Vincent Del Casino joined the University of Arizona and SBS as Associate Dean and Professor of Geography and Development in July 2011. Prior to that, he was Professor and Chair of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. In his capacity as associate dean, he works with faculty, staff, and campus administrators on issues related to instructional programming and curricular development, enrollment management, academic integrity, academic advising, and graduate student and adjunct faculty budgets. He serves on a number of university-wide committees, including the University of Arizona's Responsbility Centered Management Steering Committee and the University-wide General Education Committee.
As a professor of geography, his interests lie at the intersections of social and cultural geography, health geography, geographic thought and history, sexuality studies, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and health politics in Southeast Asia and the United States. His past projects have included studies of the relationships between HIV prevention programs and drug use, the politics of 'the body' and biomedicine, and the interconnections between transportation, mobility, and homelessness.
He has published a number of single-authored, co-authored and edited books as well as over 30 articles and book chapters. He has held grants from the Metrans Transportation Center of the University of Southern California and the Universitywide AIDS Research Foundation of the University of California and been part of collaborative research funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration (SAMSHA). He has held a Visiting Research Fellowship at The Australian National University and given numerous conference presentations and invited lectures at a number of national and international venues.
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