John "Jack" Swab

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  • Geography
822 Patterson Office Tower
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Penn State, BS Geography & BA History (2017)


I am an interdisciplinary geographer broadly interested in the nexus of human geography and GIS/cartography. Specifically, I examine how urban and economic topics intersect with the map, technological evolution in cartography, and the information management of geospatial data. I also have interests in the intellectual history of geography, map studies, and their impacts on current scholarship. Budding areas of interest include digital political ecology and queer spatial histories.

John is my legal name, but I prefer Jack. I use he/him/his pronouns.

Selected Publications: 
Swab, J.J. and Babcock, T., 2018. Surveying Northeastern Pennsylvania: Contextualizing the Flower-Walker Collection at the Tioga Point Museum. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries, 14(1), pp.9-20.
Swab, J.J., 2018. Review of Patents and Cartographic Inventions: A New Perspective for Map History. Cartographic Perspectives, (90).
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