- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Affiliated Faculty, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Honors Disciplinary Faculty, Barrett The Honors College
Kevin McHugh is a cultural geographer with interests in geographical thought and theory. His research advances understandings of space, place, landscape, and movement in making and imagining worlds. Kevin is engaged in a series of experiments in thermal and olfactory sensing in rethinking bodies, objects, things, spaces and atmospheres. These critical-aesthetic experiments explore post-phenomenological imaginaries in elemental geographies in light of the Anthropocene. McHugh teaches broadly at the undergraduate and graduate levels, has served on 30 Ph.D. committees and 27 M.A.thesis committees, is active in mentoring students in the Barrett Honors College, and has been a Distinguished Nominee for the ASU Parents Association Professor of the Year Award three times. Kevin served as Associate Director in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, 2011-2014.
- Phd, Geography, University of Illinois, 1984
- MA, Geography, Arizona State University, 1977
- BS, Geography, Pennsylvania State Univeristy, 1976
McHugh, K. E. and J. Kitson. Thermal sensations — burning the flesh of the world. GeoHumanities DOI: 10.1080/2373566X.2017.1415158. (link )
Kitson, J. and K. E. McHugh. 2015. Historic enchantments - materializing nostalgia. Cultural Geographies 22(3):487-508. DOI: 10.1177/1474474014549946. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2015. Touch at a distance: Toward a phenomenology of film. GeoJournal 80(5):839-851. DOI: 10.1007/s10708-015-9650-6. (link )
Warren, S., K. E. McHugh and J. Roehner. 2015. After the crossing: Afterlives of found objects in the Sonoran Desert borderlands. Journal of the Southwest 57(2-3):503-516. DOI: 10.1353/jsw.2015.0009. (link )
Shimizu, M., R. S. Cerveny, E. A. Wentz and K. E. McHugh. 2014. Geographic and virtual dissemination of an international climatic announcement. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 95(7):987-989. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00034.1. (link )
McHugh, K. E. and A. M. Fletchall. 2012. Festival and the laughter of being. Space and Culture 15(4):381-394. DOI: 10.1177/1206331212460622. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2009. Movement, memory, landscape: An excursion in non-representational thought. GeoJournal 74(3):209-218. DOI: 10.1007/s10708-008-9222-0. (link )
McHugh, K. E. and A. M. Fletchall. 2009. Memento Mori: The “death” of Youngtown. The Professional Geographer 61(1):21-35. DOI: 10.1080/00330120802577608. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2007. Generational consciousness and retirement communities. Population, Space and Place 13(4):293-306. DOI: 10.1002/psp.448. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2007. Un-poetically "man" dwells. ACME: An International Journal for Cirtical Geographies 6(2):258-277. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2005. Oh, the places they’ll go! Mobility, place and landscape in the film This is Nowhere. Journal of Cultural Geography 23(2):71-90. DOI: 10.1080/08873630509478232. (link )
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 )
McHugh, K. E. 2003. Three faces of ageism: Society, image and place. Aging & Society 23(2):165-185. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X02001113. (link )
McHugh, K., P. Gober and D. Borough. 2002. The Sun City Wars: Chapter 3. Urban Geography 23(7):627-648. DOI: 10.2747/0272-36188.8.131.527. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2000. Inside, outside, upside down, backward, forward, round and round: A cse for ethnographic studies in migration. Progress in Human Geography 24(1):71-89. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 2000. The “ageless self”? Emplacement of identities in Sun Belt retirement communities. Journal of Aging Studies 14(1):103-115. DOI: 10.1016/S0890-4065(00)80018-3. (link )
McHugh, K. E., I. M. Miyares and E. H. Skop. 1997. The magnetism of Miami: Segmented paths in Cuban migration. Geographical Review 87(4):504-518. DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.1997.tb00087.x. (link )
Gober, P., C. F. Jefftry and K. E. McHugh. 1996. Using moving-industry data to depict US migration patterns.. Growth and Change 27(2):231-251. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.1996.tb00904.x. (link )
McHugh, K. E. and R. C. Mings. 1996. The circle of migration: Attachment to place in aging. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 86(3):530-550. (link )
McHugh, K. E., T. D. Hogan and S. K. Happel. 1995. Multiple residence and cyclical migration: A life course perspective. The Professional Geographer 47(3):251-267. DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1995.00251.x. (link )
Mings, R. C. and K. E. McHugh. 1995. Wintering in the American Sunbelt: Linking Place and Behaviour. Journal of Tourism Studies 6(2):56-62. (link )
McHugh, K. E. and R. C. Mings. 1994. Seasonal migration and health care. Journal of Aging and Health 6(1):111-132. DOI: 10.1177/089826439400600107. (link )
Gober, P., K. E. McHugh and D. Leclerc. 1993. Job rich but housing-poor: The dilemma of a western amenity town. The Professional Geographer 45(1):12-20. DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1993.00012.x. (link )
Buren, B. A. and K. E. McHugh. 1992. Residence histories and electoral success in the Arizona legislature. The Social Science Journal 29(1):107-118. DOI: 10.1016/0362-3319(92)90019-E. (link )
McHugh, K. E. and R. C. Mings. 1992. Canadian snowbirds in Arizona. Journal of Applied Recreation Research 17(3):255-277.
