September 30: Spaces of Solidarity in the US/Mexico Borderlands. Carrie Mott, Department of Geography, Rutgers University
October 14: Small Holders and Upgrading: The Unintended Consequences of Certification on Cocoa Producers in Ecuador. Ximena Rueda Fajardo, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota,Colombia
October 26: Spatial Precepts for Postcolonial Studies, Ato Quayson, University of Toronto. 12-2pm, Murray Hall, College Ave (RSVP required)
November 11: Fair Rebels? Fair trade coffee production and the challenges of making liveable worlds. Lindsay Naylor, University of Delaware
December 2: Climate Change and People Change: Dancing the Dialectic in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Paul O’Keefe, Department of Geography, Rutgers University
February 5: New Species of Environmental Politics: Taking Sides with Salmon in Coastal Alaska., Karen Hebert, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
February 12: Where in the World is Big History in University General Education? Integrating BH
into introductory geography courses, a powerful mashup. John Hasse, Department of Geography,
February 19: Hot Spotter's Report: Military Landscapes and Figures of Green War. Shiloh Krupar, Georgetown University
February 26: Rethinking Techno-Politics: Material Mediations of Life After Apartheid. Antina von
Schnitzler, Graduate Program of International Affairs, The New School. Co-sponsor: Centers for
Global Advancement and International Affairs, Part of Biennial Theme Global Urbanism
April 15: Cradle of the Creative Class: Reinventing the figure of the scientist in Cold-War-era
Pittsburgh. Patrick Vitale, the Draper Program, New York University.
Co-sponsor: Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Part of Biennial Theme
September 25: The role of transportation in economic upward mobility, Mike Smart, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. Co-sponsor: Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Part of Biennial Theme Global Urbanism
October 16: The Privatization and the US Housing Finance System and the Future of Community Development, Kathe Newman, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, Inaugural Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) speaker (Introduction by H. Olsen).
October 30: Rethinking Displacement in Peri-Urban Transformation in China, Mi Shih, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, Co-sponsor: Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Part of Biennial Theme Global Urbanism
December 4: Toward Continuous Understanding of Terrestrial Water Storage in the Anthropocene. Jida Wang, Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Co-sponsor: Rutgers Climate Institute
Ryan Orgera. Legislative Representative for the Coastal States Organization in Washington, DC. Social sciences rep. on the Marine Protected Area Federal Advisory Committee.
“Ocean-space as Wilderness: A Geopolitical History of American Preservation”
Co-sponsored by Climate Change Institution
Robert Lake. Professor, Bloustein School and Geography Graduate Faculty.
“Lovers and Knowers, Athens and Jerusalem: On Not Degenerating Into a Research Inquiry".
Juanita Sundberg, University of British Columbia
"STATE OF EXCEPTION &
The Imeperial Way of Life in the United State-Mexico Borderlands"
Sponsored by GGP.
Scott Stephenson, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
“Scenarios of 21st-century human access in a warming Arctic”.
David Hughes, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
"Seeing like an oil producer: abundance, carbon emissions, and graphic display".
Paul Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Delaware
"The Money Value of a Man: Healthy Bodies through Economics".
(Co-sponsor with GAIA)
Rosemary Collard, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, University of Concordia.
Talk title: "Noah's Ark" on the auction block: lively commodities in exchange"
James Kendra, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Director of Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware.
Talk title: Towards a research and policy agenda for confronting persistent hazards.
Co-sponsored by Geography Graduate Project (GGP)
Wendy Wolford, Professor and Director for Economic Development, Department of Sociology. Cornell University.
"From Mosquitoes to Marx: The Changing Dynamics of State and Social Movements in Rural Brazil".
(Co-sponsored with Center for Latin American Studies)
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
All talks are 3:00 to 4:00pm · Room B-115, Lucy Stone Hall · Livingston
(unless otherwise noted)
School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
“Expectations of Obsolescence and the Adaptive Capacity of Irrigated Agriculture in Central Arizona”
(Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Climate Institute)
Department of Geography, Ohio State University
Title: "Climate Leviathan and the politics of the Anthropocene"
February 14 @ 3:30
Talk organized by the Graduate Geographers Project.
