University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography


Guest Speaker Events in Geography from Spring 2007 to present

Spring 2015 March 25, 2015 -- Evan Oswald, Postdoctoral Fellow, UVM Department of Geography,Ph.D. University of Michigan Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Department. "The Climate System: Overview, Dilemma, and Regional Issues." The event will take place in Lafayette 108 at 3:00-3:50PM.
Fall 2014

October 9, 2014 -- Roderick A. Ferguson, Professor, African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Critical Ethnic Studies and the Disruption of Administrative Orders." The event will take place in Billings Marsh Lounge, Billings at 6:00pm. Reception at 5:15pm in Billings Apse.

October 16, 2014 -- J. Miguel Kanai, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Miami. "Queering Tango, Reclaiming the City: Struggling with Creative Entrepreneurialism in Buenos Aires." The event is part of "The Hispanic Forum" held in John Jewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd Floor at 10:15-11:30am.

Spring 2014

February 24, 2014 --Matt Wilson, PhD, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky. "New Lines: A Social History of GIS." The event will take place in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd Floor at 9:30-10:30am. Reception to follow in JDL.

April 4, 2014 -- Natalie Koch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. "Spectacle and the City: The geopolitics of bread and circuses in Central Asia." The event will take place in 103 Rowell at 11:45-12:35.

Fall 2013

October 8, 2013 --LaToya Eaves, University of Connecticut, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Socio-cultural Studies, Florida Internationa University. "Fertile Ground: Landscapes of Race and Desire." The event will take place in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd Floor at 4:00-5:30pm

October 24, 2013 -- Dr. Elizabeth Dowling Root, University of Colorado at Boulder, Institute of Behavioral Science & Department of Geography. "After John Snow: New Frontiers in medical Geography." The event will take place in Billings Lecture Hall at 5:30pm.

November 14, 2013 -- Dr. Connie A. Woodhouse, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona. Dan and Carole Burack, President's Distinguished Lecture Series. "Lessons from the Past: Tree Rings, Drought and Water Resources." The event will take place at the Livak Ballroom, Davis Center at 4:00-5:00pm. Reception to follow.

Spring 2013

March 21-22, 2013 -- Prof. Natalie Oswin, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. "Queer time in global city Singapore: neoliberal futures and the freedom to love." The event will take place in Fleming 101 at 11:45-12:35.

April 18, 2013 -- John Isaac, former Head Photographer for the United Nations. Arts Initiative Visiting Artist Series. The event will take place in Living/Learning Center, Fireplace Lounge at 5:30pm. Reception to follow.

Fall 2012

September 13, 2012 -- Dr. James DeFilippis (UVM '93) Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. "Immigration and Community Development in New York City." The event will take place in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd Floor at 1:00-2:30pm.

September 22, 2012 -- The Face of Change in the Arctic. Topics: Militarization and sovereignty of the Arctic; The Scramble for Resources; Adaptation to Climate Change; Inuit Knowledge and a Shifting Environment; Indigenous Participation in Climate Negotiations; Everyday Impacts on Health and Food Security. Film Screenings: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change; The Blinding Sea (Q&A with director George Tombs). The event will take place in Lafayette 207 and Anex202 at 8:30am to 4:30pm.

September 24, 2012 -- Dr. Linda O. Mearns, Director of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "Climate Scenarios from Regional Climate Models." The event will take place in Wateman 427 at 4:00-6:00pm.

November 6, 2012 -- Dr. Christopher S. Clarke, Consultant, Osprey Foundation. "A Personal Perspective on Water, Cross-Boundary Cooperation and Occupation in the West Bank." The event will take place in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd Floor at 10:30am-12:00pm.


Spring 2012

January 27, 2012 -- Dr. Thomas Huntington, Research Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, "Hydrologic Indicators of Climate Change in New England." The event will take place in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd Floor at 9:30-10:30am.

March 22, 2012 -- Dr. Robert Lent, Director, USGS Marine Water Science Center, "Development of a New England Hydrologic Climate-Response Network for Resource Assessments." The event will take place in Billings North Lounge at 9:30-11:00am.

April 16, 2012 -- Dr. Stuart White, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geography, UVM. Lived 35 years in the Andes. He raises alpacas and works in wild habitat conservation in Ecuador. Brown Bag seminar: "Lost City, Virgin Site." Old Mill Room 219 at 12:30-1:30pm.

Fall 2011

September 19, 2011 -- Cary Karakas, Assistant Professor of Geography at the City University of New York-Staten Island and co-creator of the archive project. "Dark Spaces on the Map: The Role of Cartography in the Destruction of Urban Japan during World War II." Lafayette Room 207 at 4:00pm

September 27, 2011 -- Vaishali Patil, India's grassroots movement to stop the world's largest nuclear power plant from becoming a reality. "The People vs. Nuclear Power. The event will take place in Lafayette 207 at 4:00-5:30pm.

October 14, 2011 -- Jonnell A. Robinson, Syracuse Community Geographer, Syracuse University, "Points, Lines and People: Plotting a Course for Community Geography." John Dewey Lounge at 12:00-1:30pm.

Spring 2011

February 2, 2011 -- Stuart White, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geography, UVM. Lived 35 years in the Andes. He raises alpacas and works in wild habitat conservation in Ecuador. "Paramo as Hunter-Gatherer Landscape."

