Research & Projects

Selected Papers

Pesses, M.W. “‘So Shiny, So Chrome’: Images and Ideology of Humans, Machines, and the Earth in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road,” cultural geographies, 00 (2018): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474018787308  

Pesses, M.W. “Environmental Knowledge, American Indians, and John Muir’s Trap,” Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 80 (2018): 112-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pcg.2018.0006

Pesses, M.W. “‘You Gotta Be One of the Good Guys, Son’:Mobilities of Foucauldian Ethics and Freedom in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher,” The Journal of Comics and Graphic Novels, 00 (2018): 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21504857.2018.1503188

Pesses, M.W. ““Road Less Traveled: Race & American Automobility,” Mobilities, Curated Issue: Transport Mobilities. 12 (2017): 677-691. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2016.1240319

Pesses, M.W. “What’s He Building in There? The Existential Geography of Tom Waits,” Aether: The Journal of Media Geography, Special issue, Geographies of Music. 7 (2011): 42-57. http://mgm.arizona.edu/articles/what%E2%80%99s-he-building-there-existential-geography-tom-waits

Pesses, M.W. “Automobility, Vélomobility, American Mobility: An Exploration of the Bicycle Tour,” Mobilities 5 (2010): 1-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450100903435029

Drafts & Working Concepts

Pesses, M.W. “Orienting the map: Toward a cartographic queer phenomenology.” Presented at the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Pesses, M.W. “Spaces of critique, spaces of discomfort: a rhizome of shock and unease.” Paper written in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.

Culminating papers

Pesses, M.W. Crawl Space: Driving Over the Anthropocene in a Jeep. Doctoral Dissertation. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.

Pesses, M.W. Do Two Wheels Make it More Authentic than Four? Spaces of Bicycle Tourism. Masters Thesis. California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California.