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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 […]

(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 – 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, […]

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 […]

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., […]

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. […]

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 […]