Jay Johnson

Associate Professor, Geography
Primary office:
402 Lindley Hall



Current Research & Projects

Is saying sorry enough?: the search for truth and reconciliation. In preparation with Michael Yellow Bird for Human Geography

'A map of tribal areas': Mapping Pakeha authority onto Maori communities. In preparation for Cartographica


Research Interests
Current research interests concern the broad area of Indigenous peoples' cultural survival with specific regard to the areas of resource management, political activism at the national and international levels and the philosophies and politics of place which underpin the drive for cultural survival.  Much of his work is comparative in nature and has focused predominately on New Zealand, Australia and North America.
Selected Publications

Jay T Johnson (in press). Indigeneity. In Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. B. Warf. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Brad Coombes, Nicole Gombay, Jay T. Johnson & Wendy S. Shaw. (in press). The Challenges of and from Indigenous Geographies: Implications for openly transcultural research. In A Companion to Social Geography, eds. V. Del Casino, M. Thomas, P. Cloke & R. Panelli. Oxford: Blackwell.

Jay T Johnson (in press). Indigeneity's challenges to the settler-state: decentering the �imperial binary'. In Making Space: Settler-colonial perspectives on land, place and identity, eds. T. B. Mar & P. Edmonds. Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jay T Johnson (2009) Review of "Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination, Knowledge, Indigeneity" by H. Minde, H. Gaski, S. Jentoft, G. Midré (eds). The Geographical Journal, 175 , 238-9.

Jay T Johnson (2008) Kitchen Table Discourse: negotiating the `Tricky Ground' of Indigenous research, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 32(3)127-137.

Jay T Johnson (2008) Indigeneity's challenges to the white settler-state: creating a thirdspace for dynamic citizenship, Alternatives: global, local, political,  33(1)29-52


Courses Taught

GEOG 102: Principles of Human Geography 
GEOG 104: Principles of Physical Geography 
GEOG 771: Topics in Cultural Geography: Indigenous Peoples of the World

B.A. Russian and Eastern European History, University of Kansas (1987); M.S.W. University of Kansas (1991); GCERT International Cultural Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2000); Ph.D. Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2003)
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