Erin Beller, GEOG PhD Alum (Spring 2020), Featured on Google's Blog

November 1, 2022

Erin Beller

“Nature and people should be able to flourish together in the campuses and communities that Google calls home.”

Erin Beller, Geography alumni (PhD, Spring 2020) has been featured on a Google blog post about ecosystem restoration in Silicon Valley. The post highlights Beller's paper, "...

Jane Henderson, Geography alum (PhD, Summer 2022), Co-Authors Essay Published in Society and Space

October 31, 2022

Jane Henderson

"We call on geographers, planners, geo-spatial analysts, and all spatial thinkers to divest themselves from the creation of carceral space."

Congrats to Jane Henderson, Geography Alumni (PhD, Summer '22) and current Research Associate at Dartmouth, on her wonderful essay,...

Chris Lesser, Visiting Scholar and Geography Alum (PhD, Summer 2022), Published in American Anthropologist

October 24, 2022

Christopher Lesser

"Neither can history resolve the question of Santa Mônica’s past, nor law disentangle its possible futures. These properly political problems can only be resolved in the present."

Chris Lesser, current visiting scholar and Geography alumni (PhD, Summer 2022) has written a fantastic research article entitled, "Another "education by stone": An archaeological case study in Brazil's environmental law,"...

Gray Brechin Narrates New Film, American: An Odyssey to 1947

October 20, 2022

Gray Brechin will be a narrator in the new film, American: An Odyssey to 1947. The film, directed by Danny Wu, features a collection of stories leading to the year 1947, most notably exploring the life and politics of Orson Welles. The film uses rare archival footage and innovative 3D modeling to immerse the audience in the era. American: An Odyssey to 1947 debuts October 20 at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Check out the trailer here!

Robert Symens-Bucher, Geography Undergrad, named Chancellor's Public Fellow

October 11, 2022

Robert Symens-Bucher

Robert Symens-Bucher, graduating senior in Geography, has been named the Chancellor's Public Fellow this semester. The fellowship recognizes his work in the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) partnership with Canticle Farm for students in...

New Book by Professor Jovan Scott Lewis - Violent Utopia: Dispossession and Black Restoration in Tulsa

October 18, 2022

Violent Utopia

In Violent Utopia, Jovan Scott Lewis retells the history and afterlife of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, from the post-Reconstruction migration of Black people to Oklahoma Indian Territory to contemporary efforts to rebuild Black prosperity. He focuses on how the massacre in Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood—colloquially known as Black Wall Street—curtailed the freedom built there. Rather than framing the massacre as...

Tatiana Butte, Geography Undergrad, Chosen to Attend COP 27 in Egypt

October 17, 2022
Tatiana Butte

We are excited to share that Tatiana Butte, Geography undergraduate and Public Policy minor, has been chosen to represent Cal as a student delegate at this year's COP 27 (UN’s international climate conference) in Egypt. This opportunity, provided by the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at UC Berkeley, will...

Gabe Eckhouse, Geography Alumni, Interviewed by NPR's Marketplace about Fracking’s Short-Cycle Revolution

August 15, 2022

Gabe Eckhouse

“On the one hand, we are not doing anything close to what is required for net-zero transition in terms of clean energy. But at the same time, for the kind of aging oil and gas production, we’re investing as if a renewable energy transition was happening.”

Gabe Eckhouse (Geography PhD, Summer 2022), discusses the political economy of...

Brittany Meché, Geography alum, discusses how climate change has become a security issue

August 30, 2022

Brittany Meché

Brittany Meché, recent Geography graduate (PhD, 2020) and current Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Williams College, was interviewed by Social Science Matrix about her forthcoming piece for New Geographies. In the interview, Meché discusses how anticipated climate refugees...

Remembering Sarah White, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow

July 29, 2022

It is with sadness that we write that Sarah White passed away last week from heart complications due to Covid. She is survived by her husband, Tristan, and her two young children, Helen and Martin.

Sarah was a UC President’s postdoctoral fellow in our department and had just completed her term this past June. She was a foremost scholar on the climate of the Pliocene, a dedicated educator, and a warm and generous colleague and friend to those that knew...