Announcements

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...

Associate 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. Summers is currently a member of the ISSI Advisory Committee and has been deeply involved with ISSI for a few years, including...

Professor Emeritus 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,...

Assistant Professor Clancy Wilmott Presents at TedxBerkeley

January 19, 2024

Professor Clancy Wilmott

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

Geography Senior Tatiana Butte Awarded John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

January 23, 2024

Tatiana Butte

Geography senior 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 own...

Geography Professor Emerita Gillian Hart Publishes Paper on Antipode Online

January 31, 2024

Professor Gillian Hart

Professor Emerita 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...

‘Not a typical research project’: How maps and an enchanted garden in Oakland are teaching UC Berkeley students about the Bay Area’s past

March 13, 2024

students presenting research in front of tables covered in maps

“For them to find their voice, to feel comfortable, to find a place, even if it’s somewhat ephemeral, to engage — for me, that’s one of the most meaningful elements.”

A new article by Tor Haugan spotlights Geography Lecturer Seth Lunine and the unique research project he leads in...

Summer Nicholas, Geography junior, hired as an intern for Sustainable Oils

March 23, 2024

Summer Nicholas

Geography junior, Summer Nicholas, has been hired as an intern for a Biotech/Agtech company, Sustainable Oils (SusOils). Sustainable Oils owns genetic patents of a crop called Camelina. Camelina is used to produce renewable diesel. Between May and August, Summer will be traveling across Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Montana, and Washington as part of a Sustainable Oils...