Stephen P. Hanna, Professor of Geography, holds a Ph.D. (1997) in geography from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. (1992) in geography from the University of Vermont, and a B.A. (1987) in geography from Clark University. He is a human geographer who has been recognized for his research on heritage tourism landscapes, race and the politics of memory, and cartography. His published works on these topics include the co-edited books Mapping Tourism (2003) and Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Research Methodologies (2015). He has also written or co-written numerous articles, often with UMW students, that have appeared in Progress in Human Geography, Social and Cultural Geography, Cartographica, the Journal of Heritage Tourism, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Historical Geography, Urban Geography, and the Southeastern Geographer. As a practicing cartographer, Dr. Hanna, along with his students, have prepared more than 100 maps for publication in academic books and journals as well as for news outlets such as the Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Steve Hanna in the News
- Farnsworth, Hanna Columns on Virginia’s Changing DynamicsOp-ed columns by Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science, and Stephen P. Hanna, professor of geography, appeared recently in The Washington Post and The Richmond Times-Dispatch respectively. The columns, "This one map shows the Republicans’ problem in Virginia" and "Virginia's Changing Dynamics," provided a post-mortem of the Virginia elections.... Read more »
- Hanna and Students Publish Article in Southeastern GeographerMeredith Stone (UMW 2015), Ian Spangler (UMW 2016), Xavier Griffin (UMW 2016) and Stephen Hanna's article, "Searching for the enslaved in the 'Cradle of Democracy': Virginia's James River plantation websites and the reproduction of local histories," was published in the Southeastern Geographer, Volume 56, Issue 2, and is available through... Read more »