Stefano Bloch, Ph.D.

Stefano Bloch, Ph.D.

2021 Early Career Scholar Assistant Professor, School of Geography, Development and Environment

Stefano Bloch, Ph.D.

2021 Early Career Scholar Assistant Professor, School of Geography, Development and Environment

Stefano Bloch is a cultural geographer who conducts research on neighborhood change, gentrification, criminality/criminalization, policing, and identity with expertise in LA-based gangs, the history and theorization of graffiti as a socio-spatial practice, and the use of ethnographic and autoethnographic research methods. Dr. Bloch currently teaches Crime and the City, Cultural Geography, and Geographical Research Methods at the undergraduate level and History of Geographic Thought, Urban Geography, and Cultural Geography at the graduate level. Bloch is currently doing research on highly granular and nuanced contributions to displacement based on the effects of affective and aversive racism in the context of gentrification.

Dr Bloch is faculty in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory and affiliated with the Institute for LGBT Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies. Stefano Bloch is also a member of the Arizona Advisory Council for the National Geographic Society and serves on the college's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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Headshot of award winner Stephano Bloch