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
  • Assistant Professor of Geography
  • PhD, Geography, Kent State University
  • MA, Geography, Kent State University
  • BA, Geography, St. Cloud State University
  • BES, Music, St. Cloud State University

Research Interests

  • Post-Industrial Geographies & Heritage
  • National Identity in the 21st Century
  • Digital Heritage & Social Media
  • Political Ecology, Place, & Memory
  • Black Geographies & Memorial Landscape

Areas of Expertise

  • Memory and Heritage
  • Cultural Landscape
  • British Studies
  • Historical and Cultural Geography
  • Sense of Place
  • Performativity & Performance