Dr. Freeman received his BA in Development Studies, his MA in Geography and his PhD in Geography at the University of California at Berkeley. He began teaching in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment in 2003. In 2009 he was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning and Research (IPPUR) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Dr. Freeman teaches a broad range of human geography, urban geography and urban planning courses. His teaching and research center around the social, cultural and economic geography of the Latin American city; citizenship, popular culture and public space; social theory.
Mega-events and favela policy in Rio de Janeiro.
The politics of popular culture and public space in Rio de Janeiro
Popular geography and symbolic discontent in the Latin American City