Research interests: Critical Leisure, Event, and Tourism Studies

Sub-research interests: racial identity; social inequity (diversity education); leadership (transformational leadership theory) and management best practices (team management & team-based learning); violence and deviancy; governmentality and policy analysis; participatory research; critical historical analysis; media and narrative analysis; use of visual materials and visual methodology; community development (service-learning), and active learning


  • Racial Geographies
  • Geographies of Violence
  • Public Space and Race
  • Critical Event Studies
  • Critical Tourism Studies

Rasul Mowatt is a researcher whose primary areas of focus, associated with Geography, are: geographies of Race, geographies of violence and threat, and the political animation of public space.  

His interests and concerns are strongly centered on critiquing society for issues that are most prevalent in impacting quality of life.

Research areas:

  • African American Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Visual Studies
  • Leisure and Tourism Studies
  • Critical Ethnic Studies

Research Interests: critical leisure studies, critical event studies, and critical tourism studies

Areas: Social and environmental justice

Past Affiliations
African American Studies, North American Studies, Political Science
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995