Dr. Christabel Devadoss

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christabel Devadoss
MTSU Box 133, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, West Virginia University (2018)
  • MA, Kent State University (2014)
  • BS, Kent State University (2009)

Areas of Expertise

Identity Politics, Asia/South Asia, Diaspora and Postcolonialism, Political and Cultural Geography, Visual Methods, Photography, Soundscapes.

Biography

PhD, Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2018.

MA, Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2014

BS, Visual Journalism, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2009

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Devadoss, Christabel. "Monolith, the colonial face of landscape photography." Gender, Place & Culture (forthcoming).

Devadoss, Christabel, “Sounding ‘Brown’: Everyday Aural Discrimination and Othering,” Political Geography 79, (2020), 102151.

Devadoss, Christabel and Gordon Cromley. “Intimacy in Non-Western Discourses of Terr...

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Devadoss, Christabel. "Monolith, the colonial face of landscape photography." Gender, Place & Culture (forthcoming).

Devadoss, Christabel, “Sounding ‘Brown’: Everyday Aural Discrimination and Othering,” Political Geography 79, (2020), 102151.

Devadoss, Christabel and Gordon Cromley. “Intimacy in Non-Western Discourses of Terrorism:  An Analysis of Three Bollywood Films,” GeoHumanities. (2018).

Devadoss, Christabel. “Sound and Identity Explored through the US Indian Tamil Diaspora and Tamil Nadu. Journal of Cultural Geography. (2017).

Tyner, James A. and Christabel Devadoss. “Administrative Violence, Prison Geographies and the Photographs of Tuol Sleng Security Center, Cambodia.” Area. (2014).  

BOOK CHAPTERS

Devadoss, Christabel and Culcasi, Karen. ““Orientalist-Settler Colonialism: Foundations and Practices of Post 9/11 White Nationalism in the US.”  In Changing geographies of the state: New spaces of Geopolitics. Sami Moisio, Natalie Koch, Andy Jonas, Juho Luukkonen, Chris Lizotte (eds). Edward Elgar (2020): 119-132.

Devadoss, Christabel. “Working Between Regions: Understanding Identity and Ethnicity in a Globalized World through India and its diaspora.” In Human Geography and Professional Mobility. Weronika Kusek and Nick Wise (eds). (2019). Book Chapter.

Devadoss, Christabel. “Soundscapes as critical tools of analysis.” In The Changing World Language Map. In Stan Brunn (ed). Springer (Forthcoming).

Devadoss, Christabel. “Diversity and Diaspora: Second-generation Indian Tamils in the US.” In Tamil Diaspora. Sam George and Peter Vethanayagamony (eds). (Forthcoming).  

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Photographs published in Kinkaid, Eden. "Experimenting with creative geographic methods in The Critical Futures Visual Archive." cultural geographies 26, no. 2 (2019): 245-252.

Photographs published in Lost in Oscar Hotel: There is Something in the Air (Gordon Murray). Mirabilis Books/Inagram (2014).

Devadoss, Christabel and David H. Kaplan. The Immigration and Settlement of Asian Indians in Phoenix, Arizona, 1965–2011: Ethnic Pride vs. Racial Discrimination in the Suburbs (Emily Skop). Book Review in Journal of Regional Science. (2013).

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Presentations

“Representation, Solarpunk, and Pedagogy in teaching Geography of Gaming.” Dimensions of Political Ecology: Lexington: Mar 2022

“Self Portrait: Colonial Monuments and National Parks Photography.” AAG. NYC: Feb 2022

“Monolith, the colonial face of landscape photography.” AAG. Denver: April 2020. (COVID-19 postponed to April 2021 – Seattle: April 2021).

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“Representation, Solarpunk, and Pedagogy in teaching Geography of Gaming.” Dimensions of Political Ecology: Lexington: Mar 2022

“Self Portrait: Colonial Monuments and National Parks Photography.” AAG. NYC: Feb 2022

“Monolith, the colonial face of landscape photography.” AAG. Denver: April 2020. (COVID-19 postponed to April 2021 – Seattle: April 2021).

“Navigating Identity: Sound and the Indian Tamil Diaspora.” The Annual Conference on South Asia. Madison: Oct 2019

“Postcolonial diaspora histories and family photographs: from India, Saudi Arabia, and Libya to the US.” AAG. Washington DC: April 2019

“Beyond the Orientalist Frame: Diaspora and Family Photographs.” Creating Global Change Interdisciplinary Conference in Women’s and Gender Studies. Murfreesboro: Mar 2019

“Sound, Othering, and Discrimination: Identity politics of the Indian Tamil diaspora.” SEDAAG. Johnson City: Nov 2018

“’I’m going to be Indian Until I Die’: A Visual narrative of a diaspora experience(s).” AAG. New Orleans: April 2018

“The 2017 AP Human Geography Exam: reflecting on critical geographic pedagogy.” Critical Geography Conference. State College: Oct 2017

“Through my grandparents’ eyes: A personal history of diaspora.” Photographs and creative work to be displayed at the Critical Geography Conference. State College: Oct 2017

“The Indian Tamil diaspora: Soundscapes and scalar identity.” AAG. Boston: April 2017

 “Terrorism, emotions, and militarization: A comparison of films in Hollywood and Bollywood.” Race, Ethnicity, and Place with Gordon Cromley. Kent: Sep 2016

 “Othering, sound, and identity negotiation within the Indian Tamil diaspora.” AAG. San Francisco: April 2016

“Toward sensuous GIS and immersive geospatial representations of place.” (Poster) with Fang Fang, Aaron Ferarri, Deborah Kirk, Dr. Trevor Harris. East Lakes AAG. Kent: Oct 2015

“Fighting For Identity: The French Indochina War and the Politics Unit Insignia.” with Gordon Cromley. East Lakes AAG. Kent: Oct 2015

 “Soundscapes and Identity Formation: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu and Cleveland, OH.” AAG.Chicago: April 2015

“Return Migration of the Tamil Diaspora? Regional Identity Across Global Spaces.” European Conference on South Asian Studies. Zurich: July 2014

“Deconstructing ‘Asian Indian’: Visual and Soundscape Representations.” AAG. Tampa: April 2014

“Cultural Transmission of the Tamil Diaspora.” Applied Geography. Annapolis: October 2013

 

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Courses

  • Geography of Asia/Pacific Rim
  • Cultural Geography
  • Intro to Regional Geography
  • Global Geopolitical Economics
  • Geography of Middle East and North Africa
  • The Cultural Landscape
  • US and Canada
  • Special Topics: The Geography of Gaming