“Austerity Professionals and Shadow Citizens in Europe”.
“Enforcing Equality: Court Rulings, Indigenous Women, and Political Participation in Oaxaca, Mexico”.
“Performing Building Cycles: How Real Estate Actors Turn Construction Booms into Bubbles”.
“Practical Panarchy: Assessing Adaptive Capacity of Regional Water Systems in the United States to Changing Climate” (Co-Sponsored by the Environment and Sustainability Studies Program and the Natural Resources and Environmental Science Program).
"Political Violence and Political Justice: A Critique of Criminal Justice as Accountability".
"Environmental Change as Uneven Development: Land Use and the Struggle Over Narrative in Morocco's Saharan Periphery".
UK's Deparment of Geography Alumni Lecture.
Held Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25 in Whitehall Classroom Building.
Detailed schedule found here: https://geography.as.uky.edu/critmini-2015
"A 'Geographic Cure' : Alcohol History and the Digital Humanities".
Please join us for Kendra McSweeney’s Geography Colloquium Series presentation titled “Grounding Traffic: How the Cocaine Commodity Chain Transforms Spaces of Transit”on Friday, November 6th at 4PM in 204 White Hall Classroom Building.
Abstract: Illicit commodity flows are emerging from the shadows—increasingly recognized as a key part of neoliberal economic geographies. While sites of illicit commodity production and consumption gain greater attention, sites of transit—so crucial to the functioning of illicit trade networks—remain largely unexplored. In this presentation, I unpack the functioning of a single rural transshipment node in the global cocaine trade, tracing the ways in which cocaine transit embeds in the social and ecological worlds of eastern Honduras’ Moskitia region. Drawing from long-term research with communities there, I distinguish between ‘background’ agrarian dynamics and those directly related to the region’s rise as a trafficking hub post ca. 2006. I show how narco-rents are captured and laundered, and by whom, and review the implications of the study for scholarship on ‘land grabbing’ and the development of rural peripheries in general.
Kendra McSweeney is a Professor in the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University. She studies human-environmental relationships with interests in cultural ecology, conservation and development, demography, and land use/cover change. Her research on forests and livelihoods, smallholder responses to rapid environmental change, and indigenous population dynamics all share a broad theme of examining how people who live within extremely dynamic landscapes respond to, and shape, environmental change (discursively, economically, or indirectly through demographic behaviors), and how a better understanding of these processes can inform rural development and conservation policy.
"Urban Policies on the Move".
“Distinguishing Between Climatic and Tectonic Influences on Topography: Best Practices and Application to the Northern Bolivian Andes”.
This event has been canceled Friday, January 22nd due to weather forecast. Rescheduled date and time is TBD.
"American Panorama: A New Atlas of American History"
"Architecture and Conflict"
Violence and the Human Condition Program Speaker (sponsored by The Gaines Center for the Humanities): Malkit Shoshan, Founder of FAST (Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory) and Curator of the Dutch Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
"More than Data: It's What You Do With It"
Sarah Williams (Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Urban Planning and Director of the Civic Data Design Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Arun Saldanha (Geography Graduate Student Union, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota).
Earth Surface Systems Program (Departments of Geography and Earth and Environmental Science) Colloquium, Annette Summers Engel, Jones Associate Professor of Aqueous Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee
"Finding the Plus in New Maps Plus"
Mitch Snider, “Moving Encounters: Latinos about Town in East Boston, MA”, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
Carrie Mott, “Landscapes of Solidarity: social justice activism in the US/Mexico borderlands”, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
44th Annual Ellen Semple Churchill Event, Jennifer Hyndman, Professor in the Departments of Social Science and Geography and Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University