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.

Mosaic of Africa

Climate change, social capital, and sustainable livelihoods in conservation landscapes

Nov. 5, 2021

Karen Bailey Assistant Professor Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder Nov 5, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract Dr. Bailey will discuss her ongoing work to understand human-environment interactions for the intersecting goals of well-being of vulnerable populations, equity, and conservation. She will share findings from...

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Climate Change, Food Security, Conflict and Cooperation: Results from a 2019-2021 Panel Survey in Isiolo, Northern Kenya

Oct. 29, 2021

John O'Loughlin Professor, Department of Geography University of Colorado Boulder Sarah Posner PhD Student of Geography University of Colorado Boulder October 29, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Abstract: The extent of climate change effects on the potential for violence is uncertain. Research has focused on poor countries, especially in Sub-Saharan...

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Spaces of Extraction, Proximities, and Complicities: Indians and Canadian Settler Colonialism

Oct. 22, 2021

Nishant Upadhyay Assistant Professor Department of Ethnic Studies University of Colorado Boulder October 22, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/97938089965 Abstract: This talk explores Indigenous and Indian diasporic relations that exist within and across the afterlives of imperialism in what is known as Canada and theorizes...

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From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government

Oct. 1, 2021

Professor Jill Harrison Associate Professor of Sociology University of Colorado Boulder Oct 1, 2021 GUGG 6, 3:30 PM Abstract: In this presentation, Harrison will present key findings from her book, From the Inside Out, whichlifts the veil on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental regulatory agencies to offer...

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Pedagogies of Solidarity: Anti-colonial possibilities

Sept. 24, 2021

Dr. Juanita Sundberg Associate Professor of Geography University of British Columbia, Vancouver Sep 24, 3:30 PM GUGG 205 or Join Zoom Meeting cuboulder.zoom.us/j/92648539892 Meeting ID: 926 4853 9892 Abstract In this presentation, I point to the classroom as a crucial space for anti-colonial praxis. While unlearning colonial epistemologies is an...

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Fair Redistricting and Community Engagement: How to get involved in Colorado’s Independent Redistricting Process

Aug. 30, 2021

Panelists: Moderator: Emily Yeh, Professor, Department of Geography and President, American Association of Geographers Panelist 1: Scott Adler, Professor, Department of Political Science and Dean of the Graduate School, CU Boulder Panelist 2: Julia Jackson, Public Information Officer and Redistricting Analyst, Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Panelist 3: Seth Spielman, Professor...

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Geography Ph.D. Exit Talks by Dr. Shae Frydenlund & Xi Wang

April 23, 2021

This week, featuring two Geography Ph.D. Exit Talks: Securitization, surplus populations, and embodied frontiers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Shae Frydenlund Chinese Coal Power Overcapacity: Capital Devaluation and Its Consequences for Labor. Xi Wang Friday, April, 23th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/7XbUfTNgJwE Securitization, surplus populations, and embodied frontiers...

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How forests influence and protect snow water resources

April 2, 2021

Dr. Keith N. Musselman Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) University of Colorado Boulder April 2nd, 2021, 12PM MDT Join Zoom Meeting https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/91625308762 Meeting ID: 916 2530 8762 Passcode: 717776 Abstract Most of the snow water resources that feed North America’s large rivers originate from forested land. Forest canopies...

Spatiotemporal software interface

Dr. Ross Maciejewski: Space, Time and Explainability

March 26, 2021

Dr. Ross Maciejewski School of Computing, Informatics & Decision Systems Engineering Arizona State University Friday, March 26th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/gGvpTNv8YL0 Abstract From smart phones to fitness trackers to sensor-enabled buildings, data is currently being collected at an unprecedented rate. Underlying much of this data are measurements...

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Life After Grad School: Non-Academic Career Paths

March 12, 2021

Panel event on how to find, network, and get non-academic careers Featured Panelists: Mason Auger, Ph.D. Research Associate, Sealaska Heritage Institute Sean Burns, Ph.D. Associate Scientist III, NCAR Research Associate, CU Geography Mehran Ghandehari, Ph.D. Lead Geospatial Data Scientist, Medici Land Governance Inc. Seth Spielman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Geography...