- Ph.D. Geography, August, 2006 San Diego State University / University of California, Santa Barbara Joint Doctoral Program. Dissertation: Rethinking Geovisualization: New Geography for New Media
- M.A. Geography, June, 2000 California State University, Northridge.Thesis: Patterns of Housing Price Change in Los Angeles County, 1988-2000
- B.G.S. Film Studies, June, 1975 Ohio University
- Advanced Cartographic Design Graduate Seminar
- Political Ecology Graduate Seminar
- Food Geography Graduate Seminar
- Urban Social Geography Graduate Seminar
- Cultural Geography
- Geography of the United States (online version)
- Geography of Africa
- Geography of Oceania
- World Regional Geography
Selected Publications and Presentations
Editor: Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook, 2006 – 2017
Orzeck, R., Craine, J., Dando, C. and Somdahl-Sands, K. 2014. On Dittmer's Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity as a Classroom Resource. Journal of Geography In Higher Education. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.919442
Craine, J. 2013. L.A. as Hollywood. Association of American Geographers Newsletter, 47(11): 9-10.
Wilson, M.W., Hickey, M., Craine, J., Fawcett, L., Oberhauser, A., Roe, E., and Warkentin, T. 2011. Cyborg Spaces and Monstrous Places: Critical Geographic Engagements with Harawayian Theory. Aether, 8a: 137-162.
Curti, G. and Craine, J. 2011. Lark’s Tongue in Aspect: Progressing the Scapes. Aether: The Journal of Media Geography 7: 137-140. http://220.127.116.11/~aether/volume_07.html for complete video
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.
Jackiewicz, Edward, James Craine and Tera Trujillo. Differentiated Market Spaces of Lifestyle Migration: A View from Belize. In P. Vilches (ed) Del aire al aire: Negotiating Space in Latin America. Brill Publications.
Adams, P, Craine, J, and Dittmer, J. eds. 2014. The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography. London: Ashgate.
Curti, G, Craine, J, and Aitken, S. eds. 2013. The Fight To Stay Put: Social Lessons Through Media Imaginings of Urban Transformation and Change. Mainz: Franz Steiner Verlag.
Adams, P., Craine, J., and Dittmer, J. 2014. Introduction: The Geographies of Media. In Adams, P, Craine, J, and Dittmer, J. eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography, pp. 1-16. London: Ashgate.
Aitken, S. and Craine, J. 2014. A Brief History of Mediated, Sensational and Virtual Geographies. In Main, S., Cupples, J. and Lukinbeal, C. (eds). International Handbooks of Human Geography Mediated Geographies/Geographies of Media. London: Routledge.
Craine, J. 2014. Media Geography. In Warf, B., ed. Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. New York: Oxford.
Craine, J. and Gardner, C. 2014. Visual Methodology. In Haye, I., ed. Qualitative Methods, New York: Oxford (IN PRINT)
Craine, J. , Dando, C. and Davidson, R. 2014. See Your West: Standard Oil Markets, Manifest Destiny In Adams, P, Craine, J, and Dittmer, J. eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography, p. 231-242. London: Ashgate.
Craine, J. and Curti, G. 2013. Prologue: Introducing the Fight to Stay Put. In: Curti, G, Craine, J, and Aitken, S. (Eds.) The Fight To Stay Put: Social Lessons Through Media Imaginings of Urban Transformation and Change. Mainz: Franz Steiner Verlag., pp. 9- 18.
Craine, J. , Curti, G. and Aitken S. 2013. Cosmopolitan Sex, Monstrous Violence and Networks of Blood. In: Curti, G, Craine, J, and Aitken, S. (Eds.) The Fight ToStay Put: Social Lessons Through Media Imaginings of Urban Transformation and Change. Mainz: Franz Steiner Verlag., pp. 249-265.
Craine, J., Curti, G. and Lipinski, M. 2011. Latin American Cinema: Spatial Imaginings Contested Landscapes. In Placing Latin America: Contemporary Themes in Human Geography, 2nd ed., Jackiewicz, E. and Bosco, F., eds. pp. 129-146. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield.
2007Craine, 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.2005
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.
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”
2016: Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Distinguished Service Award
Research and Interests
My current research involves the study of media geography, cartographic design and information display, 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 QGIS and Civil AutoCAD and how those can be incorporated into the work of our students. I also have a long-term project on the factors driving the rates of housing price change in the Southern California. I welcome thesis projects and independent studies from any and all students interested in these new and exciting forms of geography.