Janice Monk

About Janice Monk

Research and Professional Interests

Current CV

I am currently involved in two main areas of work, feminist/gender studies and projects related to graduate education in geography. The feminist work is both geographic and interdisciplinary.My long-term research looks at the ways in which gender has shaped the development of geographic institutions and women's experiences within them. I also find it very interesting to examine how feminist geography has been situated internationally. Working with Gender Commission of the International Geographical Union I have been able to pursue this research while establishing collaborations and friendships in a number of parts of the world.

The interdisciplinary work reflects my association with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, which I directed for over two decades. There projects addressed women's employment, education, health, and culture. They involved collaborations across the Southwest and in northwestern Mexico with researchers and community agencies. At SIROW we also encouraged science-math education for girls and bringing women's studies and international studies together.

Much of my work in geography education has been concerned with university teaching and graduate education. I have contributed to the Geography Faculty Development Alliance, which mentors early career faculty, and currently co-principal investigator for the Association of American Geographer's (AAG) EDGE projects that are researching career opportunties and  professional development for MA and PhD students. We are also creating resources for departments and students. At the University of Arizona, I co-ordinate a professional development course for graduate students that connects with my work for EDGE.

The work with the AAG also reflects my long-term connections in its activities. I was privileged to serve as AAG President in 2001-2002 and now as a Senior Fellow I am coordinating a program to engage retired geographers in support of the profession.

Project Involvement

§  Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (NSF funded to Association of American Geographers)

§  Social conditions of Aboriginal people in rural New South Wales: Rethinking policy failure and future options (Australian Research Council, with R. Howitt, Macquarie University)

§  Co-Editor, International Studies of Women and Place series, Routledge

§  Co-Editor, Society, Environment and Place series, University of Arizona Press

 

 

 

Areas of Study

Gender and feminist geography; geography in higher education; international collaboration

Projects

§  Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (NSF funded to Association of American Geographers)

§  Social conditions of Aboriginal people in rural New South Wales: Rethinking policy failure and future options (Australian Research Council, with R. Howitt, Macquarie University)

§  Co-Editor, International Studies of Women and Place series, Routledge

§  Co-Editor, Society, Environment and Place series, University of Arizona Press

Research Interests

Research and Professional Interests

I am currently involved in two main areas of work, feminist/gender studies and projects related to graduate education in geography. The feminist work is both geographic and interdisciplinary.

My long-term research looks at the ways in which gender has shaped the development of geographic institutions and women's experiences within them. I also find it very interesting to examine how feminist geography has been situated internationally. Working with Gender Commission of the International Geographical Union I have been able to pursue this research while establishing collaborations and friendships in a number of parts of the world.

The interdisciplinary work reflects my previous association with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women  Projects addressed women's employment, education, health, and culture. They involved collaborations across the Southwest and in northwestern Mexico with researchers and community agencies. We also encouraged science-math education for girls and bringing women's studies and international studies together.

Much of my work in geography education has been concerned with university teaching and graduate education. I have contributed to the Geography Faculty Development Alliance, which mentors early career faculty, and currently co-principal investigator for the Association of American Geographer's (AAG) EDGE projects that are researching career opportunties and  professional development for MA and PhD students. We are also creating resources for departments and students. At the University of Arizona, I co-ordinate a professional development course for graduate students that connects with my work for EDGE.

§  Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (NSF funded to Association of American Geographers)

§  Social conditions of Aboriginal people in rural New South Wales: Rethinking policy failure and future options (Australian Research Council, with R. Howitt, Macquarie University)

§  Co-Editor, International Studies of Women and Place series, Routledge

§  Co-Editor, Society, Environment and Place series, University of Arizona Press

 

 

 

Selected Publications

RECENT AND SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 Books and Special Journal Issues

Michael Solem, Kenneth Foote and Janice Monk (eds) 2012. Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and Environment.. . Pearson/Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River  NJ.

