Publications

Publications

Geography alum Yi Jiao (PhD 2021) publishes Application of copper(II)-based chemicals induces CH3Br and CH3Cl emissions from soil and seawater

February 1, 2022

Geography alum Yi Jiao (PhD 2021) publishes Application of copper(II)-based chemicals induces CH3Br and CH3Cl emissions from soil and seawater in Nature Communications

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Application of copper(II)-based chemicals induces CH3Br and CH3Cl emissions from soil and seawater
Yi Jiao, Wanying Zhang, Jae Yun Robin Kim, Malte Julian Deventer, Julien Vollering & Robert C. Rhew
Open Access | Published: 10 January 2022

Methyl bromide (CH3Br) and methyl chloride (CH3Cl) are...

Geography alum Adam Romero (PhD 2015) publishes Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture

January 31, 2022

Geography Alum Adam Romero (PhD 2015) publishes Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture

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Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture
by Adam M. Romero (Author)
November 2021
First Edition

The toxicity of pesticides to the environment and humans is often framed as an unfortunate effect of their benefits to agricultural production. In Economic Poisoning, Adam M....

Faculty member Desiree Fields publishes Tech and finance firms buying up homes doesn’t bode well for everyone else

January 4, 2022

Faculty member Desiree Fields publishes Tech and finance firms buying up homes doesn’t bode well for everyone else in The Washington Post

Desiree Fields writes on the proliferation of corporate real estate iBuying, or instant buying, and its impacts on renters, hopeful homeowners, and residential communities.

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Tech and finance firms buying up homes doesn’t bode well for everyone else
Zillow shut down its iBuying program, but other...

Geography Lecturer Diana Negrín da Silva publishes La miseria de los megaproyectos y las semillas de la esperanza

November 18, 2021

Geography Lecturer Diana Negrín da Silva publishes La miseria de los megaproyectos y las semillas de la esperanza in Nexos

"La miseria de los megaproyectos y las semillas de la esperanza" is a photo essay on the field work Diana Negrín da Silva has been doing this year in the Chihuahuan Desert and Wixarika territory more generally. The photographs by Joaquín Urrutia tell a story of the imposition of large scale (narco) development and the...

Professor Brandi Summers publishes "Untimely Futures" in Places Journal

November 10, 2021

Professor Brandi Summers publishes "Untimely Futures" in Places Journal

In the essay, Summers asks, “[H]ow might we consider the relationship between parking lots — as central, even redundant features of the built urban environment — and the politics of Black clearance and containment?” Moreover, she asks, “[W]hat does it mean for Black people, in Oakland and elsewhere, to continue to live the same experience again and again, decade after decade?” Summers also discusses images from the “...

Former undergrad Mai Nguyen publishes What 'Minari' is doing for Asian American farmers like me

April 20, 2021

Former undergrad Mai Nguyen publishes What 'Minari' is doing for Asian American farmers like me

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What 'Minari' is doing for Asian American farmers like me

(CNN) Early in the film "Minari," Korean American farmer Jacob Yi digs his bare hands into the Arkansas dirt. The first time I saw this, as he revealed the soil's dark, loamy tilth, I swooned: not only to see this rich earth, but also to see hands...

Graduate student Brittany Young publishes Incubated Futures: What is a resilient chicken?

November 12, 2020

Graduate student Brittany Young publishes Incubated Futures: What is a resilient chicken? in n+1 magazine.

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Incubated Futures: What is a resilient chicken?

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN wants to move into Addis Ababa. Among the last of African countries to be colonized by fast food, Ethiopia just received their first multinational fast food chain in 2018, when two Pizza Huts opened in Addis. More international chains want to open in the capital, though their...

Graduate student Adam Jadhav publishes Was it rural populism? Returning to the country, “catching up,” and trying to understand the trump vote

October 29, 2020

Graduate student Adam Jadhav publishes Was it rural populism? Returning to the country, “catching up,” and trying to understand the trump vote in Elsevier

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Was it rural populism? Returning to the country, “catching up,” and trying to understand the trump vote

In May 1982, news broke that heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar would lay off another 8000 workers, mostly in Illinois (UPI, 1982). The company blamed a global recession and high...

Graduate student Xiaowei Wang publishes new book Blockchain Chicken Farm, And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside

October 28, 2020

Graduate student Xiaowei Wang publishes new book Blockchain Chicken Farm, And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside

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In Blockchain Chicken Farm, the technologist and writer Xiaowei Wang explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China. Their discoveries force them to challenge the standard idea that rural culture and people are backward, conservative, and intolerant. Instead, they find that rural China has not only adapted to rapid globalization but has...

Graduate student Caroline Tracey publishes How to Deport a Virus

August 2, 2020

Graduate student Caroline Tracey publishes How to Deport a Virus in n+1 magazine.

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How to Deport a Virus

A nationalist strategy cannot be a public health strategy

https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/how-to-deport-a-virus/

Lecturer Peter Ekman publishes “Radburn Rackets”: Robert D. Kohn and Marjorie Sewell Cautley’s Sketches Against the Speculative Suburb

July 8, 2020

Lecturer Peter Ekman publishes “Radburn Rackets”: Robert D. Kohn and Marjorie Sewell Cautley’s Sketches Against the Speculative Suburb in the journal PLATFORM

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The Regional Planning Association of America (RPAA) came together in 1923 when a heterodox group of New York–based architects, planners, economists, and other reformers, galled by the footloose patterns of speculative development they saw...

