Announcements

Cristina Villalobos, GEOG Alumni Spring 2022, Heads to NASA

August 17, 2022

Cristina Villalobos, recent Geography B.A. graduate (Spring 2022), has been offered an in-person position in Alabama working with NASA's DEVELOP program. During the course of her 10 week internship, she will apply NASA earth observations to the project, named "Mesoamerica Ecological Forecasting: Assessing land cover change and habitat connectivity to inform management planning for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor." The project is very heavily focused on spatial data. Please join me in congratulating Cristina!

Professor Brandi Summers Chosen for the 2022 American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award

June 1, 2022

The ‘AC Teaching Award’ is intended to recognize individual faculty members’ exemplary teaching in the American Cultures curriculum. Instructors are recognized for their inspiring and sustained commitment to creating a learning space able to hold the multiple challenges and opportunities that teaching AC content requires. Great creativity, ingenuity, and courage are required to meet this rich environment, providing inspiration and guidance for colleagues across the campus.

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Professor Jovan Scott Lewis Talks To BR About Historic Tulsa & Reparations

October 5, 2021

Professor Jovan Scott Lewis Talks To BR About Historic Tulsa & Reparations

Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis, Chair and Associate Prof. of Geography at UC Berkeley, is a member of Gov. Newsom's Task Force on Reparations. Since 2014, Dr. Lewis has been researching Tulsa, Oklahoma and the history of Greenwood. In Part One of his interview with BR's Jan Mabry, he connects his research on historic Tulsa to current events. In Part Two, he makes the case for reparations and talks about the challenges would blacks face in a post-reparation society.

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Graduate student Meredith Palmer publishes new article in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, entitled "Rendering settler sovereign landscapes: Race and property in the Empire State"

May 18, 2020

Graduate student Meredith Palmer's article, Rendering Settler Sovereign Landscapes: Race and Property in the Empire State, is now published online in the journal Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

Rendering settler sovereign landscapes: Race and property in the Empire State

This article examines the politics of race, indigeneity, and landscape in US American enactments of property. Its substance is the homelands of the Haudenosaunee, now territorialized as...

Geography alum Adam Romero (PhD 2015) publishes Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture

January 31, 2022

Geography Alum Adam Romero (PhD 2015) publishes Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture

Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture
by Adam M. Romero (Author)
November 2021
First Edition

The toxicity of pesticides to the environment and humans is often framed as an unfortunate effect of their benefits to agricultural production. In Economic Poisoning, Adam M. Romero upends...

Faculty member Desiree Fields publishes Tech and finance firms buying up homes doesn’t bode well for everyone else

January 4, 2022

Faculty member Desiree Fields publishes Tech and finance firms buying up homes doesn’t bode well for everyone else in The Washington Post

Desiree Fields writes on the proliferation of corporate real estate iBuying, or instant buying, and its impacts on renters, hopeful homeowners, and residential communities.

Tech and finance firms buying up homes doesn’t bode well for everyone else
Zillow shut down its iBuying program, but other corporate...

Graduate student Caroline Tracey publishes How to Deport a Virus

August 2, 2020

Graduate student Caroline Tracey publishes How to Deport a Virus in n+1 magazine.

How to Deport a Virus

A nationalist strategy cannot be a public health strategy

https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/how-to-deport-a-virus/