As an economic geographer, my research spans the fields of planning, geography and science, technology and society. I currently split my overarching research interests across three broad projects -- all connected through economic geography, labor and technology. My dissertation research focuses on the expression of value in capitalist production. Specifically, my research focuses on the place-specific software production processes among different regions and the relationship between different software agglomerations (industry/firms/workers) and broad-based economic development, prosperity and inequality. More broadly, my research focuses on the regional socio-industrial re/configurations under cognitive-cultural capitalism. See more under research.
Selected Recent Publications
Thatcher, Jim, David O’Sullivan and Dillon Mahmoudi. 2016. “Data Colonialism through Accumulation by Dispossession: New metaphors for daily data.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 34 (6): 990–1006. doi:10.1177/0263775816633195
Mahmoudi, Dillon, and Anthony Levenda. 2016. “Beyond the Screen: Uneven Geographies, Digital Labour, and the City of Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism.” tripleC: Communication, Capital and Critique 14 (1) (February): 99-120. Permalink
Cortright, Joseph, and Dillon Mahmoudi. April 2016. “The Storefront Index.” City Observatory.
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Project collaborator with Preservation Green Lab. May 2014. "Older, Smaller, Better: Measuring how the character of buildings and blocks influences urban vitality." National Trust for Historic Preservation.