I am a human geographer specializing in economic and urban geography. My research and teaching are primarily concerned with the ways in which space and place figure in to economic and urban processes. Currently, I am engaged with three projects, all grounded in Atlanta. The first asks questions about the geographies of the sports industry; the second examines Christian social justice activists' commitment to place as a means of addressing poverty; and, thirdly, I am working with colleagues to produce a Peoples' Guide to Atlanta to be published by the University of California Press that will highlight historical and contemporary sites of resistance, struggle, and subalternity across the city. Additionally, with colleagues in the Center for Public History at UWG, I have initiated the UWGMaps project to create a digital mapping platform that tells the stories and reveals the spaces, places, scales, and natures that constitute our university and our campus. In previous research I examined the spatiality of Florida farmer workers' struggles for improved wages and workplace rights; studied the geography hunger and poverty in the United States; and analyzed the proposed relocation of an overnight shelter from the standpoint of the homeless men and women who used it.