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Sig LANGEGGER


Title

Select Associate Professor

Nationality

UNITED STATES

E-Mail Address

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Profile

After fifteen years as a small business owner, I moved to Austria where I studied sociology at the University of Vienna, initiating a new life as a scholar. During my graduate studies at the University of Colorado I worked as a research assistant, studio associate and teaching assistant in numerous contexts for a variety of professors. Prior to my current appointment, I was employed by the University of Colorado Denver as a geography instructor at its extension campus in Beijing, China (International College Beijing). The years I spent living and working in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean infuse pragmatic and cross-cultural perspectives into my scholarship. In the lecture hall I draw on my restaurant background and world travels to engage students by exploring related geographies such as Jazz, salt, and peanuts. Examples like these pique students' interest in geographical thought and help them think critically about spatial outcomes of `common sense' business practices.

Research Field

My physical foci are public spaces. My human foci are marginalized and ostracized groups. Social justice and environmental justice are my passions. As such, I am interested in the following: the gentrification of public space, public space's role in gentrification, neoliberal regulation of public spaces, splintering urbanism, the moral economies of the homeless, the legal geographies of alterity, informal development patterns, and the geographies of street vending and illicit drug use. Trained as a planner, a historical geographer, and as an anthropologist, I am comfortable conducting research in city hall, at town-hall meetings, by delving into official and unofficial archives, and, importantly, by ethnographically engaging with the everyday field of urban practice.

Recent Activities

In collaboration with the eminent anthropologist Stephen Koester, my current research focuses on the homeless in Denver, Colorado and their struggles to survive in a city that recently outlawed camping. Denver defines camping as sleeping in public with any sort of protection against the elements, including obvious protections such as tents, tarps, and cardboard shelters as well as less visible, but nonetheless crucial, survival items like bedrolls, sleeping bags, and blankets. Denver's camping ban did not “make homelessness go away" as policy makers and lobbyists seemed to have wished; however, it has dramatically increased the personal and social misery of Denver's poor. Aside from its central thrust of social activism, this project is revealing fascinating micro-politics of power, exploitation, cooptation, and subversion in a city that has completely embraced a neoliberal model of urban governance.

Academic Background (Graduate Level) 【 display / non-display

  • University of Colorado Denver, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Planning

    Master's Course, 2009/06, Completed, UNITED STATES

Degree Earned 【 display / non-display

  • PhD in Design and Planning, Urban Design and Urban Planning, University of Colorado Denver, 2012/06

  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver, 2009/06

  • Master of Urban Planning, Urban Geography, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, 2009/05

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Denver, 1990/06

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Urban Geography, School of Business, University of Denver, 1990/05

Professional Career On-Campus 【 display / non-display

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Global Studies Program (Ryoiki), Select Associate Professor, 2021/09 -

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Global Studies Program (Ryoiki), Associate Professor, 2021/04 - 2021/08

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Social Science, Associate Professor, 2018/04 - 2021/03

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Social Science, Assistant Professor, 2013/09 - 2018/03

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Association of American Geographers, 1900/04 - , JAPAN

 

Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Unhealthy by Design: Public Health Consequences of Denver's Criminalization of Homelessness , Unhealthy by Design: Public Health Consequences of Denver's Criminalization of Homelessness , 2019/04, Donkor Appiah, Jerry Burton, Lorena Cannon, Ann-Marie Doerhoff, Inaliel Louise Hernandez, Terese Howard, Steve Koester, Sig Langegger, Scott Loeffler, Yasmin Mansor, Juan Franco Orellana, Coco Chanel Padilla, Jesse Parris, James Sherrick, Mary Ann Thompson, Sarah Turnbach, Bev Zubke.

    Research paper (university, research institution), Multiple Authorship, English

  • Heroin and Methamphetamine Injection: An Emerging Drug Use Pattern, Substance Use and Abuse, vol.52 (8) (p.1051 - 1058) , 2017/03, Alia Al-Tayyi, Stephen Koester, Sig Langegger, Lisa Raville

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship, English

  • After the Ban: The Moral Economy of Property, After the Ban: The Moral Economy of Property, vol.48 (3) (p.645 - 664) , 2016/12, Sig Langegger

    DOI:10.1111/anti.12204, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, English

  • Right-of-Way Gentrification, Right-of-Way Gentrification, vol.53 (9) (p.1803 - 1821) , 2016/09, Sig Langegger

    DOI:10.1177/0042098015583783, Research paper (international conference proceedings), Single Author, English

  • Invisible Homelessness: Anonymity, Exposure, and the Right to the City, Urban Geography, vol.37 (7) (p.1030 - 1048) , 2016/02, Sig Langegger, Stephen Koester

    DOI:10.1080/02723638.2016.1147755, Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship, English

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Departing from the Truth and Alternative Realities: The Wrongful Death of Marvin Booker (Chapter Four in Trumping Truth: Essays on the Destructive Power of "Alternative Facts", McFarland, 2019/07, Sig Langegger

    Scholarly Book, Multiple Authorship , English

  • Rights to Public Space: Law, Culture, and Gentrification in the American West, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017/01, Sig Langegger

    Scholarly Book, Single Author, English

  • Dwellling without a Home: Denver's Splinted Public Spaces (Chapter 8 in Order and Conflict in Public Space), Routledge, 2016/05, Sig Langegger

    Scholarly Book, Multiple Authorship , English

  • Curbing Cruising and the Domestication of Denver's Northside (chapter 7 in Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities), Routledge, 2014/09, Sig Langegger

    Scholarly Book, Multiple Authorship , English

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, International Conference, 2017/04, Territory, Rights and Community: Urban gardens and neighborhood legitimacy in North Denver, Oral Presentation (general)

  • Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, International Conference, 2016/04, The Rights Rift and the Dynamics of Neighborhood Change, Oral Presentation (general)

  • Annual Meeting of the American Antrhopological Association, International Conference, 2015/11, Policing the Margins, Oral Presentation (general)

  • Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, International Conference, 2015/04 - 2017/04, Dogs Days of Summer: The Micropolitics of Gentrification, Oral Presentation (general)

  • Royal Geographical Society Conference, International Conference, 2014/08, Right of Way Gentrification, Oral Presentation (general)

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On-Campus Classes/Subjects In Charge of 【 display / non-display

  • 2021, Winter, GEO240-1_W, Geography of East Asia

  • 2021, Fall, GEO300-1_F, Diversity Matters

  • 2021, Fall, GEO150-1_F, Introduction to Human Geography

  • 2021, Fall, GEO270-1_F, Rural Geography

  • 2021, Spring, GEO260-1_S, Urban Geography

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Community Activities Outside University 【 display / non-display

  • Learning Japanese and exploring Japan, with the wholehearted intent on conducting research in Japan and eventually contributing to Japanese society.,1900/04 -