College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
    
  Cary Karacas
Assistant Professor
Political Science and Global Affairs

Cary Karacas
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 2N Room 230
Phone : 718.982.2890
Fax : 718.982.2888
cary.karacas@csi.cuny.edu


Degrees :
Ph.D. in Geography, UC Berkeley
M.A. in Geography, San Francisco State University
B.A. in Latin American Studies & Ecology, UCLA



Biography / Academic Interests :
Cary Karacas is a cultural geographer who specializes in modern Japan, East Asian urbanization, issues related to how memories of catastrophic loss are inscribed upon the urban landscape, and the civilian experience of aerial bombing during war.

Scholarship / Publications :
Co-creator of JapanAirRaids.org, a bilingual digital archive.

Co-editor, Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

Co-author, "The Optics of Ruination: Towards an Archaeological Approach to the Photography of the Japan Air Raids," Journal of Urban History, forthcoming.

Co-author, "A Cartographic Fade to Black: Mapping the Destruction of Urban Japan," The Journal of Historical Geography 38 (2):306-328, July 2012.

“Fire Bombings and Forgotten Civilians: The Lawsuit Seeking Compensation for Victims of the Tokyo Air Raids,” The Asia-Pacific Journal  9 (3), January 2011.

Co-author, “The Fire Bombing of Tokyo: Views from the Ground,” The Asia-Pacific Journal 9 (3), January 2011.

“Place, Public Memory, and the Tokyo Air Raids,” The Geographical Review 100 (4): 521–537, October 2010.

Co-author, “Nihon Kushu Digitaru Aakaibu no Setsuritsu ni Tsuite” (Establishing a Digital Archives of the Japan Air Raids), Kushu Tsushin [Air Raid Communication], 12: 7-11, August 2010.