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Thor Ritz
Thor Ritz
(979) 862-8419
CSA 203D

Texas A&M University
MS 3147 
College Station, Texas 77843


Ph.D. Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University (2016)

M.A. Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York (2010)


GEOG 201: Intro to human geography

GEOG 306: Urban Geography

Thor Ritz

Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Ritz is a broadly trained human geographer with expertise in GIS applications and a focus on race, colonial struggle, and sovereignty. His dissertation research was funded by the National Science Foundation and looked at colonial governance strategies and practices of marronage—escape from slavery—in the French Caribbean around the turn of the 19th century. His previous research has focused on urban agriculture, food sovereignty movements, community geography, and participatory GIS.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming “Sites of Revolt, Spaces of Independence: The ‘geo-’politics of Haile Gerima’s Cinema.” In G. Thomas (ed.) Haile Gerima’s Black Radical Tradition On-Screen: Pan-African Cinema of Liberation, At Home and Abroad.

“Using Higher Education-Community Partnerships to Promote Urban Sustainability.” 2011. With C. Molnar, B. Heller, and W. Solecki. Environment 53(1): pp. 18-28.

“Studying Fascism, Violence and Failure: George L. Jackson’s Blood in My Eye.” 2007. Proudflesh No. 5: Prisoners and Captives.

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