McHugh, K. E. and P. Gober. 1992. Short-term dynamics of the US interstate migration system, 1980-1988. Growth and Change 23(4):428-445. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.1992.tb00943.x. (link )
Mings, R. C. and K. E. McHugh. 1992. The spatial configuration of travel to Yellowstone National Park. Journal of Travel Research 30(4):38-46. DOI: 10.1177/004728759203000406. (link )
Gober, P., K. E. McHugh and N. Reid. 1991. Phoenix in Flux: Household instability, residential mobility, and neighborhood vhange. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 81(1):80-88. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8306.1991.tb01680.x. (link )
McHugh, K. E. and R. C. Mings. 1991. On the road again: Seasonal migration to a Sumbelt metropolis. Urban Geography 12(1):1-18. DOI: 10.2747/0272-36184.108.40.206. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 1990. Seasonal migration as a substitute for, or precursor to, permanent migration. Research on Aging 12(2):229-245. DOI: 10.1177/0164027590122005. (link )
McHugh, K. E., P. Gober and N. Reid. 1990. Determinants of short- and long-term mobility expectations for home owners and renters. Demography 27(1):8195. DOI: 10.2307/2061554. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 1989. Hispanic migration and population redistribution in the United States. The Professional Geographer 41(4):429-439. DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1989.00429.x. (link )
Mings, R. C. and K. E. McHugh. 1989. The RV resort landscape. Journal of Cultural Geography 10(1):35-49. DOI: 10.1080/08873638909478453. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 1988. Determinants of black interstate migration, 1965-70 and 1975-80. The Annals of Regional Science 22(1):36-48. DOI: 10.1007/BF01286400. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 1987. Black migration reversal in the United States. Georgraphical Review 77(2):171-182. DOI: 10.2307/214978. (link )
McHugh, K. E. 1985. Reasons for migrating or not. Sociology and Social Research 69(4):585-589.
McHugh, K. E. 1984. Explaining migration intentions and destination selection. The Professional Geographer 36(3):315-325. DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1984.00315.x. (link )
Roseman, C. C. and K. E. McHugh. 1982. Metropolitan areas as redistributors of population. Urban Geography 3(1):22-33. (link )
McIntyre, N., D. Williams and K. E. McHugh eds. 2006. Multiple Dwelling and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Identity. CABI Publishing. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-1845931209.
McHugh, K. E. and A. M. Fletchall. 2018. The Arizona Renaissance Festival: A performance in three movements. Pp. Chapter 4 In: Bowditch, R. and P. Vissicaro eds., Performing Utopia. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 9780857423863.
Katz, S. and K. E. McHugh. 2010. Age, meaning, and place: Cultural narratives and retirement communities. Pp. 271-292 In: Cole, T., R. E. Ray and R. Kastenbaum eds., A Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging: What Does It Mean to Grow Old?. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD. ISBN: 978-0801894336.
McHugh, K. E. 2006. Citadels in the sun. Pp. 262-277 In: McIntyre, N., D. Williams and K. E. McHugh eds., Multiple Dwelling and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Idendtity. CABI Publishing. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-1845931209.
McHugh, K. E. 2006. Multiple dwellings: Prospect and retrospect. Pp. 313-322 In: McIntyre, N., D. Williams and K. E. McHugh eds., Multiple Dwelling and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Identity. CABI Publishing. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-1845931209.
McHugh, K. E. 2006. Nomads of desire. Pp. 51-66 In: McIntyre, N., D. Williams and K. E. McHugh eds., Multiple Dwellings and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Identity. CABI Publishing. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-1845931209.
Parady, K. and K. E. McHugh. 2012. Blue water is coming: Substance and being in a chemicalizing landscape. Presentation February 26, 2012 at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York City, New York.