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Elizabeth Larson

Elizabeth Larson

Senior Lecturer, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth.M.Larson@asu.edu

480-965-7533

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Elizabeth Larson is a senior lecturer in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, where she teaches human, regional and environmental geography courses. She regularly teaches Society and Environment; Geography of Latin America; Geography of the Middle East; the Geography of World Crises; and Population Geography. Early in her career, Larson studied refugee populations within Central America. In the mid-1990s, her work focus turned from the refugee movement to community dialogue and civic engagement in the public arena. She coordinated a two-year program, "Voices from Communities in Transition" for the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) (1995-1997), and then worked in municipal government as the director of "Scottsdale Voices," a citizen engagement program modeled after the Humanities Council's 'Voices' program. In 2002, Larson was awarded the Distinguished Public Scholar Award by the Arizona Humanities Council.

Education

  • PhD, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA, Latin American Studies, Louisana State University at Baton Rouge
  • BA, Humanistic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Expertise

Journal Articles

2005

McHugh, K. E. and E. M. Larson-Keagy. 2005. These white walls: The dialectic of retirement communities. Journal of Aging Studies 19(2):241-256. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaging.2004.07.004. (link )