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 various place-specific software production processes among different regions and the relationship between different software 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
Levenda, Anthony, Dillon Mahmoudi, and Gerald Sussman. 2015. "The Neoliberal Politics of `Smart': Electricity Consumption, Data Analytics, and Ubiquitous Financialization." Canadian Journal of Communication 40 (4) (November): 615-636. PDXScholar
Cortright, Joseph, and Dillon Mahmoudi. December 2014. "Lost in Place: Why the persistence and spread of concentrated poverty, not gentrification, is our biggest urban challenge." City Observatory. Interactive Web Map
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. Executive Summary