RICHARD M MEDINA portrait
  • Associate Professor, Geography Department
  • Assistant Professor, Geography Department
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Publications

  • Hohl, A. & Choi, M., Yellowhorse, A. J., Medina, R. M., Wan, N., and Wen, M. (2022). Spatial Distribution of Hateful Tweets Against Asians and Asian Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic, November 2019 to May 2020. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 112(4), 646-649. Published, 03/01/2022.
  • Das, S. & Medina, R. M., Nicolosi, E. A., Agopian, A., Kuo, I., Opoku, J., Allston, A., and Kharfen, M. (2021). Networks of Heterosexual Contacts and their Implications on HIV Infection. PLOS One. Published, 07/01/2021.
  • Medina, R. M. & Nicolosi, E. A., Brewer, S., and Moore, E. A. (2021). Geographical Analysis of Socioeconomic and Ideological Drivers of Hate Crime in the United States. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. Vol. 12(2), 39-56. Published, 02/01/2021.
  • Medina, R. M. & Waters, N. (2021). Social Network Analysis. In (eds.) M. M. Fischer and P. Nijkamp, Handbook of Regional Science, 2nd edition. Springer. Published, 02/01/2021.
  • Medina, R. M. & Nicolosi, E. A., Riley, C., and McNeally, P. (2021). Reflections on Responses to Geographical Research on Hate in the United States. Public Understanding of Science. Vol. 30(6), 797-806. Published, 02/01/2021.
  • Nicolosi, E. A. & Medina, R. M., Riley, C., and McNeally, P. (2020). Crowdsourcing Sensitive VGI: Constructing the Hate Incident Reporting System. Digital Geography and Society. Vol. 1. Published, 05/01/2020.
  • Medina, R. M. & Byrne, K., Brewer, S., and Nicolosi, E. (2020). Housing Inequalities: Eviction Patterns in Salt Lake County, Utah. Cities. Vol. 104. Published, 05/01/2020.
  • Nicolosi, E. & French, J., Medina, R. (2020). Add to the Map! Evaluating Digitally-Mediated Participatory Mapping for Grassroots Sustainabilities. The Geographical Journal. Vol. 186. Published, 04/01/2020.
  • Fuhriman, C. & Medina, R. M. and Brewer, S. (2020). Introducing a Dataset of Multi-Scale Geographies of ISIS Ideology from ISIS Sources. Terrorism and Political Violence. Accepted, 03/03/2020.
  • Wei, Y. D. & Xiao, W., Medina, R. M., and Tian, G. (2019). Departures and Destinations of Walking Behavior: Effects of Neighborhood Amenity, Safety, and Urban Environment. Urban Geography. Published, 11/06/2019.
  • Call, D. & Medina, R. M., Black, A. (2019). Causes of Weather-Related Crashes in Salt Lake County, Utah. The Professional Geographer. Published, 06/12/2019.
  • Medina, R., Nicolosi, E., Brewer, S. & Linke, A. (2018). Geographies of Organized Hate in America: A Regional Analysis. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. Published, 02/2018.
  • Nicolosi, E., Medina, R. & Feola, G. (2018). Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability in the United States: A Spatial Analysis. Applied Geography. Vol. 91, 55-69. Published, 02/2018.
  • Pulver, A. & Medina, R. (2018). A Review of Security and Privacy Concerns in Digital Intelligence Collection. Intelligence and National Security. Vol. 33, 241-256. Published, 01/2018.
  • Medina, R. M, Cervone, G., and Waters, N. (2017) Characterizing and Predicting Traffic Accidents in Extreme Weather Environments. The Professional Geographer 69(1):126-137. Published, 01/24/2017.
  • Lee, A., Medina, R. M., and Bolton, F. (2016) Breaking Down the Fundamental Challenges in Effective Operational Assessments. Campaigning Fall: 13-22. Published, 08/2016.
  • Rice, M. T., Paez, F. I., Rice, R. M., Ong, E. W., Qin, H., Seitz, C. R., Fayne, J. V., Curtin, K. C., Fuhrmann, S., Pfoser, D., Medina, R. M. (2014) Quality Assessment and Accessibility Applications of Crowdsourced Geospatial Data: A Report on the Development and Extension of the George Mason University Geocrowdsourcing Testbed. US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Published, 02/25/2016.
  • Medina, R. M (2016) From Anthropology to Human Geography: Human Terrain and the Evolution of Operational Sociocultural Understanding. Intelligence and National Security 31(2):137-153. Published, 02/25/2016.
  • Medina, R. M. and Hepner, G. F. (2015) A Note of the State of Geography and Geospatial Intelligence Research. NGA Pathfinder, 13(1):8-9. Published, 11/26/2015.
