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Serin Houston. (2019). Conceptualizing Sanctuary as a Process in the United States. Geographical Review.


Serin Houston. (2019). Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press – Our Sustainable Future series.


Serin Houston and Kirk Lange. (2018). “Global/Local” Community Engagement: Advancing Integrative Learning and Situated Solidarity. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 42(1),44-60.


Serin D. Houston's book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, was honored at the American Association of Geographers conference in April 2021 at a book celebration event and an "Author Meets her Readers" session. 


Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, by Serin D. Houston, is one of three featured books in Seattle University's 2020-2021 "Arts and Leadership" book series. This year's series focuses on anti-racist and decolonial arts in Seattle. During a two day event in December 2020, Houston gave a virtual talk and participated in a mapping workshop based on her book and participants' experiences in Seattle. 


Serin D. Houston gave a talk on March 25, 2021 for the Zube Lecture Series at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Her talk was titled, 'Unsettling Whiteness in Neighborhood Planning: Social Justice Efforts in Seattle, WA." 


Serin Houston’s book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, was profiled in the Maxwell Perspective Publication.


Serin D. Houston was interviewed about her book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, for the American West channel of the New Books Network podcast (2019). Listen to the interview.