Climate protesters

Jill Harrison: Research Overview

Jill Harrison ’s research helps identify the cultural relations and political economic processes that disproportionately situate members of racially marginalized, Indigenous, and working-class communities in dangerous spaces and precarious conditions that contribute to inequalities in life opportunity, illness, and death. She also identifies ways the state, social movements, and other...

Mike Tran

Mike Tran: Participating in Multiple Research Projects

My name is Mike Tran and I am currently a senior double-majoring in Geography (General Track) and International Affairs. This semester I am studying Arabic abroad under the Boren Scholarship. I plan on returning in the spring to finish my last semester at CU. I started my time at CU...

Tents in mountains

Phurwa Gurung Awarded Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship

A high-altitude seasonal encampment for caterpillar fungus harvest in Dolpo, Nepal. Phurwa D Gurung , PhD Candidate in Geography, received the competitive Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC IDRF) funded by the Mellon Foundation. Phurwa was selected from a total of 870 applicants from graduate students at...

Jennifer Fluri

Message from the Chair Fall 2022

The fall began with an excitement and energy reminiscent of semesters prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Geography welcomed two new faculty members, Assistant Professor Melisa Diaz and Associate Professor Jill Harrison . Dr. Diaz’s research interests include Geochemistry and Biochemistry of the cryosphere and urban environments. She...

Fitz Roy Massif in Patagonia, Argentina

Tim Watts: Working for Maxar

A high off-nadir image of the Fitz Roy Massif in Patagonia, Argentina. Taken by World View 3. My Name is Tim Watts, I graduated in December of 2021 with a B.A. in Geography. I am half Coriscan (a French Island) and half American, from Colorado. My time at CU challenged...

Drown on the ground

Alex Posen: ESRI Solutions Engineer in Imagery and Remote Sensing

Alex Posen During my undergrad in the geography department, I found myself particularly drawn to the GIS and remote sensing classes. After I graduated in the spring of 2021 with a BA in Geography and the GIS concentration, I was eager to gain industry experience and continue to build upon...

Dust storm engulfing city

Fugitive Dust: data manage, everyday exceptionality, and the politics of inscrutability

Nov. 11, 2022

Katie Clifford Social Sciences Lead Western Water Assessment In Person: GUGG 205 Nov 11, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at ) Abstract Exploring the politics of environmental knowledge has been a longstanding project of geographers. Equally important work is understanding the...

Hemp plant

The Plant of Cannabis and Its Unintended Potential for Performance

Nov. 4, 2022

Graham Hill Founder/CEO CHAMP Enterprises In Person: GUGG 205 Nov 4, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Zoom login required (free account available at ) Abstract I will begin my talk by providing some basic information about the Cannabis “Hemp” Plant and the history of this multi-faceted plant...

Na'ama Bay, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Emily Yeh & Emma Loizeaux to attend world’s largest climate conference

Nov. 3, 2022

Starting Nov. 6, representatives from 197 countries and hundreds of activists, scientists and industry representatives will gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. This year’s event, known as COP27 (27th annual Conference of Parties), marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the U.N...

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Making JEDI Work: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at CU

Oct. 28, 2022

Jennifer Ho Director, Center for Humanities & the Arts Eaton Professor of Humanities and the Arts Professor, Ethnic Studies University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Oct 28, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Zoom login required (free account available at ) Bio The daughter of a...