Department of Geography and the Environment

Dominica Whitesell

Dominica Whitesell



feminist geography; African studies; feminist GIS, cartographies, and digital geographies; Black geographies; cultural geography


I am a feminist geographer studying the gendered and colonial dimensions of neoliberal urban development via the secondhand clothing industry in Kampala, Uganda. Broadly, my work weaves together feminist political and economic Geography, postcolonial and African urban theory, and critical cartography frameworks to examine and map the everyday experiences and spatial encounters of women traders in Kampala.

Currently I am a doctoral candidate in the Geography & the Environment department at the University of Texas at Austin. Central to my research and praxis is my commitment to support and mentor peers, build ethical and activist scholarship, and deepen racial diversity in Geography. 

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712