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Stuart Aitken

Stuart Aitken

Professor of Geography and Distinguished Faculty Member

June Burnett Chair

Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Space

Storm Hall 302B
Department of Geography
San Diego State University

San Diego , CA 92182-4493
Office Phone: (619) 594-6498


  1. Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1985
  2. M.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA. 1981
  3. B.Sc., University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 1980


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Human Geography:
  • Substantive areas of research in urban and social geography with an emphasis on (i) families and communities, (ii) children and youth, and (iii) film;
  • Critical analysis of visual representations and Geographic Information Systems with a focus on how they are used in planning and teaching;
  • Qualitative and poststructural methods in geography
  • Emphasis on feminist and critical theory
  • The History of Geographic Thought


People, Places, and Environments
Qualitative Methods in Geographic Research
Community-Based Geographic Research

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