Announcements

Gillian Hart Publishes Paper on Antipode Online

January 31, 2024

Professor Gillian Hart

Gillian Hart's latest paper, Progeny of Empire: Defining Moments of Nation Formation in South Africa and Palestine/Israel, aims to confront and counter the equation of antisemitism and anti-Zionism by recognizing the value of—but also reaching beyond—the apartheid analogy by...

Geography Undergrad, Tatiana Butte, Awarded John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

January 23, 2024

Tatiana Butte

Geography undergrad and Public Policy minor, Tatiana Butte, has been chosen as a John Gardner Public Service Fellow, which provides meaningful postgraduate leadership opportunities and encourages UC Berkeley’s best students to pursue a career in public service. The program honors John Gardner's...

Clancy Wilmott Presents at TedxBerkeley

January 19, 2024

Professor Clancy Wilmott

The annual TEDxBerkeley event is happening tomorrow and our very own Professor Clancy Wilmott will be presenting! Clancy's talk will discuss her Indigenous re-mapping project with the Sogorea Te Land Trust called “Before You Are Here.” Learn more here!

Dr. Stephanie Pau Joins UC Berkeley Geography Faculty

December 20, 2023

We are excited to share the wonderful news that Dr. Stephanie Pau will officially join UC Berkeley as a jointly appointed Associate Professor in Geography and ESPM starting January 1, 2024! Join us in welcoming Stephanie to McCone Hall and we look forward to celebrating her arrival in the Spring semester.

Michael Watts Awarded Ester Boserup Prize

December 20, 2023

Michael Watts

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Michael Watts, who received the Ester Boserup Prize for outstanding development research! The prize is awarded by the Copenhagen Centre for Development Research, a virtual centre connecting researchers from different disciplines,...

Professor Brandi Summers Named Interim Director of ISSI

December 15, 2023

Professor Brandi Summers

ISSI Director Stephen Small will be on sabbatical during spring semester, researching his new book on Black Liverpool. Brandi T. Summers, Associate Professor of Geography, has agreed to serve as Interim Director until Professor Small’s return on July 1, 2024. Professor Summers is currently a member of the ISSI Advisory Committee and has been deeply involved with ISSI for a few years,...

Professor Nathan Sayre Publishes "Corn and the range: rethinking ranching, agriculture and the feedlot"

December 11, 2023

Professor Nathan Sayre

Professor Nathan Sayre has published a new paper in the Journal of Peasant Studies on the history and political ecology of the feedlot in US livestock production. The key takeaway is that for over a century, corn-fed beef was sustained without chemical fertilizers, relying on a...

Jovan Scott Lewis Promoted to Full Professor

December 1, 2023

Jovan Scott Lewis

We are excited to share the wonderful news that Jovan Scott Lewis has been promoted to full Professor. Congratulations for the much deserved recognition of your extraordinary scholarly achievements and service, Jovan!

Tianna Bruno Shares Her Expertise on Climate and Environmental Justice for the Fifth National Climate Assessment

November 16, 2023

Professor Tianna Bruno

The Fifth National Climate Assessment has just been released! This report is the US Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses. It is a congressionally mandated interagency effort that provides the scientific foundation to support informed decision-making across the United States. As an author for the...

Professor Fields Published in Annals of the American Association of Geographers

September 27, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Desiree Fields on her new paper, co-authored with two students in the Department of City and Regional Planning, titled "Platform Firms, Commercial Real Estate Cycles and San Francisco’s Growth as a Tech Cluster, 2008–2020". This article uses the lens of the commercial real estate market to examine the urbanization of digital technology companies in San Francisco in the years between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, the rise of digital platforms and...