Serin D. Houston


Serin D. Houston (PhD 2011 Syracuse University) is an Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations at Mount Holyoke College. Her research draws on qualitative methods and a geographic perspective to examine questions of equity and justice from the individual to the global scale. Her book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance (Our Sustainable Future series, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), uses Seattle, Washington as a lens to analyze the translation of sustainability, creativity, and social justice from theory into praxis within urban governance. Additional research projects focus on U.S. sanctuary policies and social movements; climate change and human migration; and global/local community engagement. To read more about her work please visit

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