Matthew Derrick

Geography

Biography: 

Matthew Derrick is a political-cultural geographer with research interests in regionalism and place-based identity. His primary area of focus is Russia, where he examines issues of territoriality, nationalism, and religious identity, with a particular emphasis on the country’s Muslim-majority regions. He also nurtures research projects in southern Oregon and northern California, where he investigates regional and local strategies aiming to cope with the area’s decades-long transition from its traditional timber-based economy.

Areas of Interest: 

Place and identity, territorial conflict and cooperation, regionalization, nationalism and religious identity

Degrees: 
Ph.D. 2012, Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene
Matthew Derrick
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