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  • 2017 Economic Geography Specialty Group Student Award Winners

    Dear EGSG Community:

    On behalf of the board of the Economic Geography Specialty Group, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 EGSG award competitions.

    Congratulations to the award recipients and to all who submitted their work in the student awards competition.

    Graduate Student Research Award:
    Kelsey Johnson, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
    Dissertation Research: Blood money: race and capital in the US blood plasma industry

    Graduate Student Paper Award:
    Thomas Loder, Texas A&M University
    Paper: Homo Dakoticus: The Creation of Energy Citizens in North Dakota

    Dissertation Award:
    Dr. Luis Felipe Alvarez León, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at the USC Price School of Public Policy
    Dissertation Title: Assembling Digital Economies: Geographic Information Markets and Intellectual Property Regimes in the United States and the European Union
    Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
    Dissertation Co-Chairs: Allen J. Scott and Eric Sheppard

    Please note that the deadline for submissions for next year’s competition will be March 2, 2018.

    Also, the Economic Geography Specialty Group business meeting is scheduled during the AAG meeting on Friday, 4/7/2017, from 11:50 AM - 1:10 PM in Back Bay Ballroom A, Sheraton, Second Floor.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at AAG next week!

    Best regards,

    The EGSG Board:

    Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Peter Kedron, Oklahoma State University, USA
    C. Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
    Harrison Campbell, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA
    Abigail Cooke, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    Kean Fan Lim, University of Nottingham, UK
    Andrew Hoyt, University of North Texas, USA

  • GPOW Book Celebration

    Hello everyone,

    The Geographic Perspectives on Women (GPOW) specialty group will highlight many important books this year at our annual GPOW book celebration (see the list of nominated books below).

    We have reserved the Fenway Community Center (FCC) for Thursday, April 6th from 7:00-9:00pm. Join us for light snacks and wine!

    The FCC is either a 20 min walk directly down Boylston St. from the convention center (0.9 mi.) or 5 minutes on Bus #55 or a 15-minute taxi ride (due to street direction). It's just behind Fenway Park: Click here to see the map. (1282 Boylston St #123, Boston, MA 02215)

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Boston!
    Warm regards, 
    Ingrid L. Nelson

    Nominated Books:

    Browne, Kath and Gavin Brown (eds.) 2016. Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. London: Routledge.

    Browne, Kath and Eduarda Ferreira (eds.) 2015. Lesbian Geographies: Gender, Place and Power. London: Ashgate.

    Conlon, Deirdre and Nancy Hiemstra (eds.) 2016. Intimate Economies of Immigration Detention: critical perspectives. London: Routledge.

    Fluri, Jennifer L. and Rachel Lehr. 2016. The Carpetbaggers of Kabul and Other American-Afghan Entanglements: Intimate Development, Geopolitics and the Currency of Gender and Grief. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 

    Hyndman, Jennifer and Wenona Giles. 2017. Refugees in extended exile: living on the edge. London: Routledge.

    Longhurst, Robyn. 2017. Skype: Bodies, Screens, Space. London: Routledge.

    McConnell, Fiona. 2016. Rehearsing the State: The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-In-Exile. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell. 

    Moss, Pamela and Courtney Donovan (eds.) 2017. Writing Intimacy Into Feminist Geography. Routledge: London.

    Parker, Brenda. 2017. Masculinities and Markets: Raced and Gendered Urban Politics in Milwaukee. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

    Trauger, Amy. 2017. We Want Land to Live! Making Political Space for Food Sovereignty. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

  • Wine Specialty Group Dinner!

    Wine Geographers,
    I cordially invite you to join us at our annual Wine, Beer, and Spirits Specialty Group dinner in the private "Wine Room" at Sonsie, an eclectic international bistro just steps from the Hynes Convention Center.  

    Please RSVP as soon as possible or by April 2nd to Christi Townsend at 

    Since this will be a private dinner, I will need a firm number to give to the restaurant for planning purposes. 

    Hope to see you there!

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