Cultural and historical geography of North America (including race & ethnicity, Indigenous geographies, sports geography, and the commemoration of place), geographic education, and geospatial techniques (specifically, geovisualization and GIS applications in cultural geography).
Ph.D., 2008, Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
of Indigenous-based Team Name and Mascot Use in American Secondary Schools
(Available for free download via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's
M.A., 2003, Geography,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thesis: Vitality of Ethnic Culture in Rural America: A Comparative
Study of Dannebrog and Wilber, Nebraska, 1871-2003
B.S., 2000, Geography,
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Minors: Geographic Information Systems, Land Use Planning
Thesis: The Cultural Landscape of Wisconsin's Walloon Belgian Enclave
Geography 111: Human Geography
Geography 200: Geographic Techniques
Geography/American Indian Studies 322/522: Native Geographies
Geography 325: Geography of the United States & Canada
Geography 368: Field Seminar: The Northwoods
Geography 368: Field Seminar: Mississippi Delta
Geography 368: Field Seminar: Hawai`i
Geography 379/579: Geography of Wisconsin
Geography 491: Special Topics: Race & Ethnicity
Interdisciplinary Studies 355: Central European Travel Seminar
2013. Zeitler, Ezra. Double-Play: Using Minor League Baseball to Apply Themes and Standards in Human Geography Courses. Journal of Geography.
MiLB-Five Themes Exercises:
Location, Human-Environment, Movement, Regions, Place
2012. Weichelt, Ryan and Ezra Zeitler.
Multi-scalar Cartographic Analysis of 2008 and 2010 Election Returns in Wisconsin, U.S.A. Journal of Maps.
2010. Zeitler, Ezra. Making Places, Molding Memories: Political and
Race-based Origins of Monuments, Memories, and Identities. Historical
Geography 37: 21-25.
2009. Zeitler, Ezra. Creating America's "Czech Capital": Ethnic
Identity and Heritage Tourism in Wilber, Nebraska. Journal of Heritage
Tourism 4(1): 73-85.
Recent Cartographic Publications
Forthcoming. Andrew Graybill. The Red and the White. New York: Liveright. Three maps.
2012. Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotflelty, and Karly Armbruster (eds.). The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Twenty-four maps.
2011. Rachel St. John. Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Three maps.
2011. Margaret Jacobs. White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Two maps.
2010. Zeitler, Ezra.
Making Places, Molding Memories. Historical Geography 37: 21-25.
2009. University of Wisconsin System Institute on Race & Ethnicity
Curriculum Development Grant.
2011. First Place, Cartographic Analysis and Viewer's Choice Award. "Human Development Index Scores & Right-to-Work Status in the United States." National Council for Geographic Education Map Gallery Contest. Click here to see a list of Map Gallery Winners.
Research Collaboration Projects
2011. Alyson Diller, Spatial Patterns of Lottery Sales in Milwaukee
County, Wisconsin. Research presented at the 2011 Meeting of the
Association of American Geographers, Seattle, Washington.
2010. Amy Sue Brickheimer, Clinging to Ethnic Identity: The 'Polka-Identity'
of Polish-Americans in Central Wisconsin. Research presented at
the Fifth Biennial Conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Place in Binghamton,
New York. Winner of the American Geographical Society Student Poster
2009-2010. Darin Mertig, Geographic Bias in the National Football
League Draft, 1970-2009. Research presented at the 2010 Meeting
of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.
2009. Evan Byers, Geography of Minnesota High School Hockey.
Research presented at the 2009 Meeting of the West Lakes Region of the
Association of American Geographers, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.