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UK Honors the 2018-2019 University Research Professors

By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis

Left to right: Herman Daniel Farrell III, David Van Sanford, Mark Williams, Rick Honaker, Brian Noehren, Heide Gluesing-Luerssen, Heather Bush, Matthew Zook, Jennifer Wilhelm, Sharon Walsh, Nancy Grant Harrington, Richard Ausness.

Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Invited Speaker

The Brick Wall You Cannot See - On the Limits of Knowing for Anti-Racist Futures
The often unstated presumption of scholarship that seeks to advance decolonial, environmentally just and anti-racist projects is that new knowledge ought to be generated in order to contribute to those projects.  In this talk, I question that presumption.  I engage Kristie Dotson’s work on “epistemic back grounding,” and Katherine McKittrick’s piece “Mathematics Black Life” to argue that 
how we go about knowing is as important for anti-racist futures as what we ultimately know. Informed by 10 years of collaborations with community-based organizations and social movements, I argue for a processual conception of anti-racist and decolonial knowledges that are attentive to the social relations engendered by acts of knowing and conclude that we ought not seek to know revolutionary and anti-racist things, but rather know in anti-racist and revolutionary ways.

Kate Derickson runs the Minnesota Praxis Lab and is the co-director of the CREATE project, funded by the University of Minnesota's Grand Challenges initiative to develop environmental research with communities. Her work has appeared in a range of journals, including Society & Space, The Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Progress in Human Geography, and Urban Studies. She is an editor of the journal Society and Space, an Associate at the U of MN's Institute on the Environment and a 2015 - 2017 McKnight Land-Grant Professor.

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Woodward Hall, Room 307, Gatton Building

A&S Students Among 2018 Gaines Center Scholars

By Stephanie Swarts

Geography Alumna Receives National Youth Warriors Against Poverty Award

By Tatyanna Pruitt

Laura Greenfield, a UK College of Arts & Science geography alumna, was recently awarded the Sargent Shiver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award by the Marguerite Casey Foundation. The award is presented to recognize and honor the vision, passion, and dedication of young people on improving the lives of families and communities.

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