Editor, Space and Place

George F. Roberson, PhD

Academic •  Advocate • Artist

Phd Geosciences (University of Massachusetts-Amherst); MS Geography; BA American Studies, for details click here

Fulbright Research Scholar (Tangier Morocco, 2007-08)

Engaged in three interrelated nodes:
  1. Film, publishing, digital media, visualization
  2. Social critic, social entrepreneur, intercultural dialogue, creative alternatives
  3. Cultural Geographer, Urbanist: social, feminist, art, literary, post-colonial and place theories. Sense of place, spirit of place, mobility, phenomenology, Islam, North Africa and the Mediterranean Region

Media Production

Publisher and Film Producer. Collaborative Media International (CMI)

Fulbright Scholar

Senior Fulbright Research Scholar to Tangier, Morocco: visitor narratives, citizen voices, and place-making at the cross roads of lands, seas and peoples. Granted by Moroccan American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE). For project description and announcement, click here

Research collaborations

Director and Principle Investigator. Partners for International Collaboration and Education (PICE), with Khalid Amine, PhD. Annual Tangier International Conferences - International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) Tangier, Morocco

Adjunct Assistant Professor. Department of Geosciences, Geography Human Dimensions Research Group, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with Richard W Wilkie, Phd.

Graduate committees

Jeffrey Blankenship, PhD. Reading Landscape: Mid-Century Modernism and the Landscape Idea (2011). Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Architecture, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York.

Leo Hwang Carlos, PhD. Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County (2015). Dean of Humanities, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Feature films

Producer and co-writer. Joshua Tree: American Dream, American Nightmare (2014). Narrative feature drama set against the 2008 global economic collapse. Li Cheng, Writer and Director. 
Producer. Home Sweet Home (in pre-production). Narrative feature drama on the crisis of Chinese family. Li Cheng, Writer and Director. 

Film festival juries
  • Cyprus International Film Festival (2015)
  • Peloponnesian Corinthian International Film Festival, Greece (2015)
Past positions

Board Member: Fulbright Association - Colorado Chapter. Programing, communications, social media, coordinating events and volunteers.

Locations: Denver, Colorado (USA); Amherst, Massachusetts (USA); Tangier (Morocco). Research synergies in development: Mexico City (Mexico); proposals sought for additional sites.


Biography: home, education, sporting life, professional life

International exploration: fifty-plus countries and territories -- Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe


Fulbright Research Scholar. For a press release and photo about the grant, click here and here (page 13, Grants and Awards).

Voices of Tangier International Conference, Tangier, Morocco. For a press release and photo about my contributions to the conference, click here

Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall
Roberson © 2001

Marrakech Souq, Morocco
© 2000

Boys in Mali-Ville, Guineé, Roberson © 2000

Kowloon from Hong Kong Island, Roberson © 1999