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Betsy Olson joins the Department

September 5, 2012

In August, Associate Professor Betsy Olson joined the Department of Geography from the University of Edinburgh.  Her research and teaching focus on development, religion, and inequality, with a particular emphasis on the geographies of youth. 

International Year of Global Understanding

September 5, 2012

Professor Pickles was an invited speaker at the special session on the” IGU Initiative on a UN  International Year of Global Understanding” at the 32nd International Geographical Union Conference in Cologne, August 26-30th, 2012.  For more information on the initiative see: … Continued

Progressive places and movements in the South

August 7, 2012

Progressive places and progressive movements in the South. Throughout the South, despite its largely conservative reputation, pockets exist at various scales where progressive ideas, people, activities challenge that dominant image and political narrative.  Rebecca Dobbs is organizing a session at SEDAAG … Continued

Antipode Scholar-Activist Award

August 7, 2012

Sara Safransky and the Uniting Detroiters have been awarded one of Antipode’s new Scholar-Activists grants.  The Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Awards are intended to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots … Continued

Walsh awarded Distinguished Profesorship

July 10, 2012

Dr. Stephen Walsh has been named the Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor effective 1 July 2012. The honor recognizes Steve’s outstanding scholarly contributions to the University and to the discipline. 

Critical Geography Conference Nov 2-4

May 12, 2012

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Geography will be hosting the next Mini Critical Geographies conference this coming Fall, Nov 2-4. The entire call can be found at this link: http://www.criticalgeography.org/. Geographers and non-geographers, local and not so local, are welcome. … Continued

May Graduation Reception

April 30, 2012

The Department of Geography May Graduate Reception for geography graduates and majors will take place May 13th, 2012, following Commencement (around 11.30/12.00 onwards) in 220 Saunders Hall on South Green.  All students and their families and friends are welcome.

Stallmann inducted into UNC honors societies

April 6, 2012

Tim Stallmann is was one of only two graduate students inducted into two honor societies at UNC. The Order of the Golden Fleece: The University’s oldest and highest honorary society. Those eligible for selection must possess exemplary character and include juniors, … Continued

New faculty publications…

January 29, 2012

Banu Gokarıksel, 2012, “The intimate politics of secularism and the headscarf: the mall, the neighborhood, and the public square in Istanbul.” Gender, Place, and Culture (vol,19, issue 1, 1-20): Abstract: The headscarf continues to be a highly charged political issue in Turkey where … Continued