

Dugan Meyer
PhD Student; Research Assistant; Instructor
Office: ENR2, S570-AA


MA in Geography (2018), University of Kentucky

BA in International Studies and Political Science (2008), Loyola University Chicago

Courses Taught

  • GEOG / PLG 379: Urban Growth and Development (Spring 2020)