Colloquium Series

Throughout the semester, the Department of Geography runs a Colloquium Series thematically tied to research and issues of a  geographical nature but intended to attract faculty, staff and students from across the disciplines. 

Unless otherwise specified, all Colloquia are at 3:15 pm in Fillmore 170.

All are welcome to join and attend. See the schedule below for further details. 

Current Schedule (Fall 2017)


Name and Organization


Faculty Host

Sept. 22

Dr. Sarah Elwood*, Department of Geography, University of Washington

“OutsideIn: Visualizing Poverty Politics & Homelessness”

Dr. Monica Stephens


Oct. 20

Dr. Richard Primack, Department of Biology, Boston University

Impact of climate change on the plants and animals of Thoreau’s Concord 

Dr. Adam Wilson

Oct. 27

Dr. Paul Torrens*, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Center for Urban Science + Progress, New York University  

Geosimulation for Small Geographies

Dr. Jared Aldstadt & NCGIA

Nov. 3

Dr. Nik Heynen, Department of Geography, University of Georgia

Abolitionist Commons, Abolition Ecology and the Racialized Politics of Property

Dr. Marion Werner

Dec. 1

Dr. David Wilson, Department of Geography, University of Illinois

Poverty and Isolation in America's Cities: Seven Explanations

Dr. Sara Metcalf

Dec. 8


Dr. Julie Guthman, University of California-Santa Cruz, and


Dr. Becky Mansfield, Department of Geography, Ohio State University


Becoming a Pathogen:  On the Topology of Soil Disease in California’s Strawberry Industry


Chemical exposure: at the intersection of postgenomics,
Anthropocene,  and Trump’s deregulatory EPA





Dr. Trina Hamilton

*Co-Sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

**actual times may vary