Profile for John Kelly

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Specialty area(s)

rural Latin America; indigenous cultures, territorialities, and property rights;  forest-agriculture dynamics; participatory research mapping; protected areas

Current courses at UWL

Political Geography (GEO 307)

Islamic Asia: Cradle of Civilizations, Geographies of Conflict (GEO 331)

First Year Seminar (Great Cities: Redesigning how Humans Converge) (FYS 100)

Education

BA Geographical Studies, University of Chicago

MLA Landscape Architecture, University of California Berkeley

PhD Geography, University of Kansas

 

Teaching history

Maps and Society (GEO 102)

Political Geography (GEO 307)

Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (GEO 318)

Islamic Asia: Cradle of Civilizations, Geographies of Conflict (GEO 331)

Geography of Europe (GEO 304)

Maps and GIS I (GEO 305, formerly GEO 250)

Capstone (GEO 401)

World Cultural Regions (GEO 110)

First Year Seminar (Great Cities: Redesigning how Humans Converge) (FYS 100)

 

Research and publishing

  1. Kelly, John. Village-scale reserves in the forest frontier regions of Chenes and Calakmul, Mexico. Journal of Land Use Science 15 (2-3), 203-220. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2019.1648578
  1. Kelly, John, Peter Herlihy, Taylor Tappan, Andrew Hilburn, and Matthew Fahrenbruch. From Cognitive Maps to Transparent Static Web Maps: Tools for Indigenous Territorial Control in La Muskitia, Honduras. Cartographica 52 (1), 1-19. DOI: 10.3138/cart.52.1.3811
  1. Kelly, John. Water Sources and Uses on Individual and Common-Use Properties in Talea, Mexico [map]. In Jensen, D., Cowart, A., Powell, S., Roy, M., Sterling, C., Wachtel, M., eds. Water: An Atlas. Oakland, California: Guerilla Cartography.
  1. Kelly, John. Moskitia Hondureña: Tierras Indígenas y Áreas Protegidas [Honduran Mosquita: Indigenous Lands and Protected Areas] [map]. Produced for CA Indígena project, MASTA, FITH, and Alianza Verde, Honduras.
  1. Kelly, John. La Posesión de Tierra y la Producción de Agua [Land Ownership and the Production of Water]. Reflexiones - Revista Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Costa Rica 91 (1), 289-298.
  1. Kelly, John, Peter Herlihy, Derek Smith, Aida Ramos Viera, Andrew Hilburn, and Gerardo Hernandez Cendejas. Indigenous Territoriality at the End of the Social Property Era in Mexico. Journal of Latin American Geography 9 (3), 161-181.

Kudos

published

John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science, authored the article "Village-scale reserves in the forest frontier regions of Chenes and Calakmul, Mexico" in Journal of Land Use Science published on Aug. 1 by Taylor & Francis.

Submitted on: Aug. 10

published

John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science, co-authored the article "From Cognitive Maps to Transparent Static Web Maps: Tools for Indigenous Territorial Control in La Muskitia, Honduras" in "Cartographica" published on April 19, 2017 by University of Toronto Press. As indigenous groups claim a fundamental role in the governance and management of the territories they inhabit, the evolution of digital and web-based maps continues to offer tools that support these activities, while demonstrating to state governments, educators, and others the distinct indigenous concepts and practices. In this article, UWL Assistant Professor Kelly and his co-authors recount the pioneering participatory mapping work they have led with indigenous Miskitu, Tawahka, and Pech communities in Honduras. One of their maps is featured on the cover.

Submitted on: April 20, 2017