Dr Thomas Sigler
|Dr Thomas Sigler|
Lecturer in Human Geography
PhD Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
MSc Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
BA Geography & International Relations, The University of Southern California
Urban Affairs Association
Institute of Australian Geographers
Association of American Geographers
Dr Thomas Sigler joined GPEM in 2012, relocating from his home in the US. Dr Sigler has worked abroad in several different contexts. In 2009, he worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and partner organizations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to formulate a conservation plan in the eastern part of the country. In 2007 and 2008, he worked in Honduras with an organization called Global Brigades creating programming for undergraduate students traveling to Central America to deliver sustainable enterprise workshops.
- Network-Based Approaches to Understanding Global City Formation
- Urban Morphology in the Global South
- Historical Urban Development
For more information on Dr Sigler’s project titled ‘The Geography of Resource Networks’, click here.
Principal supervison of PhD students:
Associate supervision of PhD students:
Sigler TJ, Amen KA and Dwyer KA (2015). The Heterogeneous Isthmus: Unpacking Socioeconomic and Cultural Differentiation in Panama. Bulletin of Latin American Research.
Tang AZR, Rowe Gonzales F, Corcoran J, and Sigler TJ (2014). Where are the overseas graduates staying on? A study of overseas graduate migration in Australia. Applied Geography. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.06.004
Sigler TJ (2014). Monaco with Bananas, a Tropical Manhattan, or a Singapore for Central America: Explaining Rapid Urban Growth in Panama City, Panama. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12058
Sigler TJ (2014). Panama as Palimpsest: The Reformulation of the Transit Corridor in a Global Economy. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research—IJURR. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12132
Sigler TJ (2014). Panama’s Special Economic Zones: Balancing Growth and Development in a National Context. Bulletin of Latin American Research 33(1): 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/blar.12035
Sigler TJ (2013). Relational Cities: Doha, Panama City, and Dubai as 21st Century Entrepôts Urban Geography 34(5): 612-633. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2013.778572
Sigler TJ and Albandoz R (2013). Beyond Representation: Film as a Pedagogical Tool in Urban Geography. Journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2013.764918
What does your skyline say about your city? The Atlantic Cities, 23 August 2012.
Is There Such as Thing as ‘Rural’ Gentrification?. Planetizen, 21 February 2012.
A Fight to Save One of Latin America’s Oldest Neighborhoods. The Atlantic Cities, 15 November 2011.
In Defense of Publicly Owned Metros. The Atlantic Cities, 2 November 2011.
Metro Planning: A Snapshot of GIS Applications in Panama. Planning and Technology Today,11 August 2011.
Last updated: May 21, 2015