Meet Stephen F. McFarland
Assistant Professor, Geography
Education: 2000 Trinity College, B.A.
2005 Cornell University, M.R.P.
2014 The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: World Regional Geography
Introduction to GIS
Career Specialties: Stephen McFarland is interested in urban geography, historical geography, GIS and labor studies.
Professional and Community Activities: His recent research has examined the history of union halls and "labor temples" in the U.S. labor movement, with a focus on their role as spatial-cultural hubs bridging racial and ethnic difference and linking organizing in workplaces with that in residential neighborhoods. In 2014 his study of the New York Civic Participation Project/La Fuente was published in an edited volume on new labor organizing and community labor partnerships in immigrant communities in New York City. He is now involved in research on the role of organized labor in urban climate change adaptation and mitigation, and on the use of GIS by labor movement organizations
Honors and Awards: Fellow, Authors Meet Critics Initiative, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2015
Center for Place Culture and Politics Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-2014
Advanced Research Collaborative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies, 2013