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, 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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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