John Paul Henry


John Paul Henry
  • PhD Student

Contact Info


Biography

Advisor:

Shannon O’Lear

Educational Background:

BS Photojournalism, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Dissertation:

Visual Practices of Affect: Tracing Authoritarian Assemblages and Resistance Practices in Cuban Politics

Research Interests:

As a political geographer John Paul studies the spatial, embodied, and geopolitical implications of surveillance and other visual practices. In his dissertation research, he approaches the gendered and racialized ways surveillance is experienced through the lens of sousveillance, the practice of filming those in power. He collaborates with Cuban activists to understand visuality in terms of knowledge-creation practices and to amplify lived experiences into new affectual capacities. 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications

Henry, John Paul (2022). Impact of the 2020 United States presidential election in the Cuban perspective. Ed. B. Warf and J. Heppen. Geographies of the 2020 Election. Routledge. Forthcoming.

Henry, John Paul (2021). Complicating the Role of Sight: Photographic Methods and Visibility in Slow Violence Research. Ed. S. O’Lear (Ed) A Research Agenda for Geographies of Slow Violence. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Selected Presentations

American Association of Geographers National Conference

  • Paper Presentation: Film as Geopolitical Intervention: a collaborative, transnational creative project
  • April 2021

American Association of Geographers National Conference

  • Panel Presentation: Film as Geopolitical Intervention: a collaborative, transnational creative project
  • April 2021

American Association of Geographers, Great Plains Rocky Mountain Regional Conference

  • Picturing Slow Violence: Eliciting Experiences in Rural, Toxic Places
  • Oct. 2019

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, KU. Graduate Research Symposium

  • Place Attachment and Cuban Revolutionary Symbolism
  • April 2019

American Association of Geographers National Conference

  • Picturing Power: Innovative Visual Methods in Critical Geography
  • April 2018

 

Awards & Honors

(2021-22) Institute for Policy & Social Research Doctoral Research Fellow

(2021) Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation’s Sherman and Irene Dreiseszun Scholarship (Awarded)

(2021) Pierre A. Stouse Award - Department of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences and Latin American Studies (Awarded)

(2021) Dwight Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship – KU Graduate Studies (Finalist)

(2021) Stansifer Fellowship – Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Awarded)

(2020) Pierre A. Stouse Award - Department of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences and Latin American Studies (Awarded)

(2019) Social Justice Award, Research Excellence Initiative. College of Liberal Arts, University of Kansas. (Awarded)