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Erin Collins

Assistant Professor School of International Service

Professor Collins is a human geographer. Her work focusses on the political economy and cultural politics of transformation in Southeast Asian cities. Her current research looks at how people claim and defend space in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh, in and through moments of political, social and economic remaking. Professor Collins has recent publications in Environment and Planning A and Development and Change. In SIS Professor Collins teaches courses on Geographies of Uneven Development, Critical Social Theory, Development in Theory and History and Qualitative Methods for Studying the City. In her research and teaching Professor Collins draws on post-colonial, critical race, feminist and global urban theory.


Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies B.A. in Geography and Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Languages Spoken
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 327
SIS 327, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Tuesdays, or by appointment
Contact Info
(202) 885-3713

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  • Spring 2017

    • SISU-306 Adv Int'l Studies Research: Qual Meth for Resrch the City
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  • Fall 2017

    • SISU-340 Topics in Global Inequalty/Dev: Geography of Uneven Devel
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    • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Critical Social Theory
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    • SISU-494 Comm Service Learning Project: Critical Social Theory
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