Tohar Zamir, Geography Undergraduate, Selected as Haas Scholar

April 10, 2023

Tohar Zamir

Each year, twenty highly qualified, academically talented undergraduates are chosen for the Haas Scholars program. Participants receive close mentoring from members of the UC-Berkeley faculty, seminars and workshops to assist them in the research and writing process, the opportunity to present their work at a professional...

Josh Mandel, Geography Manager, Wins Distinguished Service Award for Social Sciences

April 14, 2023

Josh Mandel

Congrats to Josh Mandel, Geography Manager, who has won a Distinguished Service Award from the Office of the Dean! This comes as no surprise, as Josh consistently demonstrates his commitment to our department. From complicated logistical and financial situations over the years to operational duties that keep the department running, we are all grateful for his...

Clancy Wilmott Wins Faculty Mentor Award

April 12, 2023

Professor Clancy Wilmott

We are thrilled to announce that Clancy Wilmott has won the 2023 UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award! Every year, this award honors three Berkeley faculty or teaching staff who have shown outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and supporting...

Geography Senior, Jack Moorehead, chosen for Cartography internship with Avalon Travel

April 6, 2023

Jack Moorehead

Congrats to Jack Moorehead on his upcoming Cartography internship with Avalon Travel! An imprint of Perseus Books and Hachette Book Group, they are publishers of independent travel guidebooks such as Rick Steves and Moon Travel. During his internship, Jack will be assisting the...

Joel Wanek's short film, Passing Through, makes its World Premiere at HotDocs International Film Festival in Toronto

April 3, 2023

 A travelogue by Joel Wanek" in the bottom right corner

Passing Through is a snapshot of a family's holiday gathering in Trinidad and Tobago that invites the viewer into warm celebration and the rituals of food, cards and music. An ephemeral travelogue of moments that records a journey home using...

Mary Jirmanus Saba, PhD Candidate, Published In Critical Times

March 30, 2023

Tear gas and smoke bombs in Beirut's southern suburbs when police were called in to disperse Saturday's protests

"To build a strike image archive from a position of solidarity is an ongoing aspiration but never a guarantee, like that of building a movement itself. But it is essential if our work with images is to do more than solidify the same ownership structures that made movements necessary and urgent in the first...

Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis interviewed on his research and work on Reparations Task Force

March 1, 2023

Jovan Scott Lewis

"When we’re talking about reparations in California, we’re talking about reparations not for slavery itself, but for this system of governance around Black people, around African Americans, that slavery initiated. That slavery represents the kind of initial and formative philosophy, from Jim Crow straight through to mass incarceration and even gentrification today. This idea of being able to discriminate and dispossess...

Dr. Gillian Hart wins the AAG Presidential Achievement Award

February 22, 2023

Professor Gillian Hart

Dr. Gillian Hart, Geography Professor Emerita, has won the AAG Presidential Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have made long-standing and distinguished contributions to the discipline of geography.


Desiree Fields Co-Authors Essay for the Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project

February 20, 2023

Desiree Fields

"The hour has come for the UC to listen to its students, and to use its massive capacity to invest and plan to help solve the housing crisis, rather than prolong it."

Desiree Fields, Geography Professor, has co-written an essay for the Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project...