Deborah Thien, PhD.
Associate Professor of Geography / Affiliate Faculty in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 562 985-7072 | Fax: 562 985-8993 | Office:PH1-224
Book Review Editor, Emotion, Space & Society
Node Director, Space of Democracy, Democracy of Space
Feminist geography; emotion, health & well-being; rural, remote & northern places; gender; philosophies & politics of emotion; feminist & cultural theory; innovative qualitative methodologies; place-making politics.
Ph.D. Human Geography, 2005 The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
M.A. Gender Studies, 2000 University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
International Exchange Scholar, 1999 Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
B.A. English, Women’s Studies (with Distinction), 1995 University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Selected Publications (see full curriculum vitae here: CV)
Thien, D. (2009) Death and Bingo? The Royal Canadian Legion’s unexpected spaces of emotion, Emotion, Place and Culture, Editors, Mick Smith, Joyce Davidson, Laura Cameron and Liz Bondi, pp. 207-226. Farnham: Ashgate
Thien, D. (2009) An Exercise encouraging Gender Analysis in Research Practice, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 33 (3)
Thien, D & N. Hanlon (2009) Feminist Perspectives on Care and Place, Gender, Place & Culture 16 (2): 155-162
Dolan, H & D. Thien (2009) Relations of Care: A Framework for Placing Women and Health in Rural Communities, Canadian Journal of Public Health (99) 2: s38-s42.
Thien, D (2005) After or beyond feeling?: a consideration of affect and emotion in geography, Area 37(4): 450-456.
Honors and Awards
2009-2010 Co-Investigator, “The Fine Arts of Medical Care”, 2009 Northern Medical Program Research Seed Grant, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George
2007-2012 Co-Investigator, Open Doors / Closed Ranks: Locating Mental Health after the Asylum, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant, York University, Toronto
2006 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of Northern British Columbia, Birth, Death & Bingo: The Emotional Geographies of the Royal Canadian Legion
2001-2004 Commonwealth Scholar, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, Intimate Distances: Geographies of Gender and Emotion in Shetland (Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Award)
Space of Democracy, Node Director, USA
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