Zia Salim

Office: H-411
Phone: (657) 278-3875
E-Mail: zsalim@fullerton.edu 

Zia Salim

Assistant Professor

Education

PhD in Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara and San Diego State University
MA in Geography, California State University, Fullerton
BA in Geography, California State University, Fullerton

Research Interests

Urban geography, social geography, affordable housing, nonprofits, gated communities, homelessness, murals, cultural landscapes, geography education, Southern California.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

GEOG 110: Introduction to the Natural Environment
GEOG 160: Human Geography
GEOG 300A: Geographic Thought
GEOG 329: Cities and Nature
GEOG 361: Cities and Suburbs
GEOG 379: World Cities

Graduate Courses

GEOG 530T: Southern California Social and Environmental Problems
GEOG 598: Thesis
GEOG 599: Independent Graduate Research

Publications

Joassart-Marcelli, P., Z.  Salim, and V. Vu. 2018. Food, ethnicity, and place: Producing identity and difference. In Food and place: A critical exploration. Eds. P. Joassart-Marcelli and F. Bosco. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Salim, Z. 2017. Painting a place: A spatiothematic analysis of murals in East Los Angeles. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 79: 41-70.

Salim, Z., and F. Bosco.  2016. Urban Latin America: Evolving forms and functions. In Placing Latin America: Contemporary themes in geography. Eds. E. Jackiewicz and F. Bosco. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Salim, Z., D. Zeigler, and A. Ali.
2016. Cities of the Greater Middle East. In Cities of the world: World regional urban development . Eds. S. Brunn, M. Hays-Mitchell, D. Zeigler, and J. Graybill. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Salim, Z. 2015. Review of the book Impossible citizens: Dubai’s Indian diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Reviewed for The Association of American Geographers Review of Books (3) 3.

Salim, Z. 2014. Review of the book Post-ghetto: Reimagining South Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press. Reviewed for Urban Studies (51) 8.

Curti, G., Z. Salim, and V. Vu. 2013. L.A. East: A photographic journey through Asian Los Angeles. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 75: 26-68.

Bosco, F., and Z. Salim. 2012. Urbanization: Socio-spatial dimensions, challenges, and prospects. In Placing Latin America: Contemporary themes in geography. Eds. E. Jackiewicz and F. Bosco. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Salim, Z. 2012. Review of the book Gated communities: Social sustainability in contemporary and historical gated developments.  London: Earthscan. Reviewed for City (17) 1.

Joassart-Marcelli, P., J. Wolch, Z. Salim. 2011. Building the healthy city: The role of nonprofits in creating active urban parks. Urban Geography 32 (5):  682-711.

Salim, Z.  2009. ‘Neither community is going anywhere’: Indirect impacts of revitalization on the homeless. The California Geographer 49: 1-29.

Presentations

2016
California Rent Burdens and the Potential Roles of Nonprofit Affordable Housing Providers. (With Ray Young) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA 

2015
A Certain Camaraderie: Examining the Experiences of Women in Gated Communities in Bahrain. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL

2014
The Social Geographies of Gated Community Residents in Bahrain: Segregation, Sociability, and Mobility. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL

2013
We are Homeless in the States:” Gated Communities in Bahrain as Spaces for Transnationals. Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Lake Tahoe, CA

Gated Communities and Social Networks: A Case Study from Bahrain. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA

Spaces for Transnationals: Housing Compounds in Bahrain. Inaugural Gulf Studies Symposium, Kuwait City, Kuwait

2012
Building Community? Housing Compounds in Bahrain. Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Denver, CO

2009
Mecca: A Sacred City’s Urban Past, Present, and Future. Annual Conference of the California Geographical Society, Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Informal Urbanization in the Victorious City: The Case of Cairo. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV

2007
Teaching Upper Elementary Students to Think Spatially. (With Vanessa Engstrom) Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Long Beach, CA

Downtown Redevelopment and its Impacts on the Homeless: Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA

2005      
The Impact of Downtown Revitalization on the Homeless: A Case Study of Skid Row, Los Angeles. Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Phoenix, AZ

Painting a Place: The Murals of Los Angeles. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Denver, CO

Other Scholarly Work

2014
Panel Organizer and Moderator. Building Bridges: The Network of Alliances for Geographic Education , Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL

Panel Organizer and Moderator. Publishing, not Perishing: A Student’s Guide to Academic Publishing, Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL

Invited Panelist. Welcome to the AAG Annual Meeting! A Discussion on Navigating and Making the Most of the Conference. Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL

2013
Invited Panelist. Spouses and Dependents Panel, Panel presentation, Fulbright Near East Asia Pre-Departure Orientation, Washington, D.C.

Invited Panelist. The Joys and Challenges of Fieldwork in Geography, Panel presentation, Annual Conference of the California Geographical Society, San Luis Obispo, CA (April 27th)

Invited Panelist. The Experience of Graduate School in Geography: Issues and Opportunities, Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Panel Organizer and Moderator. The Fulbright Experience: Sharing Faculty and Student Perspectives, Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Panel Organizer. Graduate Students in the Field: Reflections on International Fieldwork, Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Panel Organizer. Preparing for Graduate School, Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the California Geographical Society, Bishop, CA

2010     
Panel Organizer and Moderator. Careers in Geography, Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the California Geographical Society, Fullerton, CA

2009     
Panel Organizer and Moderator. Meet the Editors: A Panel on Academic Publishing, Panel Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, San Diego, CA

Service

2014-present    Member, CSUF/Community Collaborative on Homelessness
2014-present    Advisor, Geography Club, CSUF
2014-present    Advisor, Gamma Theta Upsilon, CSUF
2013-present    Member. Steering Committee, California Geographical Alliance

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