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William McKeithen (Geography)

McKeithen, William (Geography)

William McKeithen (Geography)
Email: wmck@uw.edu
Website: https://www.willmckeithen.com

Will McKeithen (they/them) recently completed their PhD in Geography at the University of Washington, where they also worked as a TA and lead instructor for over seven years. Will has also taught in the CHID and Honors Programs and in 2017-2018 they served as a Project in Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) Fellow at UW Bothell. Will's research explores the uneven landscapes of health, wealth, and ecology, particularly as they impact environments and communities targeted by White supremacy, neoliberalism, and mass incarceration. Their most recent research examined the everyday administration of prison healthcare in Washington state's two women's prisons. They have also collaborated on a project investigating the bio-economy of medicinal parasites and their earliest work examined the queer intimacies of 'crazy cat ladies' under neoliberal capitalism. As a teacher, Will works with students to foster the tools necessary for individual success and collective liberation - critical thinking, active listening, local application, sustained curiosity, and ethical engagement. 

Instructor's Honors Course History

Course Title
HONORS 230 D Prison Logics and Abolition Futures 2020 4 16135 View »
HONORS 231 A Contested Commodities 2020 1 15382 View »
HONORS 345 A Prison Logics and Abolition Futures 2019 1 15354 View »



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