Geography can generally be defined as the study of the extent, distribution, and scale of phenomena on the Earth’s surface. The Geography Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Geography scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Geographers study the practices and processes, the discourses and materialities, that are at the root of—and also conditioned by—the ways in which space is produced, consumed, and reproduced. As a social science, Geography employs diverse methods, techniques, analytical tools, concepts, and practices that unpack spatial phenomena at all scales, from the globe to the nation-state to the body, making the field dynamic, relevant, and significant for contemporary study, and crucial to SSRN’s research networks.