Jen Jack Gieseking


Queering the Meaning of “Neighborhood”: Reinterpreting the Lesbian-Queer Experience of Park Slope, Brooklyn, 1983-2008

Jen Jack Gieseking, Ph.D., is Visiting Assistant Research Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and hold a PhD in environmental psychology. Her work as an urban cultural geographer and environmental psychologist examines the everyday co-productions of space and identity support or inhibit social, spatial, and economic justice with a special focus on sexuality and gender. She is working on her first book, Queer New York: Lesbians’ and Queer Women’s Geographies of Social and Spatial Justice in New York City, 1983-2008.She has held fellowships with Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow; The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies; and the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellows Program. She is co-editor of People, Place, and Space: Key Readings Across the Disciplines, with William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert which is forthcoming from Routledge in 2013, and co-editor of Geographies of Gender & Sexualities, with Gavin Brown, Kath Browne, Andrew Gorman-Murray, Lynda Johnston, and Jason Lim which is forthcoming from Ashgate in 2015. She has published in AreaQualitative InquiryJournal of Urban Studies, and Journal of Social Issues. Jack serves as the Project Manager for JustPublics@365, a partnership between The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the Ford Foundation that rethinks scholarly communication in the digital era. She can be found at and @jgieseking.

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