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Sarah Blue

sarah blue

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
Office:  ELA 332
Phone: 512.245.2536
Vita      HP2504 information
Research Interests:  Political Geography, Urban Studies, Economic Geography, Migration


Chapters in Books: (refereed)

Blue, Sarah A. and Mary Stycos. 2022. Local Newspaper Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Two Major Texas Cities: A Visual Comparison of Houston and El Paso, chapter 31 in Brunn, Stanley D. Donna Gilbreath, eds. COVID-19 and an Emerging World of Ad Hoc Geographies, New York, NY: Springer.

Blue, Sarah A. 2015. Using Immigrant Interviews in Teaching Latin American Geography, in Estaville, Lawrence, Edris Montalvo and Fenda Akiwumi, eds. Teaching Ethnic Geography in the 21st Century. National Council on Geographic Education.

Blue, Sarah A. 2005. From Exiles to Transnationals?: Changing State Policy and the Emergence of Cuban Transnationalism, in Fernández, Damián. ed. Cuban Transnationalism, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Torres, Rebecca, Sarah A. Blue, Caroline Faria, Kate Swanson, Tamara Segura, and Oscar Hernandez. Anticipated 2022. Unaccompanied
Mexican Youth at the US Border: A Feminist Geopolitics of Racio-Governance and Migrant Erasure, revision resubmitted to Geopolitics.

Torres, Rebecca, Kate Swanson, Caroline Faria, Sarah A. Blue, Tamara Segura, and Oscar Hernandez. Anticipated 2023. Situated Bordering and Conflicted Care: Policing and Sheltering Unaccompanied Migrant Youth, revision resubmitted to Political Geography.

Blue, Sarah A., Amy Trauger, Hilda Kurtz, Jason Dittmer. 2021. Food Sovereignty and Property in Cuba and the United States, Journal of Peasant Studies,

Blue, Sarah A.; Devine, Jennifer A.; Ruiz, Matthew P.; McDaniel, Kathryn; Hartsell, Alisa R.; Pierce, Christopher J.; Johnson, Makayla; Tinglov, Allison K.; Yang, Mei; Wu, Xiu; Moya, Sara; Cross, Elle; Starnes, Carol A. 2021. Im/Mobility at the US–Mexico Border during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Sciences, 10(2): 47.

Blue Sarah A. 2021. Gendered constraints on a strategy of regional mobility: Latino/a migration to post‐Katrina New Orleans. Area, 53(1): 175–182.

Hilda Kurtz, Jason Dittmer, Amy Trauger, Sarah A. Blue. 2021. Organic Certification as Assemblage: The Case of Cuban Honey, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 46(2): 299-313.

Blue, Sarah A., Alisa Hartsell, Rebecca M. Torres, Paul Flynn. 2020. The Uneven Geography of Asylum and Humanitarian Relief: Place-Based Precarity for Central American Migrant Youth in the United States Judicial System, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,

Thompson, Amy, Rebecca Torres, Kate Swanson, Sarah A. Blue, Óscar Misael Hernández Hernández. 2019. Re-Conceptualising Agency in Migrant Children from Central America and  Mexico, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(2): 235-252, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1404258

Blue, Sarah A. and Monica Zappa. 2016. Twenty Years after the Storm: Hurricane Vulnerability in Bluefields, Nicaragua, The Southwestern Geographer, 19: 28-40.

Holmes, Melissa and Sarah A. Blue. 2013. Chinatown, Ethnoburb, or Invisiburb?: Changing Settlement Patterns Of Chinese Migrants To Texas, Papers in Applied Geography, 36: 467-477.

Blue, Sarah A. 2013. Internationalism’s Remittances: The Impact of Temporary Migration on Cuban Society, International Journal of Cuban Studies, 5(1): 41-60.

Courses Taught:

Geographic Analysis
Advanced Geographic Research Design
Qualitative Research Methods
International Migration
World Geography
Geography of Latin America
Population Geography
Gender and Development
Field Studies: Cuba Study Abroad