Western University GeographyWestern Social Science

Jeff Hopkins

Associate Professor

Jeff Hopkins

Contact Information

Office: Room 2423, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85027
Fax: 519 661-3750
E-mail: jhopkins@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Cultural geography, gender, public places

Research Interests

I am interested in the many cultural conflicts that arise between people over the use, design, control, representation and identity of places. My study of both the material (physical) and immaterial (social, symbolic) aspects of Western Landscapes focuses on four inter-related themes:

  1. Public Places - indoor/underground cities, public libraries, shopping malls, tourist sites;
  2. Symbolic Landscapes - advertisements, film;
  3. Cultural Studies - consumption, cultural politics, postmodernism, semiotics, space;
  4. Gender - masculinities.


Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Ph.D. StudentsYearTitle
W. Kinghorn Current The place making processes underlying the creation, perpetuation and management of Heritage Conservation Districts
Y. Li 2000 A phenomenological study of tourists' travel experiences
MA StudentsYearTitle
J. Campbell
(joint-supervised)
Current TBA
S. Mchenry Current Urban Culture/Ethnic Relations
M. Milczarek 2012 Emotional Geographies of Home: Place Identities Among Senior Women Residing in a Long-Term Care Facility
V. Munro 2005 Spaces of female friendships
G. Howard 2005 Seasonal variation in residents' lived geographies in a tourist town: Stratford, Ontario
M. Feehely 2003 Investigating heteropatriarchy in the landscape: A hidden beach at Grand Bend, Ontario

Teaching

GEO 2410 - Social Geography
GEO 3416 - Urban Culture
GEO 3411 - Cultural Geography
GEO 9314 - Geography of Gender
GEO 9518 - Advanced Cultural Geography