235.001Geography Of Emerging Areas: Middle East
287.007Independent Study - Geography
As a human geographer, I am interested in teaching courses on Social and Cultural Geography, Political and Economic Geography, and Geography of the Middle East. I also enjoy teaching one of the department's introductory courses: Introduction to Human Geography.
I have three main research interests: the political economy of public international law; the history and geography of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and representations of the body in popular, geopolitical and legal discourse. I am also interested in academic freedom and debates about the role of the academy in society.
Orzeck, Reecia and Rosati, Clayton (2016) “Introduction: On Essex’s Development, Security, and Aid: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics at the U.S. Agency for International Development” Dialogues in Human Geography 6(1) 86-88.
Orzeck, Reecia (2013) “Hunger Strike: The Body as Resource” in Body/State, Angus Cameron, Jen Dickinson and Nicola Smith (eds), Ashgate, pp. 31-50.
Orzeck, Reecia and Hae, Laam (2019) “Restructuring Legal Geography" Progress in Human Geography, 44(5), 832-851 https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132519848637
Werner, Marion, Strauss, Kendra, Parker, Brenda, Orzeck, Reecia, Derickson, Kate, and Bonds, Anne (2017) “Feminist Political Economy in Geography: Why Now, What's Different, and What For?" Geoforum 79 1-4.
Orzeck, Reecia, Leyba, Alexa, O'Donnell, Christy, and Weier, Jacklyn (2016) "Assessing Undergraduate Knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" Illinois Geographer 58(2) 19-57.
Orzeck, Reecia (2015) “The Jewish Agency’s Case Before the UNSCOP: Image and Discourse” Jerusalem Quarterly Autumn/Winter 63 & 64 7-23.
“Undergraduate Students’ Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” (with Alexa Leyba, Christine O’Donnell, Jacklyn Weier), Illinois Geographical Society Annual Meeting, Skokie, IL (April 2016)
“Undergraduate Students’ Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” (with Alexa Leyba, Christine O’Donnell, and Jacklyn Weier), Historical Materialism Conference, Toronto, Canada (May 2016)
“Normative Geographies and the 1940 Land Transfer Regulations in Palestine,” University of Illinois, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science’s Colloquium Series, Urbana, IL (April 2014).
“International Criminal Trials as Bourgeois/Epic Theater,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA (April 2013).
“Normative Geographies and the 1940 Land Transfer Regulations in Palestine,” University of Toronto, Department of Geography and Planning Colloquium Series, Toronto, ON, Canada (February 2013).
“Law, Political-Economy, and Locality” (with Laam Hae), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY (February 2012).
“Restructuring Legal Geography” (with Laam Hae), Historical Materialism Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada (May 2012).