Talks announced for Fall colloquia for 2015!

Talks announced for Autumn 2015 Colloquia! 10/9/15 Colloquium presentation at 3:30 pm, Smith 304 “Unmaking the Bomb: Waste, Health, and the Politics of Impossibility.” Shannon Cram (PhD, UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Bothell, where she teaches classes in Science, Technology and Society. A Geographer by training, she is interested in complex relationships between nature, power and the body. 10/23/2015 Brownbag at 12 pm, Smith 411 Colloquium Presentation at 3:30 pm, Smith 304 Natalie Oswin (PhD, University of British Columbia) studies the geographies of sexuality, drawing on queer and postcolonial theories to understand the workings of heteronormativity in various sites. Dr. Oswin has conducted field research in Singapore and South Africa and engaged in conceptual work on the notion of queer geographies, the sexual politics of global urbanism, and the politics of mobility in global cities. 11/6/2015 Colloquium presentation at 3:30 pm, Smith 304 Jonneke Koomen (PhD, University of Minnesota) is Associate Professor of Politics and contributing faculty member in International Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Willamette University. Dr. Koomen has conducted field research on transnational women’s rights campaigns and grassroots activism in East Africa and the politics of witness testimony at the International Criminal Court. 12/4/2015 Colloquium presentation at 3:30 pm, Smith 304 Jim Thatcher (PhD, Clark University) is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at UW Tacoma. Dr. Thatcher researches how geospatial technologies are changing people’s daily lives, and their interactions in the cities where they live. He was recently awarded a CyberGIS fellowship from the National Science Foundation to develop a new program in geospatial technologies.

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