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Jonathan Bratt is a PhD. candidate in Geography at Arizona State University. His does research in the areas of cultural geography, geographic thought, urbanism, public life, aesthetics, postphenomenology, and China. Jonathan is currently completing a dissertation under the supervision of Professor Kevin McHugh on relations between public life, urban space, and social aesthetics in the city of Tianjin, China. He speaks and writes Chinese and has spent the past two summers conducting research in Tianjin. Apart from his research at ASU, he serves as a teacher or teaching assistant for courses on topics such as human-environment relations, physical geography, and urban geography, and co-directs a graduate student organization called the Post-Human Network.
M.A. (Indiana University) East Asian Studies
B.A. (Calvin College) History
Cultural geography, geographic thought, urbanism, public life, aesthetics, postphenomenology, China
Bratt, Jonathan. 2017. "Return to the East: Tourism Promotion as Legitimation in Qiandongnan, China." Tourist Studies. Published online before print.
Bratt, Jonathan. 2016. “The Spirit Wanders with Things: A Literary Post-Phenomenology.” Literary Geographies 2(2): 182-199.
Kitson, Jennifer and Jonathan Bratt. 2016. “City Sensing and Urban Aesthetics.” Pp. 363-384 in Handbook of Cities and the Environment, edited by Kevin Archer and Kris Bezdecny. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.