John Paul Henry

Ph.D. Student, Geography
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 500
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045



Shannon O’Lear

Educational Background:

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Research Interests:

John Paul Henry is a PhD aspirant studying political geography, slow violence, and critical geopolitics. He uses collaborative and photographic methodologies to elicit forms of agency, embodied experience, and resistance in relation to slow violence and discourse.


Henry, John Paul (2019) Data Storytelling Workbook. “Photodrive: Co-Navigating Rural Geographies of Slow Violence.” Routledge. In Press.

Selected Presentations:


“Using Mixed Photo-Based Methods to Elicit Rural, Toxic Places of Slow Violence,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 3

“Place Attachment and Cuban Revolutionary Symbolism,” Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Research Symposium, April 23

Selected  Honors/Awards:


Pierre A. Stouse Jr. Memorial Award. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences.


Research Excellence Initiative (REI). University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2019 GPRM-AAG Annual Meeting