Antonio Gramsci and Current Conjuncture Conference Recordings

April 19, 2024
We are writing to share the videos from the “Antonio Gramsci and the Current Conjuncture Conference” held in McCone Hall, UC Berkeley on December 2, 2023, which are now available on the Trinity Social Justice Institute website. Please find it here. We regret that the last two panels are not available due to technical difficulties. Apparently, the camera simply quit recording and we were unable to salvage despite our...

The Borders of Paradise, a new documentary by Geography undergraduate, Fraser Byers

March 21, 2024

Migrant on raft out at sea

The Borders of Paradise is an intimate dive into Ventimiglia, the final Italian town before the French border and is where 30,000 asylum seekers annually arrive in an attempt to enter the rest of Europe. Produced by Fraser Byers, Geography undergraduate, the film captures the physical and psychological...

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.

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!

Clancy Wilmott, Geography Assistant Professor, Speaks with Spotlight About Bias in GIS Navigation Tools

August 15, 2022

Professor Clancy Wilmott

"'Safe routes’ make a promise they can’t uphold.”

Clancy Wilmott speaks with Spotlight about how the coding of our cities is founded on prejudiced conceptions surrounding race, class...

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...

Professor Kurt Cuffey Publishes Findings About the Formation of Yosemite Valley

October 20, 2022

Yosemite Research 2010

“Yosemite Valley is one of the most famous topographic features on the planet. And of course, if you go to Yosemite Park and read the signage, they will give you numbers for when it became a deep canyon. But up until this project, every single claim about how old this valley is, when it formed a deep canyon, was just based on assumptions and speculation.” - Professor Kurt Cuffey


Professor John Chiang Publishes Research in Nature on Orbit-Induced Changes in the Seasonality of the Pacific Cold-Tongue Region

November 9, 2022

Professor John Chiang

"We teach our students that the Earth’s axial tilt is responsible for the seasons. But for the eastern equatorial Pacific - which is best known as the hotspot for El Nino - it turns out that its seasonal cycle has a sizable contribution coming from the annual variation in earth-sun distance as well. Awkwardly, the latter is what we tell our students how not to think about the seasonal cycle." - Professor John...