Michael Solem, Kenneth Foote and Janice Monk (eds) 2009. Aspiring Academics, Michael Solem, Kenneth Foote, and Janice Monk (eds). Prentice Hall. Upper Sadddle River, NJ.

 Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon and Janice Monk. 2007 Feminist Geographies Around the World (guest edited special issue of Belgeo, 2007/3)..

M. Duane Nellis, Janice Monk, and Susan Cutter (eds) 2004. Presidential Musings from the Meridian: Reflections on the Nature of Geography,  University of West Virginia Press

 Catalina Denman, Janice Monk and Norma Ojeda de la Peña (eds 2004. Compartiendo historias de fronteras: cuerpos, géneros, generaciones, y saludHermosillo: El Colegio de Sonora,

 Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon and Janice Monk (eds) 1996. Women of the European Union: The Politics of Work and Daily Life, London and New York: Routledge,

 Cindi Katz and Janice Monk (eds)1993. Full Circles: Geographies of Women over the Life Course, ondon and New York: Routledge

Vera Norwood and Janice Monk (eds) 1987 ( The Desert Is No Lady:  Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art,  New Haven: Yale University Press, (cloth); 1989 (pper); University of Arizona Press, 1997. (Awarded Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 1988.)

 MEDIA

Janice Monk (Executive Producer) Shelley Williams, Producer. The Desert Is No Lady . Arts Council of England/Arizona Board of Regents/Women Make Movies. 1995 (Best Documentary, San Antonio CineFestival, 1996.)

 RECENT AND SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 Ellen Hansen and Janice Monk. 2012. “Women at the U.S.- Mexico Border.” Ellen Hansen and Janice Monk. In Todd Kenreich (ed.)Geography, Power, and Justice. New Directions in the Classroom. Routledge NY, 40-62.

 Janice Monk, Kenneth E. Foots and M. Beth Schlemper. 2012. “Graduate Education in U.S. Geography: Students’ Career Aspirations and Faculty Perspectives.” Janice Monk, Kenneth E. Foots and M. Beth Schlemper. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 102 (6): 1432-1449.

 Janice Monk. 2012. “’Work’ and ‘Life’: Crossing Boundaries of Time, Space and Place.” In. Michael Solem, Kenneth Foote, and Janice Monk (eds).  Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and Environment.  Pearson/Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River  NJ. 
 

Janice Monk, Kenneth Foote, and Michael Solem. 2012. “Rethinking Postgraduate Education in Geography: International Perspectives on Improving Practice.” Journal of Geography in Higher Educatiom. 36(1): 25-27.

Kenneth Foote, Sarah Bednarz, Janice Monk, Michael Solem, and Joseph Stoltman  2012. “Rethinking Postgraduate Geography Education in the USA: Issues and Concerns.”. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 36(1):57-64.

Janice Monk and Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg  2011.“Mary Arizona (Zonia) Baber, 1862-1956.” Geographers Biobibliographical Series 29:, 68-79.

Susan.Vajcoczki, Tamara C..Biegas, Melody. Crenshaw, Ruth. L. Healey, Tolulope.Osayomi, Michael Bradford, and Janice Monk 2011. “Professional Development in Teaching and Learning for Early Career Academic Geographers: Contexts, Practices and Tensions.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education.   35(3)::395-408.

Janice Monk “Politics and Priorities: Placing Gender in Geographic Education.” 2011.  International Journal of Geographical and Environmental Education 20 (3) :169-174.

M. Beth Schlemper and Janice Monk  2011. “Discourses on Diversity: Perspecttives from Graduiate  Programs in the United States.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 35 (1): 23-46.

Janice Monk.2010“Time, Place and the Lifeworlds of Feminist Geographers: The US in the 1970s.”  Gender, Place and Culture 17 (1), 35-42.

Janice Monk, Patricia Manning, Catalina Denman, and Elsa Cornejo.2009.  "Place, Positionality, and Priorities: Experts' Views on Women's Health at  the Mexico-US Border" Health and Place 15, 799-806

 Kenneth .E. Foote, Wei Li, Janice J. Monk, and Rebecca Theobald. 2008. “Foreign-born Scholars in U.S. Universities: Issues, concerns and strategies.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education 32(2):167-78.

