Taylor Shelton

Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University

Paper Title
“Towards a situated mapping: visualizing urban inequality between the god trick and strategic positivism”

Dr. Taylor Shelton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Taylor is a broadly-trained human geographer whose research focuses on how urban spaces and social inequalities are represented, reproduced and contested through data. In particular, he is interested in using mapping and data visualization to produce alternative understandings of urban socio-spatial inequalities, especially as it relates to issues of housing and property ownership. Taylor earned BA and MA degrees in geography from the University of Kentucky and his PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.