Publications, Grants, Awards and Honors

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Houston, S. and Molnar, C. [MHC ‘21]. (2020). New Sanctuary Movement. World Religions and Spirituality Project. Retrieved from:

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

Serin Houston. (2019). From the Desk of Serin D. Houston: Exploring a Storied Landscape. Guest blog post on Behind the Book at the University of Nebraska Press.

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

David Hernández, Serin Houston, Avery Allen ‘20, and Sofia Rivera ‘18. (2018). Entrapped: Visiting Migrant Detainees in Western Massachusetts. Latino Studies 16, 250-258.

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 Houston and Charlotte Morse ‘15. (2017). The Ordinary and Extraordinary: Producing Migrant Inclusion and Exclusion in US Sanctuary Movements. Studies in Social Justice 11(1), 27-47.

Serin Houston and Olivia Lawrence-Weilmann ‘17. (2016). The Model Migrant and Multiculturalism: Analyzing Neoliberal Logics in US Sanctuary Legislation, in Migration Policy and Practice: Interventions and Solutions.


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. 

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." 

Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, 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. 

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

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.