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Fall 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series – Sharlene Mollet

via Zoom

Sharlene Mollet University of Toronto, Dept of Human Geography CO-Sponsored with IDCE Tourism Troubles: Feminist political ecologies of land and body in the making of residential tourism space in Panama In this address, I examine the ways in which settler colonial logics shape residential tourism development on the Atlantic Coast of Panama. With a focus […]

Fall 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series – Sacoby Wilson

via Zoom

Sacoby Wilson University of Maryland, Dept of Public Health New Earth Conversation event co-sponsored by Geography A Syndemic 400 Years in the Making In the United States, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have been impacted by systemic racism and structured inequalities since the founding of this country.  Communities of color do not have […]

Lucy Hutyra

via Zoom

Lucy Hutyra Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University Impacts of Urbanization & Landscape Fragmentation on the Carbon Cycle Forest fragmentation is ubiquitous across urban and rural areas. While there is mounting evidence that forest fragmentation alters the terrestrial carbon cycle, the extent to which differences in ambient growing conditions between urban and rural landscapes […]

Meha Jain

via Zoom

Meha Jain School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan Joint Colloquium with The George Perkins Marsh Institute Adapting to Global Environmental Change: How Can We Ensure Food Security in a Time of Uncertainty? Global environmental change, including climate change and natural resource degradation, is challenging food security around the world. This is particularly true […]

Aaron Grade

via Zoom

Aaron Grade The George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University Fear, Parental Behavior, and Community Structure of Wildlife in Residential Lands In an urbanizing world, residential lands provide an opportunity for conserving biodiversity right in our own backyards. Identifying the ecological mechanisms underlying patterns of backyard wildlife populations and communities requires novel experimental approaches. In this […]

Brian King

via Zoom

Brian King Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University Infectious Addictions: Geographies of Colliding Epidemics  The U.S. opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic are two of the most pressing societal challenges of the 21st century. The use and abuse of opioids spans several decades with varied and significant impacts that have expanded into a national health crisis. […]

James Wescoat

via Zoom

James Wescoat Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT Rural Drinking Water Planning in Maharashtra, India—An Important Chapter in Panchayati Raj Reforms Rural drinking water planning remains a small field of research notwithstanding the severe deficiencies faced by almost one billion people.  There are many challenges, including fragmentation by levels and sectors of governance (e.g., […]

Fall 2021 Colloquium Speaker Series – Sofia Zaragocin Carvajal

via Zoom

A hemispheric approach to decolonial feminist geography. There is a clear link made between the Americas and the Hemispheric from activists and scholars working on decolonial feminist and antiracist perspectives. This talk explores how the hemispheric can act as an alternative to transnational analysis and decenter the colonial nation-state from decolonial feminisms. Other spatial formations […]

Fall 2021 Colloquium Speaker Series – Debarchana Ghosh

Jefferson 218

  Towards Social Topology: Connecting people, places, things, and policies in GIS This talk will first introduce recent trends and practices related to using GIS for equity and social justice (ESJ). Second, Dr. Ghosh will share thoughts, lessons learned, and examples from her research on understanding the interplay of spaces of everyday life, facilitators and barriers, […]

(Postponed until Spring 2022) Colloquium Speaker Series – Joseph Getzoff

Jefferson 218

Masters of the Wasteland: Zionist Sciences, Bedouin Cultivation, and Arid Zone Development In Israel/Palestine, Zionist actors have often claimed that their state building project would rescue the land and environment from destruction supposedly caused by Palestinians. Such narratives, and the policies that emanate from them, are supported not only by political-ideological actors, but also by […]

Fall 2021 Colloquium Speaker Series – Desiree Fields

Jefferson 218

Care and the Politics of Reclamation This talk is based on a collaborative project with Brandi T. Summers. We examine Black women’s efforts to reclaim space in response to the finance-led transformation of West Oakland, California. Our analysis focuses on the Moms 4 Housing movement, which began when five Black mothers occupied a vacant, corporate […]