Graduate Students

Sherine Ebadi, PhD candidate, discusses war, diaspora, bureaucracy on the Social Science Matrix podcast

October 16, 2023

Sherine Ebadi

PhD Candidate in Geography Sherine Ebadi is featured on the Social Science Matrix podcast and discusses her research on Special Immigrant Visas and the Afghan diaspora. Ebadi's work explores immigration bureaucracy in times of conflict and humanitarian crises, and engages with the role of labor in precipitating refugee...

Keith Brower Brown

I study the politics of climate crisis, construction labor, and migrant & environmental justice movements; focusing on California and Brazil; developing on theories of social reproduction, hegemony, racial capitalism, and political ecology.

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...

Brittany Young, Geography PhD Candidate, Speaks with KQED Forum

August 30, 2022
Brittany Young

“We are caught in a bionic-hand arms race. It’s time to ask who prostheses are really for, and what we hope they will actually accomplish.”

KQED Forum invited Brittany Young, Geography PhD Candidate, to speak about how the prosthetics industry's focus on high-tech limbs impacts the disabled folks it’s meant to help....