Present: Doctor of Philosophy (2019)

  • University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Department of Geography, Environment and Society (Doctoral Major: Geography Doctoral Minor: Feminist Studies)
  • In progress, expected completion Fall 2019


The Evergreen State College, BA Political Economy (2008)


Areas of Interest

Black Geography Feminist Geography, Black Feminist Thought, Queer Theory, Black Radical Tradition, Political Economy, GIS, Mixed Methods, Critical Race Theory



Wright, R.; Derickson, K.; Mallory, A. (2017) “The spatial technologies of racialized knowing: on visually, measurement and the law.” In Geographies of Power. (Submitted for Initial Review)


Honors and Awards

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Award – University of Minnesota (Spring 2015)

DOVE Fellowship – University of Minnesota (2014 – 2015)

First Peoples Scholar – The Evergreen State College (2006-2008)

President’s List- Texas Southern University (2004 – 2006)

University Scholarship- Texas Southern University (2004 – 2006)


Conference Presentations/Invited Talks

“Fertility, Family Planning, and Racialization.” Invited talk for instructor Jay Bowman’s Population Geography course at the University of Minnesota, October 11th, 2016


“Why We Count: Race, Gender and Sexuality of Health Statistics.” Invited talk for Dr. Kathryne Grace’s Health Geographies course at University of Minnesota, April 28th, 2016


“Legacies of Black Feminisms.” Panelist at the American Association of Geographers Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 1st, 2016


“Authors Meets Critics: Specializing Blackness – Dr. Rashad Shabazz” Moderator at the American Association of Geographers Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2nd, 2016.


“Black Social Death, Geography and the Neoliberal Academy.” Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Feminist Geography Conference, Milwaukee, WI, April 20th, 2015


“Developing Male Allies” Workshop presented at The Eastside Cafe, East Los Angeles, California. April 7th, 2013


“Queering Masculinity.” Workshop presented at the Queer People of College Conference, Fullerton, California. April 6th, 2013


“Man Talk!” Workshop presented at Womyn of Color Conference, California State University Los Angeles. November 16th,, 2013.


“Men Comrades in Struggle” Workshops presented at 4th Annual Womyn of Color Conference, California State University Los Angeles. November 17th, 2012


“Men Comrades in Struggle” Paper presented at Anarchist Book fair, Los Angeles, California. September 8th, 2012


Chican@ Juvenile incarceration and Gateways to Education in WA State. Paper presented at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Jose, California. February 25th, 2007


Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant – GEOG 1403: Biogeography of the Global Garden

University of Minnesota

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 – Dr. Kurt Kipfmueller


Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – Political Economy and Social Movements, Economics – Dr. Peter Bohmer

The Evergreen State College

March 2008 – June 2008


Professional Experience

Asian American Drug Abuse Program (2011 – 2014)

Los Angeles, CA

Position: Community Organizer/ Data Analyst

Duties: Developed policy advocacy campaigns for Alcohol and other drugs enforcement and education within the City of Inglewood, CA. Conducted community assessments and data collective using participatory action research with Inglewood residents. Analyzed data and proposed policy recommendations to community stakeholders. Facilitated a weekly youth leadership development group in Inglewood.


Foundation for California Community Colleges (2009 – 2011)

Los Angeles, CA

Position: Tutor

Duties: I developed a 10-week personalized educational curriculum for students with special needs in Los Angeles Unified School District.


Southern California Library (2008-2010)

Los Angeles, CA

Position: Library Assistant/Community Organizer

Duties: I assisted Library patrons with their research and personal inquires. I facilitated an ongoing relationship between researchers and the South Los Angeles community.


Unite Here! Local 11 (2008)

Los Angeles, CA

Position: Boycott Intern

Duties: I assisted on major boycott campaigns. Duties included: distribution of materials to various Los Angeles organizations, fundraising, upkeep on databases, large-scale mailings, space planning, community outreach, and data entry.




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