Our Colloquia Series presents engaging research from around the world. Guest presenters cover varied topics from all aspects of Geography. This page lists abstracts from past and future colloquia.

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Towards Earth Data Science for Everyone (or, how I stopped worrying about developing global models and learned to love the local)

Nov. 27, 2023

Elsa Culler Earth Data Science Instructor Earthlab and ESIIL CIRES University of Colorado Boulder Abstract In situ Earth Data are unevenly distributed around the world. How can we then develop tools — resource planning, hazard warnings systems, climate adaptation plans — that benefit people around the world? We’ll start off...

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A People’s Atlas of Nuclear Colorado: Infrastructure, Interface, Art/Policy Intersections

Oct. 27, 2023

Shiloh Krupar Associate Professor Culture & Politics Program Core Faculty Georgetown University Co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies and the Albert Smith Nuclear Age Fund at CU Boulder Abstract Operating in the tradition of the atlases and counter-maps developed by critical and activist scholars, A People’s Atlas of Nuclear...


Institutions and Individuals: Context and Conditions of Teaching Geography in the United States

Oct. 13, 2023

Rebecca Theobald Associate Research Professor Department of Geography and Environmental Studies University of Colorado Colorado Springs Editor, The Geography Teacher Oct 13, 2023 3:30 PM, GUGG 205 Abstract Who should come first in this discussion – institutions or individuals? In encouraging children from the earliest grades to explore the world,...

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At War with Women: Military Humanitarianism and Imperial Feminism in an Era of Permanent War

Sept. 29, 2023

Dr. Jennifer Greenburg Assistant Professor, International Relations University of Sheffield In Person Only (no Zoom): GUGG 205 Sep 29, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Abstract This talk will focus on the argument and findings of Jennifer Greenburg’s new book, At War with Women , which examines how the post-9/11...

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Changing Geographies Caused By Inherent Contradiction and Class Struggle

Sept. 22, 2023

Dr. Lionel D. Lyles GIS Analyst Cultural Geographer Social Scientist In Person Only (no Zoom): GUGG 205 Sep 22, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Abstract Historically, many research studies done in Geography, and other academic disciplines, have readily resorted to the use of various models and statistical formulas as...

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What lies beneath? Using sub-ice archives to assess Holocene ice sheet history in West Antarctica

April 21, 2023

Ryan Venturelli Assistant professor Geology and Geological Engineering Colorado School of Mines In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 21, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract Geological observations of past ice sheet behavior enable us to refine physical...

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Snow leopards and Tibetan herders: Pursuing harmonious coexistence in China's first national park

April 7, 2023

Gao Yufang​ PhD Candidate, Sociocultural Anthropology & School of the Environment Yale University In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 7, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract Livestock depredation by snow leopards and other large carnivores is a...

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AAG Preview Talks 2023

March 17, 2023

Xiaoling Chen PhD Candidate "Creating, Competing for, and Transforming Digital Spaces: Free Expression, Alternative Truths, and Civic Engagement Regarding Covid-19 Response in 2022" Gabby Subia-Smith PhD Candidate "How the Western Slope Won: The Production of Colorado's 3rd Congressional District" Huck Rees MA Student of Geography "Beaver dams as sites of...

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Narrating Nature, Decolonizing Conservation: Reflections with Maasai in East Africa

March 10, 2023

Mara Goldman Associate Professor, Geography Director, Environment & Society Program, IBS University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Mar 10, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract As the global community grapples with how to improve...

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Trends in wildfire extent, severity, and refugia in Western Forests 1986-2021: An analysis using the complete Landsat imagery archive

March 3, 2023

Rud Platt Professor, Environmental Studies Director, GIS lab Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania In Person: GUGG 205 Mar 3, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract In the western USA, fire frequency/extent have increased due to climate change, fire...