Social geography, health geography, population geography, political geography,
migration and immigration, human rights
The title of my dissertation is “Moving Out, Moving On: The Role
of Mental and Emotional Health Concerns in the Migration Decisions of
Gay Men Living in Ottawa and Washington, D.C.” The project seeks
to understand the relationship between mental and emotional health factors
such as anxiety, depression, and isolation, and the migration decisions
of gay men who have chosen to settle in the capital cities of Ottawa and
Washington, D.C. The research not only examines the often-ignored health
aspects of migration (most recent studies use econometric explanations
for gay men’s locational choices), it also provides a comparison
of U.S. and Canadian migration experiences among gay men.
M.A., George Washington University, Geography, 2005–2007.
B.A., summa cum laude, Colgate University, Geography and International
HONORS AND AWARDS
SSHRC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Queen’s University Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant
Association of American Geographers Dissertation Research Grant
CIHR Gender and Health Summer Institute
Queen’s University Morgan Brown Scholarship
Queen’s University Graduate Award
Queen’s University International Tuition Bursary
George Washington University Campbell Award for Thesis Research
George Washington University Graduate Teaching Award
Lewis, Nathaniel M. (Forthcoming) Gay in a “Government Town”: The Settlement and Regulation of Gay Men in Ottawa, Canada. Gender, Place, and Culture.
Benton-Short, Lisa, Nathaniel M. Lewis and John Short. (Forthcoming) North American Cities. In Cities of the World: World: Regional Urban Development. Brunn, Stanley D., Maureen Hays-Mitchell and Donald J. Zeigler (eds.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Lewis, Nathaniel M., and Betsy Donald. 2010. A New Rubric for “Creative City” Potential in Canada’s Smaller Communities. Urban Studies 47, 1: 29–54.
Lewis, Nathaniel M. 2010. Grappling with Governance: The Emergence of Business Improvement Districts in a National Capital. Urban Affairs Review 46, 2: pages forthcoming.
Lewis, Nathaniel M. 2010. A Decade Later: Assessing Success and Challenges in Manitoba’s Provincial Immigrant Nominee Program. Canadian Public Policy 36, 2: 241–264.
Lewis, Nathaniel M. 2009. Mental Health in Sexual Minorities: Recent Indicators, Trends, and their Relationships to Place in North America and Europe. Health & Place 15: 1029–1045.
Lewis, Nathaniel M. 2009. Review of Ruble, Blair. 2005. Creating Diversity Capital. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Press, 256 pp. Journal of Historical Geography 33, 2: 373–375.
“Gay in a Government Town: The Settlement and Regulation of Gay Men in Ottawa, Canada” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 15 April 2010.
“Moving ‘Out’, Moving On: The Role of Mental and Emotional Health and Well-Being in the Migration Decisions of Gay Men Living in Ottawa.” Rainbow Health Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, 25 March 2010.
“Grappling with Governance: The Emergence of Business Improvement Districts in Washington, DC.” Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, 19 May 2009.
“Dispelling the Big-City Myth: Locating American Male Same-Sex Couples in the 21st Century.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 23 March 2009.
“An Alternate Rubric for Creative Cities in Canada: Evidence from Kingston, Ontario.” Canadian Association of Geographers–Ontario Annual Meeting, St. Catharines, ON, 19 October 2008.
“Mental Health Outcomes among Sexual Minorities in North America and Europe: Recent Indicators, Patterns and Trends.” Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, 22 May 2008.
“Regionalization or Rollback? Devolution and Discontinuity in Manitoba’s Provincial Immigrant Nominee Program.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 20 March 2008.
“Selection and Deflection and Quebec: Immigration in a National Minority Society.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 18 April 2007.
“Left Behind? The Enfranchisement of Latvia and Estonia’s Russian Minorities in the Post-Soviet Era.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 7 March 2006.
Supervisor: Dr. Audrey Kobayashi