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Chris Post

Associate Professor
My research focuses on cultural heritage and the North American landscape. I've published scholarly articles and a book chapter on the commemoration of Civil War-era guerrilla violence, company town culture, the social tension between past and present in the exurbanizing American West, as well as the role of the political economy in place-naming practices. In addition, I have researched geographical pedagogy, particularly in regards to homeland theory, service learning opportunities with local heritage groups, and the use of music in regional courses. At Kent State at Stark, we offer several Kent Core and Diversity courses including: Introduction, World, US and Canada, Physical, and Human. I also teach upper-division courses in Ohio and Historical Geography at Stark and Geographies of Memory and Heritage at Kent.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
  • Sarah S. Smiley and C. Post. 2014 (2014) “Using Popular Music to Teach the Geography of the United States and Canada.” Journal of Geography.
  • Post, C. and Derek H. Alderman. 2014 (Forthcoming; In Press) “Wiping New Berlin off the Map”: Political Economy and The De-Germanization of the Toponymic Landscape in WWI USA. Area.
  • Post, C. 2013. “Heritage, Amenity, and the Cultural Landscape of the Changing Rural American West.” Journal of Cultural Geography 30 (3): 328-355.
  • Post, C. 2012. “Objectives and Prospects for Bringing Service-Learning into the Memory and Heritage Classroom.” Southeastern Geographer 52 (4). In Guest Edited Issue, “Teaching the Geographies of Memory and Heritage.”
  • Hamilton, R. IV, Peter S. Kourtev, C. Post, J. Dillard, and Kate J. Knepper and Robert Cowart. 2012. “Physicochemical Characteristics and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Temporary Surface Waters of Northern Stark County, Ohio.” Open Entomology Journal http://www.benthamscience.com/open/toentoj/openaccess2.htm
  • Post C. 2011. “The Making of a Federal Company Town: Sunflower Village, Kansas.” In Company Towns in the Americas: Landscape, Power, and Working-Class Communities, eds. Oliver Dinius and Angela Vergara, p. 176-207. University of Georgia Press. Guest Edited Journal Issues
  • Hostetter, Ellen, James Hanlon, and C. Post. 2011. “Everyday Landscapes: Past and Present, Presence and Absence.” Material Culture 43 (2).
  • Post, C. 2011. “Art, Scale, and the Memory of Tragedy: A Consideration of Public Art in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.” Material Culture 43 (2). In Special and Guest Edited Issue, “Everyday Landscapes: Past and Present, Presence and Absence.”
  • Post, C. 2009. “ Reputational Politics and the Symbolic Accretion of John Brown in Kansas.” Historical Geography 37: 92-113.
  • Post, C. 2009. “Rejecting Violence on the Landscape in Lawrence, Kansas.” Geographical Review 99 (2): 186-207.
  • Post, C. 2008. “American Homelands: Classroom Approaches towards a Complex Concept.” Journal of Geography 107 (194-197): 1-4.
  • Post, C. 2008. “Modifying Sense of Place in a Federal Company Town: Sunflower Village, Kansas, 1942 to 1959.” Journal of Cultural Geography 25 (2): 137-159.
  • Larsen, Soren, Curt Sorenson, David McDermott, Joshua Long, and C. Post. 2007. “Place Perception and Social Interaction on an Exurban Landscape in Central Colorado.” The Professional Geographer 59 (4): 421-433.
  • Post, C. 2005. “Company Town Culture: Sunflower Village, Kansas, in the 1940s.” Material Culture 37 (2): 42-59.
Research Areas
  • Cultural Geography
  • Heritage
  • Historical Geography
  • North America
Affiliations

Association of American Geographers

Cultural Geography Specialty Group

Historical Geography Specialty Group

Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes

Chris Post
OFFICE
Department of Geography
OFFICE HOURS
Fall 2014: MW 10am-Noon; TR 3pm-4pm
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-244-3427
cpost2@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Fall 2014
  • GEOG 10160 - 600 Introduction To Geography
  • GEOG 17063 - 600 World Geography
  • GEOG 22061 - 600 Human Geography
Spring 2015
  • GEOG 17063 - 600 World Geography
  • GEOG 17064 - 600 Geog Us And Canada
  • HONR 40099 - 603 Senior Honors Thesis / Project
  • GEOG 42064 - 600 Hist - Geog - Us And Canada
  • GEOG 52064 - 600 Hist - Geog - Us And Canada
  • GEOG 72064 - 600 Hist - Geog - Us And Canada
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