 Lindsey McEwen, Janice Monk, Iain Hay, Pauline Kneale, and Helen King. 2008. “Strength in Diversity: Enhancing Post-graduate Education.”  Lindsey McEwen, Janice Monk, Iain Hay, Pauline Kneale, and Helen King. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 32(1),  101-19.

Janice Monk. 2007. “Generizando la geografia: personas, lugares e ideas” Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 49, 2007,  21-42.

 Janice Monk 2007. “Navigating Uncharted Waters.” In L.J. King (ed.) North American Explorations: Ten Memoirs of Geographers from Down Under. Vancouver, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2007, 107-24.

Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon and Janice Monk. 2007. “Gender and Geography: World Views and Practices” Belgeo 2007/3, 247-260.

Susan Hanson and Janice Monk 2007. “On Not Excluding… Redux”  In Karen Falconer Al-Hindi and Pamela Moss (eds) Feminisms in Geography: Rethinking Space, Place, and Knowledges.  Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 60-67.

Janice Monk  2006.“Choreographing a Different Dance: Placing Research in the Public Arena.”  Geojournal 65(4), 249-261.

Janice Monk. 2006.“Changing Expectations and Institutions: American Women Geographers in the 1970s.” The Geographical Review , 96(2),  259-277.

Janice Monk.  2006. “Spaces and Flows.” In Stuart Aitken and Gill Valentine (eds), Approaches to Human Geography, Thousand Oaks CA and London: Sage Publications, 226-232.

Janice Monk 2004. “Women, Gender, and the Histories of American Geography,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers (past presidential address), 94(1) 1-22.

Janice Monk. 2003. “Women’s Worlds at the American Geographical Society,” Geographical Review 93(2) 2003, 237-257.

Janice Monk. 2001. “Many Roads: The Personal and Professional Lives of Women Geographers.” In Pamela Moss’  (ed.) Placing Autobiography in Geography,  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 67-87.

Janice Monk. 2000. “Looking Out, Looking In:  The ‘Other’” in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education,  Journal of Geography of Higher Education, 24(2), 2000, 163-177. (Ranked 3rd most frequently cited article in this journal, 1994-2008)

Janice Monk. 1994. "Place Matters: Comparative International Perspectives on Feminist Geography," The Professional Geographer 46(3), 277-88.  (Also edited and translated into Catalan, "El Lloc Compta:  Perspectives Internacionals Comparades Sobre la Geografia Femminista, Documents D'Anàlisi Geogràfica, 26, 1995, 241-55; and into Italian, I luogo è Importante.  Prospettive internazionali comparate de geografia femminista, in G. Cortesi and M.L. Gentileschi (eds.) Donne e Geografia: Studi, Richerche, Problemi, Milan: Franco Angeli, 1996, 42-54.

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Janice Monk
Research Professor, School of Geography and Development Research Social Scientist Emerita, Southwest Institute for Research on Women
Telephone: 520-626-8136
Fax: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S550

Degree(s)

PhD, 1972, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, 1963, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA (Hons), 1958, University of Sydney, Australia

Selcted Honors and Awards

 Lauréat d’Honneur, International Geographical Union, 2012

Outstanding Achievement Award, Society of Woman Geographers, 2008

Enhancing Diversity Award, Association of American Geographers, 2008

Distinguished Mentor Award, National Council for Geographic Education, 2004

Taylor and Francis Award, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 2003

Lifetime Achievement Honors, Association of American Geographers, 2000

Australia-International Medal, Institute of Australian Geographers, 1999

George J. Miller Distinguished Service Award, National Council for Geographic Education, 1998

Janice Monk Meritorious Service Award (honoris causa), Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 1997

Honors, Association of American Geographers, 1992

 

 

Courses Taught

 I contribute to Geography 695B Professional Development