Announcements

Dr. Kurt Cuffey Publishes Article in Nature Revealing 11,000 Years of Temperature Changes from West Antarctic Ice Core

January 11, 2023

a chart showing the 50-yr δD averages for summer in red, mean in purple, and winter in blue

"Here, we analyse a continuous record of water-isotope ratios from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide ice core to reveal summer and winter temperature changes through the last 11,000 years."

After years of research, Professor Kurt Cuffey has...

Black Geographies Graduate Student Conference, March 17-18, 2023

January 13, 2023

The Black Geographies Graduate Student Conference promotes critical dialogue on the racial, ecological, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and sociospatial processes that constitute the materialities of Black life and its everyday contours. The BGGSC foregrounds the geographical practices, knowledge, and interventions of African Diasporic communities while challenging, reorienting, and refuting racialized colonial conceptions of space, place, time, scale, diffusion, and landscapes. This collective gathering is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates to collaborate and...

Black Geographies Graduate Student Conference, March 17-18, 2023

January 13, 2023

The Black Geographies Graduate Student Conference promotes critical dialogue on the racial, ecological, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and sociospatial processes that constitute the materialities of Black life and its everyday contours. The BGGSC foregrounds the geographical practices, knowledge, and interventions of African Diasporic communities while challenging, reorienting, and refuting racialized colonial conceptions of space, place, time, scale, diffusion, and landscapes. This collective gathering is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates to collaborate and...

Christopher Lesser, PhD Alum and Current Visiting Scholar, Publishes Article for American Anthropologist

January 12, 2023

Christopher Lesser

"Located on a former plantation in the Paraíba Valley of Rio de Janeiro, a region central to state and market formation, and to Atlantic slavery in the nineteenth century, this “forest” contains ecological histories different from those encoded in environmental law. Rather than a legislative failure, this incongruence constitutes an important structural feature of the juridical authority that marginalizes...

Three Geography Undergraduate Students Accepted for GENIUS at Penn State

December 21, 2022

Mia Albano Jazmin Hernandez. Angela McMahon

I'm excited to announce that three of our Geography undergraduate students, Mia Albano, Jazmin Hernandez, and Angela...

"Black Scale" by PhD Candidates april l. graham-jackson & Robert Moeller Published in The Professional Geographer

December 5, 2022

april l. graham-jackson. Robert Moeller

"By examining the relationality across music, sound, and Blackness, we (re)activate and engage scale as a racialized, evolving, intimately embodied, and subjective interpretation of the world as well as structural, objective descriptions...

Adam Hasan, Geography PhD student, Publishes Article on Lebanese Crypto Miners, Electricity, and the State

December 7, 2022

Adam Hasan

"Amid Lebanon’s crumbling infrastructure and socio-economic decay, a cottage industry of crypto miners has found razor-thin profits using hydroelectric power in the mountains. That puts them into direct competition with local residents over one of the country’s most prized resources: electricity."

Adam Hasan...

PhD Candidate, Morgan Vickers, Publishes First Journal Article in Annals of the American Association of Geographers

November 29, 2022

Morgan Vickers

"Swampification did not merely stagnate Black terraqueous landscapes but further perpetuated racial stereotypes of Blackness as out-of-place and pestilent, and situated the presence of non-White others as antithetical to U.S. progress."

Congrats to Morgan P. Vickers, Geography PhD candidate, on their first journal article, published in Annals...