Jennifer Fluri

Message from the Chair Fall 2023

This fall, we welcomed Jessica Finlay to the Department. Dr. Finlay, featured in this newsletter, is an Assistant Professor examining health geographies, neighborhoods, aging, and well-being. We also welcomed Sean Dunn as the Department’s new program administrator. Sean has quickly become an integral and valuable member of the Geography Department...

Jennifer Fluri

Message from the Chair Spring 2023

April 20, 2023

This semester we welcomed two new faculty to the Department of Geography, Taneesha Mohan as a Teaching Assistant Professor, and Keith Musselman as an Assistant Professor. Our students and faculty also received various grants, awards, and accolades. PhD student, Tsering Lhamo , received a Fulbright Fellowship and the Summer Foreign...


Geography's Global Seminar in Prague, Maymester 2023

Sept. 23, 2022

Czech out Geography's Global Seminar in Prague, Maymester 2023 Highlights Live and study in the Czech Republic during Maymester Explore history and geography in the historic city of Prague Deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms Travel...

Jennifer Fluri

Jennifer Fluri: Message from the Chair, Spring 2022

April 25, 2022

The spring semester began with in-person classes and masks on. This eventually transitioned to masks optional, and we ended the semester with our first in-person graduation since 2019. The Geography Department’s graduation celebration included students from previous years along with the 2022 graduating class. It was wonderful to see students...

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Jennifer Fluri TED Talk: Women's rights in Afghanistan: what worked, what didn't, and why

As the last American troops left Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban, a regime that the U.S spent 20 years and billions of dollars fighting, returned to power. Women’s rights activists and legislators fled the country in fear for their lives. The Taliban banned girls from attending high school &...

Jennifer L. Fluri

Message from the Chair: Jennifer Fluri

We returned to campus this fall for in-person classes. Mask and vaccine requirements helped to ensure more in-person interactions, while our faculty, staff, and students continue to face challenges associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire Geography Department for their ongoing...

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Jennifer Fluri: Reflections on Gender and Development in Afghanistan 2001-2021

Afghanistan garnered a significant share of media attention when the Taliban took control of the capital city, Kabul. This attention continued during the subsequent chaotic and disorganized US-led evacuation of American citizens and some but not all Afghan allies. As someone who has been researching gender, economic development, conflict, and...

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2019 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 Editors' Comments, pg 3 Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor, pgs 4-5 The Boulder Affordable Housing...

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Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar!

Sept. 12, 2019

You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic, deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms, and travel in and outside or Prague and engage in various experiential learning activities and observations. This course,...

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Jennifer Fluri gathered evidence from war-torn (and joke-riddled) Afghanistan

April 29, 2019

“You can't laugh and be afraid at the same time. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid,” Stephen Colbert, TV talk show host It was July 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan, where tensions between locals and international armed forces were rising beyond a simmer, hovering in the hot air...