Dr. Patricia Ehrkamp
University of Kentucky
Dr. Patricia Ehrkamp is a Professor of Geography and the Chair of the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky. Her scholarship considers how immigration changes contemporary American and European cities and polities. She argues that, to better understand immigrant geographies, research needs to consider how immigrants and non-immigrant residents in cities of the United States and Europe create spaces of everyday life, and how these new spaces of everyday life shape wider debates about citizenship, belonging, inclusion, and exclusion. Her current research on the geopolitics of trauma examines the role of PTSD and mental health in the admission and resettlement of Iraqi refugees in the United States. Dr. Ehrkamp’s research has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Urban Geography, Progress in Human Geography, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Space & Polity, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Antipode, and Social & Cultural Geography.