Kaily Heitz

PhD Student in Human Geography

508 McCone Hall 


visual representation, community development, Oakland, black geographies, critical race and new media studies


My current research draws on black feminist geographies, media studies and science and technology studies to look at practices of black community building in Oakland, city development, and how claims to space are articulated through social media imagery.


UC Consortium for Black Studies Grant

Chancellor's Fellowship for Graduate Study


Hawthorne, C. & Heitz, K. “A Seat at the Table?: Reflections on Black Geographies and the Limits to Dialogue” Dialogues in Human Geography.  (2018, vol. 8, issue 2).