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ABOUT ME

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Discover My

GRADUATE WORK

At the University

of Washington

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CURRENT RESEARCH:

Digital Environmentalism

In The Arctic

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PAST RESEARCH:

PGIS in the

Amazon

Hello, and welcome to my site! My name is Jason Young, and I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. I am a critical human geographer who uses innovative combinations of big data analysis and traditional qualitative methodologies to answer questions about the cultural and epistemological limits of emerging digital technologies. Specifically, I research how indigenous peoples use digital technologies, from geographic information systems (GIS) to social media, to participate in the politics of environmental management. My work bridges several sub-fields of geography, including digital geographies, nature and society studies, postcolonial theory, and indigenous studies. This research offers lessons on the possibilities of technological practices for empowering marginalized peoples and producing transformative change for environmental politics.