Dr. James Fraser 

James Fraser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development in Peabody College, and Affiliated Faculty in American Studies, Institute for Energy and the Environment, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fraser’s areas of competence include urban and environmental geography.


Associate Professor, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Affiliated Faculty & Advisory Board Member, American Studies

Affiliated Faculty & Steering Committee, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment

Affiliated Faculty, Women's & Gender Studies

Public Scholar, Curb Center

EOS Scholar

Current Projects 



Neighborhood Change in Nashville, TennEssee

Find out about the ways in which the city is redeveloping and organizing around housing and jobs.

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Climate Change and Water Governance in sri lanka

Find out about our National Science Foundation project to examine strategies to improve farmer livelihoods.

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Neighborhood Change in cincinnati, Ohio

Learn about the rapid gentrification of Over-The-Rhine and housing activism.

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