February 9, 2011-- due to the snow storm on February 2, Stuart White will give his lecture on the "Paramo as Hunter-Gatherer Landscape" again on February 9 from 1:00-2:00 in the Geography Seminar room, Old Mill 219.

March 15, 2011 -- Meghan Cope, Professor, Department of Geography, UVM. Full Professor Lecture Series 2010-2011. "Mapping the Everyday: Geographies of Power and Marginality in Urban Contexts." Memorial Lounge, Waterman at 5:00pm.

March 23, 2011 -- Matthew Mitchelson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College. - "Prisons and Cities: Mapping the 'Other' Gated City." John Dewey Lounge, 12:00-1:00pm.

March 25, 2011 -- Denver Nixon, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario - "Through the Windshield: Transportation Practices and Dis/Embodied Landscapes." Billings North Lounge, 10:40-11:40am.

April 20, 2011 -- Michael Batty, Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London and Director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). "Visualising Cities Through Models, Maps and Machines." John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 3rd floor, 10:00-11:30am.

Fall 2010


September 2, 2010 – Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director: Eastern Region – “Climate Science.” (Hosted by Dr. Dupigny-Giroux)

September 23, 2010 – Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University – Burack President’s Distinguished Lecture Series – “Universalism and Cosmopolitanism: A Voyage Through Asia.”

November 6, 2010 – Traci Warkentin, Department of Geography, Hunter College, CUNY – “Examining Places Where Humans Meet Whales.”

Spring 2010


March 19, 2010 – Jason Shafer, Lyndon State College, Director, Vermont Institute of Applied Meteorology – Synoptic and Mesoscale Characteristics of Major Winter Storms.”

March 26, 2010 – Angela Davis, University of California-Santa Cruz – The Blackboard Jungle 3, Multicultural learning Across the Disciplines: A Mosaic of Perspectives.”


Fall 2009


September 19 and 20, 2009 – Gustavo Esteva: Author, activist and founder of Universidad de la Tierra, Oaxaca, Mexico and Michael Sacco, founder of Chocosol Traders in Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Canada - “Beyond the Crisis: An Open Space Forum .”

October 22, 2009 – Stephen Walt, Harvard University – “The Israel Lobby and the Prospects for Middle East Peace.”

October 27, 2009 – Yung Chang, Film Director – “Up the Yangtze.” (film)

November 6, 2009 – Border Conference: Keynote speaker Dr. Alison Mountz, Lyon Mackenzie King Fellow at Harvard University – “Settlement, Security and Social Justice: Immigrants and Refugees in US-Canada Border Regions.”

December 1, 2009 – Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University – Globilazing Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: A Collaborative Lecture.”

Spring 2009


January 27, 2009 – Matthew Himley, Syracuse University – Mines and Communities in Andean Peru: Labor Conflict in an Age of Corporate Social Responsibility.”

February 27, 2009 – Marlon Bailey, Indiana University – “Engendering Space; Black Queer Performance and ballroom Culture in Detroit.”

March 30, 2009 – Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Divine Wind: The history of science of hurricanes.” (Burack President’s Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by Geography).

April 3, 2009 – Gareth Hoskins, University of Aberystwyth, Wales – “On Arrival: performing landscapes of memory and migration.”

April 7, 2009 – Marla Emery, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station – “Bodies in Place, Place in Bodies: Human Health, Wellbeing, and Non-timber Forest products.”

April 28, 2009 – Walter Poleman, University of Vermont – Place: A UVM Community Outreach Program Celebrating Geography at the Local level.”


Fall 2008


November 17, 2008 – Ananya Roy, Urban Studies Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley – “Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Frontiers of Millenial Development.”

Spring 2008


January 28, 2008 – Ken Bauer, University of Vermont – “Common Property and Power: Land Use History and Resource Availability Among Pastoralists in Tibet (1884-2004).”

March 18, 2008 – Sharlene Mollett, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire – “Concealed Displacement: Race and Property Rights on the Honduran North Coast.”

March 26, 2008 – Carolyn Finney – Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley – “What’s race got to do with it? Climate Change, Privilege and Consciousness.”

March 27, 2008 – Nancy Marie Brown, Pennsylvania State University, Vermont Author – “Voyages of a Viking Woman: Exploring the World a Thousand Years Ago.”

April 10, 2008 – Charles Luce, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station – “Rural Roads and Water: What do we know? What do we need to know?”

Fall 2007


October 11, 2007 – Nilda Medina and Robert Rabin (Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques, Puerto Rico) – “Militarization, Contamination and Community Activism: The Struggle on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.”

October 15, 2007 – Rashad Shabazz, University of California, Santa Cruz – “Carceral Geographies and Black Men: Projects, Mining Camps, and the emergence of Carceral Masculinity.”

October 31, 2007 – Rateb Abu Rhma (lecturer at Al-Quds Open University, Palestine) and Kobi Sniz (lecturer at Bar Ilan University, Israel) – “Non-Violent Struggle Against the Wall and the Settlements.”

November 29, 2007 – Beverley Mullings (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada) – “Diaspora Strategies, Skilled Migrants and Shifting landscapes of Power in Jamaica.”

December 3,2007 – Ken Bauer, University of Vermont – “Common Property and Power: Land Use History and Resource Availability Among Pastoralists in Tibet (1884-2004).”

Spring 2007


February 9, 2007 – Colin Flint, University of Illinois-Champaign – “Militarism, Mobilization, and Morality: The Korean War and the construction of the Cold War CitizenSoldier.”

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