Jack Swab (he/him)
University of Kentucky, MS Library Science (2022)
University of Kentucky, MA Geography (2020)
Penn State, BS Geography & BA History (2017)
I am a geographer broadly interested in the nexus of human geography and GIS/cartography. Specifically, I examine the effectiveness and utility of COVID-19 maps and the limits of these visualizations in public health communication as they relate to local administrative boundaries. More broadly, I am interested in technological evolution in cartography, map libraries, the intellectual history of geography, map studies, and queer spatial histories.
I am also serving as the Vice-Chair/Chair/Past-Chair for the American Association of Geographers Cartography Specialty Group from 2022-2024. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have about the Cartography Specialty Group!