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Dr. Nathan Swanson

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Study Away
Nathan Swanson


Dr. Nathan Swanson is a political and cultural geographer whose research is focused in three areas: (1) geopolitics of everyday life, (2) public space and power, and (3) critical cartography and counter-mapping (as a member of the Counter-Cartographies Collective). Dr. Swanson completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 2016, following previous studies in law (J.D., Drake University) and political science (B.A. & M.A., Iowa State University). In the course of these programs, he studied abroad in Kenya, Germany, Antarctica, Australia, Syria, Egypt, and Morocco. Dr. Swanson has previously conducted research in the Middle East toward his doctoral dissertation, and his current research focuses on the geographies of Middle Eastern migrant communities in Scandinavia.

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