Rickie Sanders is professor of geography/urban studies and former director of women’s studies at Temple University and director of the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium. During her tenure at Temple University she has served as both graduate chair and chair of her department and was a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Temple. She recently rotated off the Temple University General Education Executive Committee. She has published in numerous publications including Women’s Studies Quarterly, Journal of Geography, Professional Geographer, Gender Place and Culture, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Antipode, Urban Geography, and a Legislative Atlas for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on images of the city/photography/visual studies, urban geography, gender on the landscape, and teaching geography. She has had two exhibits of her work at Temple University. Her recent (2012, 2013) work includes “Making INVISIBLE CITIES Visible” a photo essay submitted Visual Communication with Bogdan Jankowski; Trayvon Martin: The Blogosphere, Racial Profiling, Social Justice, Pit bulls, and “The Talk” in Antipode Issues Forum; “The Ambiguous Rhetoric of Invisibility and Visibility in Women’s Lives” Revista Artemis XVI with Loreley Gomez Garcia; “The Complexities of Teaching Simple Geographic Concepts: A Guide to Connecting Critical Geography to the Classroom” in Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom (Routledge Research in Education Series), Todd Kenreich, Ed.; “The Whitening of the Public University: The Context for Diversifying Geography,” The Professional Geographer with Audrey Kobayashi and Victoria Lawson.
She presented her work this summer at the meeting of the International Visual Studies Association in Pittsburgh as well as the International Geographers Union in Krakow. Currently (Fall, 2014) she is teaching at Temple University Rome. In addition to her publications, she has served on numerous committees for the Association of American Geographers (AAG), National Council of Geographic Educators, the American Geographical Society, the Workshop on Geography in the 21st Century, and the National Association of Educational Progress/Educational Testing Service. She has also received numerous awards and honors from national organizations as well as Temple University. These include the Gilbert Grosvenor Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Eleanor Hofkin Award for Outstanding Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts/Temple University; and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. The Finding A Way Project under her directorship received the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award Special Commendation from the American Association of University Women. She was recently honored by the Association of American Geographers for her success in Enhancing Diversity in the discipline.
2014. “Trayvon Martin: The Blogosphere, Racial Profiling, Social Justice, Pitbulls, and “The Talk.” Antipode Intervention Symposium.
2013. “The Ambiguous Rhetoric of Invisibility and Visibility in Women’s Lives.” Revista Artemis XVI. With Loreley Gomez Garcia.
2012. “The Complexities of Teaching Simple Geographic Concepts: A Guide to Connecting Critical Geography to the Classroom.” Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom (Routledge Research in Education Series), Todd Kenreich, Ed.
2013. The Whitening of the Public University: The Context for Diversifying Geography.” The Professional Geographer. With Audrey Kobayashi and Victoria Lawson.
2010. Picturing the city: young people’s representations of urban environments.” Children’s Geographies. With Tine Beneker (Netherlands), Sirpa Tani (Finland), Liz Taylor (Oxford). Children’s Geographies.
2010. Selling new versions of ‘family’: examining the images used to define and portray ‘family’ in retirement community promotional material. Chapter 10 in Hallman, B. (eds) ‘Family Geographies: The Spatiality of Families and Family Life’ Oxford University Press.
2010. Urbanization. Encyclopedia of African American History. Ernest Perry (Managing Editor) Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
2010. Urban Ghetto. Encyclopedia of African American History. Ernest Perry (Managing Editor) Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
2010. War on Poverty. Encyclopedia of African American History. Ernest Perry (Managing Editor) Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
2009. “Photographs.” In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 8, pp. 157-162. Oxford: Elsevier.
2009. “The Neighborhood Narratives Project: New Dialogues with/in the Mediated City.” With Hana Iverson. Ch 6 in Eckardt, . (Eds) MEDIACITY – Situations, Practices and Encounters. Frank & Timme, Berlin Publishers.
2009. “Urban Public Space.” Ch 8 in Orvell, M (Eds) Public Space and the Ideology of Place in American Culture. Rodopi B. V. Publishers.
2008. “The Triumph of Geography: A Viewpoint. Vol. 32, No. 1. Progress in Human Geography.
2008. “Teaching the Geographies of Urban Areas: Views and Visions.” Vol. 16, No. 3. With Tine Beneker (Netherlands), Sirpa Tani (Finland), Liz Taylor (Oxford) and Rob van der Vaart (Utrecht). International Research in Geographic and Environmental Education.
2007. Developing Geographers through Photography: Enlarging Concepts. Vol. 31, No. 1. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
2006. Social Justice: Musings of a Woman of Color in Geography. Gender, Place, and Culture. Vol. 13, No. 1.
2005. The Tragedy of Katrina: Will there be a Presidential Apology? Hurricane Katrina: Response and Responsibilities. John Brown Childs, (Ed.) Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press.
2004. “An International Comparison of Geography Teaching: Content and Standards. In Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World. Symposium Proceedings of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education in Association with International Cartographic Association and Children and Cartography Commission. With Joseph Stoltman.
2004. Social Exclusion. Encyclopedia of International Development. T. Forsyth (Ed.) London and New York: Routledge.
2004. Marginality. Encyclopedia of International Development. T. Forsyth (Ed.) London and New York: Routledge.
2000. “Gender Equity in the Classroom: An Arena for Correspondence. Women’s Studies Quarterly, special issue on Gender Equity in High Schools: Notes for a New Century. Vol. 28, Nos. 3 and 4.
2000. “Finding A Way: A Program to Enhance Gender Equity in the K12 Classroom.” Women’s Studies Quarterly, special issue on Gender Equity In High Schools: Notes for a New Century. Vol. 28, Nos. 3 and 4. With Jan Monk, Peg Smith, Julie Tuason, and Pamela Wridt.
1999. Building Gender Equity in Geography Classrooms: A Guide to Designing a Professional Development Institute.” Published by National Council for Geographic Education. With Julie Tuason and Pamela Wridt.
1999. Introducing White Privilege into the Classroom: Lessons from Finding A Way. Journal of Geography. Vol. 98.
1999. Exploring Obstacles to Educational Reform: Observations from Finding A Way. Professional Geographer, Vol. 99.
1999. Finding A Way to Reach Girls of All Racial and Ethnic Background Geography Classrooms. In Girls Succeeding in Science, Math and Technology: Who Works and What Works. AAUW. Philadelphia PA.
1998. Review Essay: Thresholds in Feminist Geography. In Gender, Place, and Culture. Vol. 6, No. 3.
1994. “Teaching Geography in a Pluralistic Society,” Chapter 11 in Geography Education National Implementation Project’s, Spaces and Places, published by Rand McNally.
1994. The Liberal Studies Agenda vs. the Basic Education Agenda: Finding the Proper Balance”. In The Journal of Geography, Vol. 90, No. 1.
1991. “Integrating Race and Ethnicity into Geographic Gender Studies.” In The Professional Geographer, Vol.42, No. 2.