Lecturer Peter Ekman publishes From prophecy to projection: the New York Metropolitan Region Study and the rescaling of the urban future, 1956–1968

June 24, 2020

Geography alum Peter Ekman (PhD 2016) publishes "From prophecy to projection: the New York Metropolitan Region Study and the rescaling of the urban future, 1956–1968" in the journal Planning Perspectives.

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Between 1956 and 1959, amid far-flung residential and industrial suburbanization and with the joint backing of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Twentieth Century Fund, an interdisciplinary coterie of scholars from Harvard partnered with New...

Professor Brandi Summers publishes "We need action to accompany art" in the Boston Globe

June 16, 2020

Professor Brandi Summers publishes "We need action to accompany art" in the Boston Globe

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We need action to accompany art

The 35-foot tall letters were formed in stark marigold paint against the dark gray speckled pavement. Though bold in color, the action itself is not bold.

By Brandi Summers

Updated June 11, 2020, 3:08 a.m.

Graduate student Meredith Palmer publishes new article in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, entitled "Rendering settler sovereign landscapes: Race and property in the Empire State"

May 18, 2020

Graduate student Meredith Palmer's article, Rendering Settler Sovereign Landscapes: Race and Property in the Empire State, is now published online in the journal Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

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Rendering settler sovereign landscapes: Race and property in the Empire State

This article examines the politics of race, indigeneity, and landscape in US American enactments of property. Its substance is the homelands of the Haudenosaunee, now...

Professor Brandi Summers publishes "What Black America Knows About Quarantine" in New York Times

May 15, 2020

Professor Brandi Summers publishes "What Black America Knows About Quarantine" in New York Times

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What Black America Knows About Quarantine
White people are protesting against being trapped at home. Black people know what it feels like to really be trapped.

By Brandi T. Summers

Dr. Summers is an assistant professor of geography and global metropolitan studies at the University of...

Geography alum Mark Hunter (PhD 2005) publishes new book Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in South Africa

April 10, 2020

Geography alum Mark Hunter (PhD 2005) publishes new book Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in South Africa

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Following the end of apartheid in 1994, the ANC government placed education at the centre of its plans to build a nonracial and more equitable society. Yet, by the 2010s a wave of student protests voiced demands for decolonised and affordable...

Geography alum Jason Strange (PhD 2013) publishes new book Shelter from the Machine

April 12, 2020

Geography alum Jason Strange (PhD 2013) publishes new book Shelter from the Machine

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Shelter from the Machine
Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism
Hard work and hard truths inside the back-to-the-land movement

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"You’re either buried with your crystals or your shotgun." That laconic comment captures the hippies-versus-hicks conflict that divides, and in some ways defines, modern-day homesteaders. It also reveals that back-...

Graduate student Caroline Tracey publishes Gentrification and Denver's Hispanic Past

April 2, 2020

Graduate student Caroline Tracey publishes Gentrification and Denver's Hispanic Past in special publication Denver and the Rocky Mountain West, an e-book prepared for AAG (American Association of Geographers) 2020 Denver.

Graduate student Jeff Vance Martin publishes Revisiting and revitalizing political ecology in the American West

November 27, 2019

Graduate student Jeff Vance Martin publishes Revisiting and revitalizing political ecology in the American West

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Political ecology, initially conceived to better understand the power relations implicit in management and distribution of natural resources in the developing world, came “home” to the American West in the 1990s and 2000s. This groundswell of research did much to problematize socio-environmental conflicts in the...

Graduate student Sol Kim publishes How to Start Adapting to California’s “Precipitation Whiplash”

November 12, 2019

Graduate student Sol Kim publishes How to Start Adapting to California’s “Precipitation Whiplash”

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Much of California enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate where the weather typically swings like a pendulum from warm, dry summers to cool, wet winters. Year-to-year, this pendulum can swing with great variation. If it doesn’t swing toward rain and snow between October and March, it leads to drought; if it does, we might see record-breaking...

Graduate student Erin Torkelson publishes Collateral damages: Cash transfer and debt transfer in South Africa

November 10, 2019

Graduate student Erin Torkelson publishes Collateral damages: Cash transfer and debt transfer in South Africa

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Over the past decade, two development programs–cash transfer and financial inclusion–were bundled in global development discourse. Despite differences in their purported objectives, cash transfers are increasingly delivered via financial inclusion infrastructures and technologies...

Alumna Youjeong Oh publishes Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place

December 10, 2018

Youjeong Oh publishes Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place

Pop City examines the use of Korean television dramas and K-pop music to promote urban and rural places in South Korea. Building on the phenomenon of Korean pop culture, Youjeong Oh argues that pop culture-featured place selling mediates two separate domains: political...

Former Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellow in Geography Penelope Anthias publishes new book on indigenous territorial claims and the limits to decolonization in Bolivia

May 11, 2018
Penelope Anthias's new book Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco has been published by Cornell University Press as the flagship volume in the new Cornell Land Series: New Perspectives on Territory, Development, and Environment edited by Wendy Wolford, Nancy Peluso, and Michael Goldman. Penelope completed the manuscript during a Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship in Berkeley Geography in 2014-2016, under the supervision of Michael Watts. Based on the experience of thirty-six Guaraní communities in the Bolivian Chaco, Limits to Decolonization...