Political Science and Global Affairs
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PhD Geography, University of Kansas
MA American Studies, University of Kansas
BA English, University of Texas at Austin
Biography / Academic Interests
Aaron Gilbreath (Assistant Professor of Geography) received his M.A. in American Studies (2007) and his Ph.D. in Geography (2012) from the University of Kansas. Aaron’s primary interests lie in the human/cultural side of the discipline, where he combines historical geography with cultural and economic theory along with GIS and statistical analysis to study the drug trade. His research to date has focused on the history of the production, distribution, and use of methamphetamine in the United States. Moving forward, Aaron is interested in studying the evolution of two different forms of organized crime, Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs and Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations.
Scholarship / Publications
Gilbreath, A. 2013. “A Spatial Analysis of Methamphetamine Lab Seizures in the Midwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Before and After Federal Precursor Legislation.” In Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies. M. Leitner, ed. New York: Springer, 297-316.
Gilbreath, A. 2012. “‘A Little Place Getting Smaller’: Perceptions of Place and the Depopulation of Gove County, Kansas.” Great Plains Quarterly 32 (1): 25-42.
Gilbreath, A. 2010. “Poststructuralism.” In Encyclopedia of Geography, vol. 5. B. Warf, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2270 – 2273.
Gilbreath, A. 2010. “Representations of Space.” In Encyclopedia of Geography, vol. 5. B. Warf, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2431 - 2434.