Anne Bonds

Associate Professor
 Bolton Hall 462


PhD, Geography, University of Washington, 2008
MA, Women’s Studies, University of Arizona, 2003
BS, Economics, University of Wyoming, 2001

Courses Taught

Geog 105 – Introduction to Human Geography Syllabus
Geog 114 – The Geography of Race in the U.S. Syllabus
Geog 315 – Introductory Economic Geography Syllabus
Geog 441 – Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas Syllabus
Geog 600 – Perspectives on Geography Syllabus
Geog 727 – Qualitative Methods Syllabus
Geog 905 – Seminar in Critical Geographies of Race
Geog/Urb St 945 – The Internal Structure of the City Syllabus

Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests center upon geographical approaches to political economy, feminist and critical race theory, and critical poverty and prison studies. My work draws from feminist and anti-racist theories to analyze and contest poverty, unequal political economic landscapes, and geographies of white supremacy. I have several projects that bring together these themes: First, my research on gender, race, and post-incarceration geographies analyzes the socio-spatial implications of gendered social reproduction and the criminalization of poverty through an examination of women’s care networks and survival strategies following incarceration. Second, I am involved in a multidisciplinary research project with collaborators from public health, history, and film called Transforming Justice, which examines geographies of incarceration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin through community-engaged research. This project explores the the interconnections among security, justice, and community health through research that centers those most impacted by prison expansion and through the development of new media landscapes and public archives that demonstrate the uneven, lived geographies of mass incarceration. Third, I continue to explore the politics of prison sitings in relation to dynamics of race/ethnicity, class and the political economic processes of restructuring and uneven urban and rural development. Finally, I conduct research (with Judith Kenny) that investigates non-profit housing provision in the context of the normalization of non-profit welfare, neoliberal community development, and urban housing crisis.

Representative Publications

Loyd, J., & Bonds, A. Where Do Black Lives Matter?: Race, Stigma, and Place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tyler, I., & Slater, T. (Eds.). The Sociological Review.
Inwood, J., & Bonds, A. (2017, September). Property, race, and whiteness: The Oregon Standoff and the contradictions of the settler state. Space and Polity, 21(3), 253-268.
Werner, M., Strauss, K., Orzek, R., Derickson, K., & (2017, February). Feminist political economy in geography: Why now, what’s different, what for. Bonds, A. (Ed.). Geoforum, 79, 1-4.
Bonds, A., & Inwood, J. (2016). Beyond White Privilege: Geographies of White Supremacy and Settler Colonialism. Progress in Human Geography, 40(6), 715–733.
Bonds, A., Kenny, J. T., & Wolf, R. (2015). Neighborhood Revitalization without the Local: Race, Non-profit Governance, and Community Development. Urban Geography, 36(7), 1064-1082.
Bonds, A. (2015). From Private to Public: Examining the political economy of Wisconsin’s private prison experiment. Morin, K., & Moran, D. (Eds.). The Historical Geography of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past, 205-218. New York and London: Routledge.
Bonds, A. (2013). Economic Development and Relational Racialization: ‘Yes in My Backyard’ Politics and the Reinvention of Madras, Oregon. Annals of the Association of the American Geographers, 103(6), 1389-1405.
Inwood, J., & Bonds, A. (2013). On Racial Difference and Revolution. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Human Geography, 45(3), 1-4.