Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis Receives the Gill Memorial Award

May 3, 2023

Jovan Scott Lewis

Congrats to Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis, who has been honored by the Royal Geographical Society with the Gill Memorial Award for exceptional early career research with a remarkable record of achievement. Lewis has established an international reputation as leading scholar in the study of...

Alexander Brown Hired as Project Coordinator/Web Designer for Associate Professor Laurel Larsen

May 5, 2023
Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown has been chosen to work with Associate Professor Laurel Larsen for the summer as a Project Coordinator/Web Designer position. Brown will be helping plan a team workshop and field trip, develop a project website, and produce outreach materials dealing with the challenge of salinity management in the Delta.

From Brown: "This is quite literally a dream come true for me as I am deeply passionate about the future...

California Reparations Task Force Shares Recommendations

May 6, 2023

California Reparations Task Force

California's Reparations Task Force, which Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis (pictured center on stage) is a member, has approved recommendations that could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in payments to Black residents to address past injustices. The task force spent more than a year conducting research and holding listening sessions in order to produce a detailed...

Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis interviewed on Piers Morgan Uncensored

May 12, 2023

Jovan Scott Lewis interviewed on Piers Morgan Uncensored

Yesterday afternoon, Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis was interviewed live on Piers Morgan Uncensored. The segment, which you can watch here, puts Lewis in conversation with host Piers Morgan and Leo Terrell, Civil Rights Lawyer, on the topic of...

Professor Kurt Cuffey Interviewed in UC News Article on Queer Climate Scientists

June 12, 2023

Kurt Cuffey

"Growing up gay at a time when it was broadly condemned helped form me as an independent thinker. Strong scientists are independent thinkers."

Professor Kurt Cuffey was interviewed for UCOP's Pride month article, "UC’s queer climate scientists on making science as diverse as the natural world." In this article, Cuffey shares what it is...

Associate Professor Sharad Chari Publishes New Book: Gramsci at Sea

August 28, 2023

Cover of the book Gramsci at Sea by Professor Sharad Chari

How might an oceanic Gramsci speak to Black aquafuturism and other forms of oceanic critique? Associate Professor Sharad Chari's new book, Gramsci at Sea, reads Antonio Gramsci’s writings on the sea,...

New Book: The Black Geographic

September 19, 2023

The Black Geographic

Congratulations to Camilla Hawthorne (PhD alum) and Associate Professor Jovan Scott Lewis, who served as the editors for the new book, The Black Geographic, as well as Lecturer Diana Negrín, who contributed to the publication.

The contributors to The Black Geographic explore the theoretical innovations of Black...

Associate Professor Fields Published in Annals of the American Association of Geographers

September 27, 2023

Congratulations to Associate 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...

Assistant Professor 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...