Jin-Kyu Jung

Jin-Kyu Jung

Assistant Professor, University of Washington-Bothell

Jin-Kyu Jung is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington-Bothell (http://www.uwb.edu/ias/faculty-and-staff/jkjung), and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. He is an urban geographer and planner who has a strong theoretical and technical expertise in Geographic Information Science (GISci) and mixed-methods approaches. He continuously explores the importance of urban politics and power as well as the complexities of race, class, and gender in cities, and how the shaping of these categories effectively complicates urban geographic knowledge. Particularly, he has been conducting researches on new ways of expanding the qualitative capabilities of GIS and geographic visualization. His current research is especially centered on ‘qualitative geovisualization,’ an approach for collecting, integrating, analyzing, and visualizing various forms of quantitative, qualitative and geovisual information in more accessible and user-friendly platforms of new GIS such as geographic web and geo-tagged social media. He believes these new possibilities of GIS and geovisualization will allow us a more ‘popular’ and ‘meaningful’ engagement with analysis and representation of spaces and people’s perception/conceptualization of place, and have potential to be implemented in the community-based planning process.