Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson is Professor of Geography & Environment at San Francisco State University. His research focuses on the ‘politics of mobility’ and examines how culture, politics, and economics shape urban transportation. Jason is author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, and co-author of Low Car (bon) Communities: Inspiring Car-Free and Car Lite Urban Futures. He has published articles in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Antipode, Urban Geography, the Journal of Transport Geography and several book chapters in academic books on sustainable transportation and the politics of the automobile.

Jason is currently writing about the politics of mobility in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he spent part of 2016 and 2017 on a research sabbatical. He is also examining the politics of “tech mobility” (driverless cars, Uber, and private transit) in Silicon Valley. While in Heidelberg Jason will work on his next book – a comparative politics of mobility – and explore the ideas and values of social democratic mobility.