Jason Henderson, Prof.

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In winter term 2018/19, Professor Henderson is a Guest Research Professor at the Geography Department at Heidelberg University from August to December. Jason Henderson is Professor of Geography & Environment at San Francisco State University. Henderson received both his Ph.D. and his master’s degree from the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. He holds his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University.

His research focuses on the "politics of mobility" and examines how culture, politics, and economics shape urban transportation. Henderson is the author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, and co-author of Low Car (bon) Communities: Inspiring Car-Free and Car Lite Urban Futures. He has published articles in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Antipode, Urban Geography, the Journal of Transport Geography and several book chapters in academic books on sustainable transportation and the politics of the automobile. Currently, Henderson writes about the politics of mobility in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he spent part of 2016 and 2017 on a research sabbatical. He is also examining the politics of "tech mobility" (driverless cars, Uber, and private transit) in Silicon Valley. While in Heidelberg, Henderson works on his next book – a comparative politics of mobility – and explore the ideas and values of social democratic mobility.

Research Areas

Urban Transportation, Politics of Mobility, Bicycle Transportation, Transit, Parking


Seminar Comparative Global Transportation
Wednesdays, 16:00-19:00 p.m., starting October 17th until December (10 weeks)

Lecture at Spaces & Flows Conference in Heidelberg
Friday, October 26 2018

Lecture Google Busses and Uber Cars
Thursday 15th November 2018, 06:15 PM
Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Hauptstraße 120

Recent Publications
  • Under contract: Henderson, J and Natalie Gulsrud (2019) Street Fights in Scandinavia: Bicycle and Car Politics in Copenhagen, Denmark. Routledge, Environment and Sustainability Series. Anticipated publication Summer 2019.
  • Henderson, J. (April 2013). Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
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