Jon Bohland

Jon Bohland

Jon Bohland’s academic interests include critical geopolitics, post-structural theory, Marxist theory, cultural studies, sport and society, geographies of conflict, urban space, and critical examinations of heritage and national identity. Among his published works include journal articles and book chapters focused on the intersections of memory, politics, and landscape, including extensive work on memory in the American South. He has also published recent work on the intersections between politics and international football, including a current project focused on dual nationals at the World Cup. In the area of popular geopolitics, Bohland had an essay published in the Routledge book Battlestar Galactica and International Relations. His published work appears in journals such as SE Geographer, Dialogues in Human Geography, SW Geographer, and SPECTRA.

Courses Taught

  • Heritage not Hate
  • War and Peace
  • Bullet and the Ballotbox
  • World Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Geopolitics
  • Geography of the Global Environment
  • Cultural Geography and Landscape
  • International Tourism
  • Currents of Marxist Thought
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Senior Thesis Seminar
  • Short Term Seminars/Trips: The Global Game: Football, Politics, and Culture, Greening the Union Jack, Tourist Studies
  • Topics in Human Geography


  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • B.A., James Madison University