Christian Anderson

Associate Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington Bothell
Seattle, Washington State, US

Other Affiliations

Affiliate Faculty in Geography, University of Washington Seattle


B.A. Individualized Interdepartmental Studies, University of Minnesota
M.A. Culture, Globalization and the City, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Ph.D. Geography, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Research Interests

I am an urban thinker and geographer whose work focuses on intersections among people, places, and urban political economy; social reproduction, everyday life and everyday practice; and formations of popular common sense, narrative, and culture. I’ve long been interested in using ethnography to understand how these matters intersect in relation to issues of gentrification, social spatial inequality, and place-based formations of power (my 2020 book in the Diverse Economies and Livable Worlds series, Urbanism without Guarantees, encapsulates much of my thinking along these lines). Increasingly, I am also engaging confluences with ecology, design, technology, and participatory process and working (slowly!) on (probably too many!) different projects which pursue possibilities for place-based praxis in collaborative, participatory, publicly engaged, and action-oriented modes. 

Contact Information

Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246.