Social & cultural geography
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography
Office: Burnside Hall 418
Email: darius.scott [at] mcgill.ca
Using qualitative data such as personal narratives, my research investigates intimate Black senses of place in typically rural and Southern (U.S.) contexts of anti-black violence and sexual stigma. A long-term aim is fostering connections between critical understandings of race and assessments of health and well-being. I engage with ongoing discussions in Black studies, queer studies, public health, and Black geographies. My work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation (US), and Social Science Research Council.
Academic and professional background
- PhD Geography, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Health Equity Research, UNC School of Medicine
- Scott, Darius. Stigma in place: Black gay men's experiences of the rural South. Health & Place. 68. 2021.
- Scott, Darius. Normalized alterity: visualizing Black spatial humanities. GeoHumanities. 2021.
- Scott, D., Pereira, N., Harrison, S., Zarwell, M., Sanasi-Bhola, K., & T. Poteat. “In the Bible Belt:” the role of religion in HIV care and prevention for transgender people in the US South. Health & Place. 2021.
- Scott, Darius. Uncaring landscapes and HIV peer support in the rural Southern United States. Social Science & Medicine. 2021.
- Scott, Darius. Oral history and emplacement in ‘nowhere at all:’ the role of personal and family narratives in rural black community-building. Social & Cultural Geography. 20 (8): 1094-1113. 2019.