Announcements

Clancy Wilmott, Geography Assistant Professor, Speaks with Spotlight About Bias in GIS Navigation Tools

August 15, 2022

Professor Clancy Wilmott

"'Safe routes’ make a promise they can’t uphold.”

Clancy Wilmott speaks with Spotlight about how the coding of our cities is founded on prejudiced conceptions surrounding race, class...

Gabe Eckhouse, Geography Alumni, Interviewed by NPR's Marketplace about Fracking’s Short-Cycle Revolution

August 15, 2022

Gabe Eckhouse

“On the one hand, we are not doing anything close to what is required for net-zero transition in terms of clean energy. But at the same time, for the kind of aging oil and gas production, we’re investing as if a renewable energy transition was happening.”

Gabe Eckhouse (Geography PhD, Summer 2022), discusses the political economy of...

Brittany Meché, Geography alum, discusses how climate change has become a security issue

August 30, 2022

Brittany Meché

Brittany Meché, recent Geography graduate (PhD, 2020) and current Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Williams College, was interviewed by Social Science Matrix about her forthcoming piece for New Geographies. In the interview, Meché discusses how anticipated climate refugees...

Remembering Sarah White, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow

July 29, 2022

It is with sadness that we write that Sarah White passed away last week from heart complications due to Covid. She is survived by her husband, Tristan, and her two young children, Helen and Martin.

Sarah was a UC President’s postdoctoral fellow in our department and had just completed her term this past June. She was a foremost scholar on the climate of the Pliocene, a dedicated educator, and a warm and generous colleague and friend to those that knew...

Cristina Villalobos, GEOG Alumni Spring 2022, Heads to NASA

August 17, 2022

Cristina Villalobos, recent Geography B.A. graduate (Spring 2022), has been offered an in-person position in Alabama working with NASA's DEVELOP program. During the course of her 10 week internship, she will apply NASA earth observations to the project, named "Mesoamerica Ecological Forecasting: Assessing land cover change and habitat connectivity to inform management planning for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor." The project is very heavily focused on spatial data. Please join me in congratulating Cristina!

Professor Brandi Summers Chosen for the 2022 American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award

June 1, 2022

The ‘AC Teaching Award’ is intended to recognize individual faculty members’ exemplary teaching in the American Cultures curriculum. Instructors are recognized for their inspiring and sustained commitment to creating a learning space able to hold the multiple challenges and opportunities that teaching AC content requires. Great creativity, ingenuity, and courage are required to meet this rich environment, providing inspiration and guidance for colleagues across the campus.

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Professor Jovan Scott Lewis Talks To BR About Historic Tulsa & Reparations

October 5, 2021

Professor Jovan Scott Lewis Talks To BR About Historic Tulsa & Reparations

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Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis, Chair and Associate Prof. of Geography at UC Berkeley, is a member of Gov. Newsom's Task Force on Reparations. Since 2014, Dr. Lewis has been researching Tulsa, Oklahoma and the history of Greenwood. In Part One of his interview with BR's Jan Mabry, he connects his research on historic Tulsa to current events. In Part Two, he makes the case for reparations and talks about the challenges would blacks face in a post-reparation society.

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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...

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....