Animal Geographies


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The AnGSG strives to enhance geographic research and scholarship on matters relating to human-animal studies by: (a) encouraging the exchange of ideas among geographers studying biological, cultural, ecological, economic, political, and technical aspects of the myriad ways humans co-exist with other animal species, (b) promoting research in these areas, (c) facilitating collaboration between existing AAG specialty groups and committees to promote common interests and develop intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects. Our Google Group is the primary way in which we communicate - subscribe to our group listserv to join the conversation.

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Sharon Wilcox
University of Wisconsin

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  • 2018 elections: nominations due Weds Mar 7



    The Animal Geography Specialty Group is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for the following board positions:


    1)    CHAIR. 3 year term, 2018-2021. Duties include: Overseeing the specialty group board; communicating updates and plans to group members; running the annual business meeting.

    2)    GRADUATE STUDENT OFFICER. 1-year term, 2018-2019. Two positions are available. Duties include: Producing the annual specialty group newsletter; encouraging student participation in the group; managing the group’s social media accounts.

    3)    GENERAL BOARD MEMBER. 2-year term, 2018-2020. Three positions are available. Duties include: Planning and promoting group events (e.g., annual social and mentoring event); assisting with paper competitions and elections; advising on group operations and plans. Graduate students are eligible to serve as general board members.


    Please review our group’s bylaws for full descriptions of these positions:




    Nomination procedures: Email nominations and self-nominations to the AnGSG Chair, Mona Seymour ( no later than Wednesday, March 7.  Please include “ANGSG NOMINATION” in the subject line.  The email should include a brief explanation of why the nominee is qualified for the position / would like to serve in this position, and any other information you would like fellow members to consider at the time of voting.  


    Election procedures: Online voting is the method for electing AnGSG board positions. Online voting will be open this year from March 14 - March 20. Election results will be announced in the AnGSG newsletter. However, if positions have not been filled by the closure of the online voting on March 20, the positions will be offered to eligible participants in our Friday, April 13, 2018 business meeting.