Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jon Goss Bio

Jon Goss is a professor of geography at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He describes his area of publication as "the geography of popular culture," which includes shopping, tourism, and film. Along those lines, he studies urban geography and social theory, with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia. At UH-Manoa, he teaches courses like Geography of Contemporary Society, Geography of Southeast Asia, and Geography of Film.

Goss has been part of a long-term project with School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies (SHAPS) where he has researched environmental and socio-economic transformations in the small-scale fisheries of Ambon, Indonesia. With SHAPS, he has also researched the sago complex and transmigration in Maluku, Indonesia and on international labor migration in Southeast Asia.

He has published a number of articles on consumption, marketing, tourism, and urbanization in such journals as Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Area, and Urban Geography. Goss also co-edited a book titled Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning Across Asia and the Pacific with Terence Wesley-Smith, another professor at UH-Manoa. His UH-Manoa biography says that he's working on a co-authored book called "The Geography of Consumption"; however, I don't know how up-to-date this bio is because his publications stop in 1999 and he has written several things since then. This book project may have turned into a series of articles on the same title, which he published in 2004 and 2006 in Progress in Human Geography.

In addition to his scholarship, he's regarded well as an educator, having received the UH Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 2002.

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