Grad Students Attend 8th Annual Critical Geographies Conference


This past November the Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA held the Eighth Annual Critical Geographies Conference, a regional conference which encourages collaboration and sharing between geographers in the region. Thanks to the generous funding provided by the Friends of Geography Fund, 11 of our department's grad students were able to attend and present at the conference. In total the conference offered 29 presentations spread out over 4 sessions, including a Keynote Address by Dr. Paul Kingsbury and a concluding poem by Dr. Tim Cresswell. All of our grads say it was a fantastic event! See what they talked about in their papers below:

Maggie Wilson
The Concept of Landscape in Historical Context and Contemporary Use: A 'Way of Seeing' the Public Status and Political Dynamics of In-Home Care

Annie Crane
Digital Care? Exploring trans-masculine care in YouTube

Key MacFarlane
From the Academy to the Workplace: The Reappropriation of Radical Concepts for Capital Accumulation

William McKeithen and Skye Naslund
Parasitic Biocapital: Digesting the Nonhuman Ontologies of Biocapital

Yanning Wei
Placing Politics of Space in Poverty Research: Rural to Urban Migrant Workers and Hukou in China

Austin Crane
Development, security, and bordering: the uneven geography of migration management in Ukraine

Emma Slager
Representing Ruins: Tourism in Detroit

Meredith Krueger
Race and labor in the Ohio dairy industry

Jenniger Porter
Anti-violence activism and (re)placing responsibility through public art

Kidan Araya
The impact of nutritionally fortified food on the food and landscape for the treatment of malnutrition in developing countries