Carlos Garcia Quijano
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
The University of Rhode Island
"Quality of Life, Well-being and Rural Coastal Livelihoods in Puerto Rico"
Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of Witwatersrand
"Apartheid Remains: Historical and Material Remains of 20th Century Segregation and Struggle in Durban"
(Jointly hosted with the South Asian Studies Program)
March 24 (Monday, 4:30pm, Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue)
Department of Geography, McGill University
"Adapting to the effects of climate change on Inuit health"
(Co-sponsored by GAIA Centers)
Julie Silva Department of Geographical Science • University of Maryland Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes: Capabilities and Conservation-based Development in Southern Africa September 13
Nikhil Anand Department of Geography, Environment and Society • University of Minnesota Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies • Princeton University ScareCities: The Infrapolitics of Water in Mumbai
October 1 (Tuesday • 4:00pm, Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue)
Abigail Neely Department of Geography, Environment and Society • University of Minnesota Fellow, Agrarian Studies Program • Yale University Internal Ecologies and Local Biologies in the time of HIV/AIDS: A Political Ecology of Tuberculosis and the Body October 25
Kenneth Young Department of Geography and the Environment • University of Texas Sustainability trade-offs in the Andes and Amazon of Peru November 22
Anna Zalik Department of Environmental Studies• York University, Toronto "So far from God and so close to the United States": Mexico's Offshore 75 years after the Expropriation
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
All talks are 3:00 to 4:00pm · Room B-115, Lucy Stone Hall · Livingston
From Client to Citizen: the Role of Technology in Changing Social Relations in Northeast Brazil
Donald Nelson· Department of Anthropology · University of Georgia
On the Role of Cooperative Labour in Peasant Agriculture: An empirical study from the Peruvian Amazon
Oliver Coomes · Department of Geography · McGill University
November 2 - Pamela McElwee | RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 5
Mapping Alternative Geographies of Poverty: Power an Knowledge
Lakshman Yapa · Department of Geography · PennState University
Tool-power: The political life of water infrastructure in Tijuana
Katharine Meehan · Department of Geography · University of Oregon
On Becoming and Being a Radical Geographer in America
Don Mitchell· Department of Geography · Syracuse University (Room TBA)
Productive bacteria: knowledge/practice and Buruli ulcer in central Ghana
Heidi Hausermann · Department of Human Ecology · Rutgers University
Payments for Ecosystem Services in Vietnam: Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Market Approaches to Forest Conservation
Pamela McElwee · Department of Human Ecology · Rutgers University
Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and extreme precipitation events in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River Valley
Allan Frei · Department of Geography · Hunter College—CUNY
Seminars and Events - 2011 Fall
16 SEP| 2:00-4:00PM | Lucy Stone Hall, Room B117, LC
Hurricane Irene: Storm Planning, Impact and Aftermath in New Jersey
David Robinson | Department of Geography, Rutgers
James Mitchell | Department of Geography, Rutgers
30 SEP – 1 OCT | Justice Symposium at Penn State University
10 OCT | 1:40-3:00PM | Lucy Stone Hall, Room B266, LC
Understanding Current Employment Statistics Data
Brian Davidson| US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Abstract: The Current Employment Statistics program provides the most recent information about the US labor force.
Every month we hear a new story about the employment situation within the country, but now you will learn how to
access and understand it for yourself.
10 NOV | 5PM (Reception at 4:15PM) | Lucy Stone Hall, Room B266, LC
Integrating Geographical Information System Technology with Qualitative Research and critical social theory
Mei-Po Kwan Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences | Ohio State University| FLYER (pdf file)
2 DEC | 3PM (Reception to follow) | Lucy Stone Hall, RM B115, LC
Mapping the real informal economy: global circuits of electronic waste (e-waste) in the Millennium City of Accra, Ghana
Richard Grant Professor and Director of Urban Studies, Department of Geography and Regional Studies | University of Miami
Seminars and Events - 2011 Spring
27 JAN | 3PM (Reception to follow) | Lucy Stone Hall, RM B115, LC
New Remote Sensing Technologies for Monitoring Surface Water Resources
Douglas Alsdorf Associate Professor | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Ohio State University
10 FEB | 3PM (Reception to follow) | Lucy Stone Hall, RM B115, LC
Predicting plant invasions under a changing climate
Bethany Bradley Assistant Professor | University of Massachusetts
24-28 FEB | AAG meeting in New York
29 FEB | 12PM | Lucy Stone Hall, RM B120, LC
Towards hybrid collective action research
Ann Hill Ph.D Candidate Crawford School of Economics and Government | Australian National University
(Audience members are welcome to bring and eat their lunch during the talk)
23 MAR | 3PM (Reception to follow) | Lucy Stone Hall, RM B115, LC
Circuits of Whiteness: Transnational Practices in Contemporary South Africa
Max Andrucki PhD, lecturer at Department of Geography | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
27 APR | 3PM (Reception to follow) | Lucy Stone Hall, RM B115, LC
Civic Environmental Stewardship as a Form of Governance in New York City
Erika Svendsen | Ph.D | Forest Service Northern Research Station