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College of Environment and Design

Shelley Cannady


Curriculum Vitae


Phone: 706-542-4868
Street address: 4 Bishop House
Athens, GA 30602-1845
Shelley Cannady




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Biographical Information

Shelley Cannady is an Associate Professor for the College of Environment and Design. She has taught a wide range of courses at UGA, both at its main campus and in Costa Rica. She is a landscape designer, manages a farm and vineyard, and is a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer. Originally from northern California, she has lived and worked in a variety of locations including Japan and Iceland.


MLA, University of Georgia (1999)
BA, Russian Language and Literature, Indiana University (1985)
Area Certificate, Soviet Studies, Indiana University Russian & East European Institute (1985)


Prof. Cannady’s research focuses on imprints in the landscape brought about by societal responses to conflict and social upheaval. Study sites include Russia/former USSR, Japan, and WW II Japanese-American incarceration sites in North America. Secondary interests include Japanese gardens, agritourism, and urban agriculture.

Selected Publications

Cannady, Shelley. “Tule Lake Today: complex legacies of internment.” Boom: A Journal of California, 3:1 Spring 2013, pp. 17-33. Berkeley, CA: The University of California Press.

Cannady, Shelley and Bertram de Rooij. “Russian Lieux de Memoires: is the Future the Past?” Landscape Legacy: Landscape Architecture and Planning Between Art and Science. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)/International Study Group on Multiple Uses of Land (ISOMUL), Maastricht, NL; People/Environment, pp. 1-12.

Cannady, Shelley. “Leningrad in the Gloaming of the Soviet Era: Edifice, Silence, Survivors, and the Narrative of Public Space.” Historical Landscapes in the Modern Era, St. Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy, IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects), ALACIS (Association of Landscape Architects of the Commonwealth of Independent States), and Lincoln University, New Zealand. Publishing House of Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, June 2009, pp. 82-85.


American Society of Landscape Architects

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Gamma Sigma Delta National Honor Society of Agriculture

Sigma Lambda Alpha National Honor Society of Landscape Architects

Honors and Awards

UGA Superior Teaching Award for the College of Environment and Design (2012, 2013)

College of Environment and Design Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching (2012)

Professor of the Year, Georgia Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (2009, 2012)

University of Georgia Writing Fellow (2008-09)