  • Hepner, G. F. and Medina, R. M. (2015) Industry Insights: Considering the State of Geography and Geospatial Intelligence Research. Earth Imaging Journal 12(3):10-11. Published, 11/25/2015.
  • Medina, R. M. (2014) Social Network Analysis of the Islamist Terrorist Network. Security Journal 27(1):97-121. Published, 02/2014.
  • Hannigan, J., Hernandez, G., Medina, R. M., Roos, P., and Shakarian, P. (2013) Mining for Spatially-Near Communities in Geo-Located Social Networks. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence - Social Networks and Social Contagion: Web Analytics and Computational Social Science, Arlington, VA. November 15-17. Published, 06/2013.
  • Medina, R. M. and Hepner, G. F. (2013) The Geography of International Terrorism: An Introduction to Spaces and Places of Violent Non-State Groups. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. Accepted, 04/2013.
  • Bahgat, K. and Medina, R. M. (2013) An Overview of Geographical Perspectives and Approaches in Terrorism Research. Perspectives on Terrorism 7(1):38-72. Published, 02/2013.
  • Hepner, G. F. and Medina, R. M. (2012) Understanding the Geography of Terrorism. Earth Imaging Journal 9(5): 24-25. Accepted, 05/2012.
  • Medina, R. M. and Hepner, G. F. (2011) Advancing the Understanding of Sociospatial Dependencies in Terrorist Networks. Transactions in GIS 15(5): 577-597. Published, 10/2011.
  • Medina, R. M., Siebeneck, L. K., and Hepner, G. F. (2011) A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq 2004-2009. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 34:862-882. Published, 04/2011.
  • Kobayashi, T., Medina, R. M., and Cova, T. J. (2011) Visualizing Diurnal Population Change in Urban Areas for Emergency Management. The Professional Geographer 63 (1):113-130. Published, 01/2011.
  • Siebeneck, L. K., Medina, R. M., Yamada, I., and Hepner, G. F. (2009) Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq, 2004-2006. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 32 (7):591-610. Published, 07/2009.
  • Modello, C., Hepner, G. F., and Medina, R. M. (2008) ASPRS 10-Year Industry Forecast: Phase V. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 74 (11):1297-1305. Published, 11/2008.
  • Medina, R. and Hepner, G. F. (2008) Geospatial Analysis of Dynamic Terrorist Networks. In Values and Violence: Intangible Aspects of Terrorism, eds. I. Karawan, W. McCormack, and S. E. Reynolds. Berlin: Springer. Accepted, 06/2008.
  • LaDochy, S., Medina, R., and Patzert, W. (2007) Recent California Climate Variability: Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Temperature Trends. Climate Research 33 (2):159-169. Published, 02/2007.

Presentations

  • The Sociospatial Ecology of Deaths During Police Interactions in the United States, 2016-2020. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), New York, NY. (Online). Conference Paper, Presented, 02/25/2022.
  • Hate and Extremism in the US. Utah Council for the Social Studies (UCSS) Annual Conference, South Jordan, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2019.
  • Activities of the University of Utah Geospatial Intelligence Research Lab (GIRL). MAPPS Summer Conference, Park City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/16/2019.
  • Hate: A Research Agenda. Division of Public Health Grand Rounds, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/06/2018.
  • Hate in the US: A Geographical Analysis of Movements and Activities. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/06/2018.
  • Community Voices for Housing Equality. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/04/2017.
  • How do We Hate? Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration meeting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, January 6. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/06/2017.
  • Considerations for the Terrorist Threat in America. Peace and Conflict Studies Speed Lectures, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/07/2016.
  • Medina, R. M. “The Evolution of the Global Jihad and the Role of Geography in Counterterrorism.” Geography Awareness Week, Brown Bag Lecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT., November 18, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/18/2014.
  • Medina, R. and Holby, T. “The Geography of American Radicalization” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Tampa, FL., April 8-12, 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/12/2014.