Paul C. Adams
Associate Professor — Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor - Director of Urban Studies Program
Scandinavia, France, communication geography, place and subjectivity
Paul Adams received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1984 (Special Honors), and his MS and Ph.D. in geography from University of Wisconsin-Madison (1990, 1993). Since 2003 he has been Director of the Urban Studies Program and Chair of the Communication Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway, in fall of 2010. He was a visiting Fulbright Fellow and Thomas O. Enders Fellow at McGill University and University of Montreal, Quebec, in fall semester, 2001.
Adams regularly teaches GRG305, This Human World (introductory human geography) and URB301, Introduction to Urban Studies, as well as URB315, Urban Studies Research Methods and GRG390L, Research in Geography. He has also taught Geographies of the Information Society, Statistics for Policy Design, and graduate seminars addressing geopolitics and representation.
Adams applies various geographical lenses to communication, addressing communication infrastructure, communication as a social process, and communication as an element of individual experience.
Adams, P.C. and Gynnild, A. 2013. “Communicating Environmental Messages in Online Media: The Role of Place” Environmental Communication 7 (1): XX-XX.
Gynnild, A. and Adams, P.C., 2013. “Animation, Documentary or Interactive Gaming? Exploring Communicative Aspects of Environmental Messaging Online,” International Symposium on Online Journalism 3 (1): 39-60.
Adams, P.C. 2012. “Trajectories of the Nobel Peace Prize” Geopolitics 17 (3): 553-577.
Adams, P.C. and Jansson, A. 2012.“Communication Geography: A Bridge between Disciplines” Communication Theory 22: 298-317.
Adams, P.C. 2012. “Multilayered Regionalization in Northern Europe” GeoJournal 77: 293-313.
Adams, P.C. 2011. A Taxonomy for Communication Geography. Progress in Human Geography 35 (1): 37-57.
Adams, P.C. 2010, Networks of Early Writing. Historical Geography 38: 70-89.
Adams, P.C. 2009. Geographies of Media and Communication: A Critical Introduction. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Find it on UT WorldCat
Adams, P.C. 2007. Atlantic Reverberations: French Representations of an American Election. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press. Find it on UT WorldCat
Adams, P.C. 2007. Technological Change. Guest editor of special issue of Ethics, Place and Environment 10 (1).
Adams, P.C. 2005. The Boundless Self: Communication in Physical and Virtual Spaces. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. Find it on UT WorldCat
Adams, P.C. 2004. The September 11 Attacks as Viewed from Quebec: The Small-Nation Myth in Geopolitical Discourse. Political Geography 23 (6), 765-795.
Adams, P.C. and Ghose, R. 2003. India.com: the Construction of a Space Between. Progress in Human Geography 27 (4), 414-437. Find it on SagePub
Adams, P.C., Hoelscher, S. and Till, K., editors. 2001. Textures of Place. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Find it on UT WorldCat
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