Emily C. Kaufman

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 2338


PhD 2021 Geography, University of Kentucky

MA 2013 Socio-Legal Studies, The International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain

MA 2012 Geography, Syracuse University

BA 2008 Geography, Women's and Gender Studies. University of Oregon

Areas of Expertise

Urban studies
Surveillance and the framing of poverty as a security risk
Surveillance and policing in schools
Theories and practices of care in academia

Recent Publications

Kaufman, E.C. (2021) Staying with the trouble of collegiality, professionalism and care: Fertilities in academia. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 39(8) 1737-1754

Kaufman, E.C. (2020) “Police Geographies.” Introductory Essay to the forum “Police Geographies.” Society and Space Open Site, edited by Emily Kaufman.

Nguyen, N. and Kaufman, E.C. (2019) “Biometric Technologies.” Oxford Bibliographies in "Geography". Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press

Kaufman, E.C.(2018) Review Essay of Police: A Field Guide by David Correia and Tyler Wall. In Review Forum for Environment and Planning D: Society and Space organized by Mat Coleman

Crampton, J.C., Huntley E.M., Kaufman E.C. (2017) “Societal Impacts and Ethics of GIS“ in GIS Principles and Technical Designs of GIS. Edited by Thomas J. Cova and Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Oxford: Elsevier. 

Kaufman, E.C. (2017) Data-Driven or Data-Justified? Antipode Intervention Symposium: "Algorithmic Governance" organized by Jeremy Crampton and Andrea Miller.  

Kaufman, E.C. (2016) “Policing Mobilities Through Bio-Spatial Profiling In New York City.” Political Geography 55, 72-81 

Kaufman, E.C. (2015) “Bryant Park and the Production of Social Control.” Oñati Socio-Legal Series 5.5 

Kaufman, E.C., and L. Nelson (2012) “Malthus, Gender and the Demarcation of ‘Dangerous’ Bodies in 1996 US Welfare Reform.” Gender, Place & Culture 19.4: 429–448

Grants and Awards

2019: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

2019: AAG Political Geography Specialty Group Alexander B. Murphy Dissertation Enhancement Award

2019: AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group Graduate Student Fellowship

2017: College of Arts and Sciences Certificate of Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Kentucky

2016: Fellow in Multimodal Communication, Division of Undergraduate Education, University of Kentucky