SGD PhD alumni Jen McCormack recently received an offer as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar-In-Residence at the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies at Colorado College in in Colorado Springs. Congratulations, Jen!

Post date: Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:31

Congratulations to recent SGD PhD alumni Jeremy Slack who has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas, El Paso. He will also collaborate with the Center for Interamerican and Border Studies. Way to go, Jeremy!

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Post date: Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:43

SGD PhD Student Carly Nichols has been awarded the Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship to support her dissertation research on her work on epigenetics and food and nutrition security in India. This is a highly prestigious and competitive award. Great work, Carly!

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Post date: Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:10

Five SGD graduate students were awarded travel grants from the Graduate and Professional Student Council at the University of Arizona. The following students were awarded travel grants for fieldwork, conferences, and other travel related to their studies: Sophia Borgias, Meg Mills-Novoa,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:24

Congratulations to SGD Phd student Kerri Jean Ormerod whose co-authored paper with SGD alum Dr. Majed Ahkter, "The irrigation technozone: State power, expertise, and agrarian development in the U.S. West and British Punjab, 1880-1920" has been published in the journal Geoforum. You can... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:42

The following article was originally published in SBS News.

Three University of Arizona geographers have received national recognition from the Association of American Geographers (AAG) for excellence in their field. The over 10,000-member association is the largest professional society of geographers in the world. It recently honored John Paul Jones III, professor in the School of... Read more

Post date: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:05

Recent SGD PhD graduate Jeremy Slack has a new article in the journal Area based on his dissertation research. The article titled "Captive bodies: migrant kidnapping and deportation in Mexico" examines kidnapping on the US-Mexico border using ethnographic and survey data from deportees. You can access the article here. Great work,... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:59

SGD Professor Diana Liverman has published another op-ed, this time in Pacific Standard. The article titled "Fight Climate Change by Fighting for Women's Rights" argues that population growth is not the cause of environmental problems; rather overconsumption, pollution, and unsustainable environmental problems are to blame. She argues that when women's rights improve, pollution growth slows, which means improving women's rights... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:47

Congratulations to SGD PhD students Jeff Wilson and Sarah Kelly-Richards, as well as SGD Professor Sallie Marston, along with co-author and former SGD professor Sarah Moore for their recent article in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. The article titled "School Gardens as Sites for... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:29

SGD Professor Diana Liverman published a recent op-ed in the Huffington Post entitled, Paddington and Empathy for Immigrant Children. The piece compares the plight of immigrant Central American children coming to the U.S. this past summer with that of the fictional character Paddington Bear, who is the subject of a new movie now in U.S. theaters. Her piece emphasizes the opportunity that the movie provides for discussing... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:44


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