Erin E. Collins

Assistant Professor Global Urban Studies, School of International StudiesAmerican University

Bio

Erin Collins is Assistant Professor of Global Urban Studies in the School of International Service at American University. Dr. Collins received her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies. Her research centers on the political economy and cultural politics of transformation in Southeast Asian cities and through their diaspora. Her work is theoretically grounded in critical geography, transnational feminism, and global urban studies. Dr. Collins conducted primary research on and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2017-2018)

Assistant Professor of Global Urban Studies, School of International StudiesAmerican University

Tropical Design: French Empire, Colonial Intimacies, and the Invention of a Tropical World