Geography Commencement, May 16

The Geography Commencement ceremony will be held on Monday, May 16th, from 9:30am - 12:30pm in the Pauley Ballroom. We are excited to honor all of our Geography students who graduated during the pandemic and weren't able to participate in-person as well as our current, graduating class, celebrating Fall 2019 - Fall 2022 graduates. After our ceremony, join us on the 5th floor balcony for a champagne toast! 

This event is FREE! Even if you don't know someone graduating, consider attending and celebrating your fellow Geographers on this eventful day! Join us either in-person or virtually via Zoom. Click here to view the Geography Commencement Program and click here to view photos from the event.

Exit Talks, May 12-13

We are excited to host a very special event highlighting three years' worth of Exit Talks by PhD students! Please join us this Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 to celebrate the work of our amazing PhD students and connect with our larger Berkeley Geography community.

Here you will find the program for the event, which will be hosted in 575 McCone Hall (on campus) as well as virtually via Zoom. Refreshments and great conversation guaranteed.  

We sincerely hope you can attend! Please feel free to share with anyone else who might be interested.

Spring 2022 Colloquia Series

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm @ 575 McCone (or join us virtually)

Date Speaker Title
Feb 9, 2022 Daniel Thompson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Merced Transversal borderwork and its agents: mobility regimes and urban divisions in two African cities
Feb 16, 2022

Adrienne Johnson, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco (Environmental Studies)

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and transnational hybrid governance in Ecuador’s palm oil industry
Feb 23, 2022

Riley Culberg, Stanford

Near-Surface Cryo-Hydrology from Greenland to Europa: Insights from Ice-Penetrating Radar
Mar 2, 2022
(Zoom only)
Laurel Larsen, USGS and Delta Stewardship Council From "complex" to "wicked": A complex system scientist's journey as Delta Lead Scientist
Mar 9, 2022

Caitlin Keliiaa, UC Santa Cruz

Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women
Mar 16, 2022 Community Session – Transfer student event with BUGS (Noelani Fixler)
Mar 23, 2022 Spring Break (no meeting)
Mar 30, 2022

Danielle Rivera, UC Berkeley (CED)

Planning for Just Environments Beyond "Greening"
Apr 6, 2022 Andrew Tucker, University of Cape Town What can the Geographies of Sexualities mean for the urban South? Considering human rights, HIV/AIDS and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa
Apr 13, 2022 Daniel Aldana Cohen, UC Berkeley (Sociology) Follow the Carbon: Climate Change and Inequality in 21st Century Urban Spaces

Apr 20, 2022, 4pm
(Register for Zoom info or attend in-person at 820 Social Sciences Bldg)

Catherine Hall, University College London (Hosted by Social Science Matrix, co-sponsored by Geography)

Racial capitalism: what's in a name?

Apr 27, 2022, 12pm
(Register for Zoom info)

Online panel discussion (Hosted by Matrix Research Team)

Digital Transformations in Global Land, Housing, and Property

Apr 27, 2022 Brian Jefferson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Engineering Capitalist States