Research & Projects

Selected Essays, Papers, and Books

Pesses, M.W. Ecomobilities: Driving the Anthropocene in Popular Cinema, Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2021.

Pesses, M.W. “Critical Theory for Geography Students I: Foucault and ‘Questions on Geography.'” The Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. Forthcoming.

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.  

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

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.

Pesses, M.W. ““Road Less Traveled: Race & American Automobility,” Mobilities, Curated Issue: Transport Mobilities. 12 (2017): 677-691.

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.

Pesses, M.W. “Automobility, Vélomobility, American Mobility: An Exploration of the Bicycle Tour,” Mobilities 5 (2010): 1-24.

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.