Mark Rhodes

Mark Rhodes
"Every artist, every scientist, must decide NOW where they stand. They have no alternative. There is no standing above the conflict on Olympian heights. There are no impartial observers. Through the destruction-in certain countries-of the greatest of human literary heritages, through the propagation of false ideas of racial and national superiority, the artist, the scientist, the writer is challenged. The struggle invades the formerly cloistered halls of our universities and other seats of learning. The battlefront is everywhere. There is no sheltered rear. The artist must take sides. They must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative."
—Paul Robeson, 1958, Here I Stand


Personal Affirmation to Work for Racial and Social Justice

  • Assistant Professor of Geography
  • PhD, Geography, Kent State University
  • MA, Geography, Kent State University

Research Interests

  • Post-Industrial Geographies & Heritage
  • National Identity in the 21st Century
  • Cultural Sustainability and Sustainable Tourism
  • Political Ecology, Place, & Memory
  • Critical Geographies & Memorial Landscapes

Areas of Expertise

  • Memory and Memorialization
  • Heritage Institutions
  • Cultural Landscape
  • Welsh Studies
  • Historical Geography 
  • Cultural Geographies