- Ph.D. August, 2006 San Diego State University / University of California, Santa Barbara Joint Doctoral Program. Dissertation: Rethinking Geovisualization: New Geography for New Media
- M.A. June, 2000 California State University, Northridge Geography.Thesis: Patterns of Housing Price Change in Los Angeles County, 1988-2000
- B.G.S. June, 1975 Ohio University Film Studies
- Geography of Media Graduate Seminar
- Modern Geographic Thought
- Cultural Geography
- Geography of the United States (online version)
- Geography of Africa Introductory
- GIS Intermediate
- GIS Economic Geography
- World Regional Geography
- Senior Projects
Selected Publications and Presentations
Editor: Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook, 2006 – Aether: The Journal of Media Geography, 2007 -
Aitken, S. and Craine, J. 2006. Affective Geovisualizations. Directions Magazine, Feb 7.
Craine, J. and Aitken, S. 2004. Street Fighting: Placing the Crisis of Masculinity in David Fincher’s Fight Club. GeoJournal, 59: 289-296.
Aitken, S. and Craine, J. 2002. The Pornography of Despair: Lust, Desire and the Music of Matt Johnson. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies (www.acme-journal.org). 1(1): 91-116.
Allen, J. and Craine, J. 2005. The Immigrant Metropolis: The Dynamics of Intergenerational Mobility in Los Angeles and New York. Bean, F., Rumbaut, R., and Brown, S., eds. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Craine, J. and Aitken, S. 2005. Visual Methodologies: What You See is Not Always What You Get. In Methods in Human Geography, 2nd Ed. Flowerdew, R and Martin, D., eds. Harlow: Longman.
Craine, J. 2007. Hotel Habitus: Transgressive Geographies in The King of New York. In Moving Pictures/Stopping Places, Clarke, D., ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (forthcoming)
Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, 2006 Paper presentation: “Virtualizing Los Angeles: Pierre Levy, The Shield, and theshieldfans.com” Co-organizer: Media Geographies sessions
Annual Meeting, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 2005 Paper Presentation: “Virtualizing Los Angeles: Pierre Levy, The Shield, and theshieldfans.com”
Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, 2005 Paper presentation: “Virtual Signification: Los Angeles, The Shield, and theshieldfans.com” Co-organizer: Media Geographies sessions
Annual Meeting, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 2004 Paper Presentation: “Placing the Crisis of Masculinity in David Fincher’s Fight Club”
Research and Interests
My current research involves the study of media geography, particularly developing new theories for the geographic engagement of visual information. Geography has long been associated with the visual display of cartographic information but as we transition to the digital and virtual forms of geographic data we must form new ways to understand how we consume and produce our geographies. In addition, I am working with Dr. Shawna Dark to establish the Center for Geographical Studies as one of the premier repositories of geographic research. Our current projects include a comprehensive study and historical survey of California wetlands and the creation of Aether, an online journal for media geography that will highlight non-traditional forms of research, particularly the use of visual media such as video and photography. I welcome thesis projects and independent studies from any and all students interested in these new and exciting forms of geography.