Ph.D., Geography, Clark University, 2015
M.A., Geography, University of Kentucky, 2011
B.A., Geography and Political Science, University of Kentucky, 2008
Geographic thought and methodology
Dr. Taylor Shelton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University. Broadly trained as a geographer, Dr. Shelton’s work sits at the intersection of critical human geography and GIS. His research focuses on the variety of ways that urban spaces and social inequalities are represented, reproduced and contested through maps and data. He is particularly interested in how mapping and data visualization can be used to develop alternative understandings of urban social and environmental injustices.
Prior to joining Georgia State in 2020, Dr. Shelton held appointments at Mississippi State University, the University of Kentucky and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before that, Dr. Shelton earned BA and MA degrees in geography from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.
For a complete list of publications, please see my Google Scholar profile
Taylor Shelton (2021). Gameday homes: mapping emerging geographies of housing speculation and absentee ownership in the American South. Cities 115: 1-11.
Taylor Shelton (2021). Situated mapping: visualizing urban inequality between the god trick and strategic positivism. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, forthcoming.
Ate Poorthuis, Taylor Shelton, Matthew Zook (2021). Changing neighborhoods, shifting connections: mapping relational geographies of gentrification using social media data. Urban Geography, forthcoming.
Jerry Shannon, Katherine B. Hankins, Taylor Shelton, Amber J. Bosse, Dorris Scott, Daniel Block, Heather Fischer, LaToya E. Eaves, Jin-Kyu Jung, Jonnell Robinson, Patricia Solis, Hamil Pearsall, Amanda Rees, Aileen Nicolas (2020). Community Geography: Toward a Disciplinary Framework. Progress in Human Geography, forthcoming.
Taylor Shelton (2020). A post-truth pandemic? Big Data & Society 7(2): 1-6.
Taylor Shelton, Ate Poorthuis (2019). The nature of neighborhoods: using big data to rethink the geographies of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit system. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 109(5): 1341-1361.
Taylor Shelton, Thomas Lodato (2019). Actually existing smart citizens: expertise and (non) participation in the making of the smart city. City 23(1): 35-52.
Taylor Shelton (2018). Mapping dispossession: eviction, foreclosure and the multiple geographies of housing instability in Lexington, Kentucky. Geoforum 97: 281-291.
Taylor Shelton (2018). Rethinking the RECAP: mapping the relational geographies of concentrated poverty and affluence in Lexington, Kentucky. Urban Geography 39(7): 1070-1091.
Taylor Shelton (2017). Spatialities of data: mapping social media 'beyond the geotag'. GeoJournal 82(4): 721-734.