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Spring 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series: David Kaplan – Kent State, President AAG

February 13, 2020 @
12:00 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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February 13, 2020
David Kaplan Kent State, President AAG


Changes in Geography over the Last Century: Evidence from Doctoral Dissertations

Geography as a field has undergone dramatic changes in terms of where it is taught, the growing presence of women in the field, and in the relative prominence of various specialties.  Using a database which includes the title, author, gender, date, university, and specialty for every geography doctoral dissertation written in the United States over the last 120 years, I track changes in the field along all of these dimensions.   I examine how specializations in geography have shifted over the last  century and how these are related to particular universities.  I provide an overview of the different schools in geography and their influence within separate historical periods.  And I look at changes in the percentage of women completing doctoral dissertations and how this relates to geographical sub-disciplines.



February 13, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.