The Tod Spieker Colloquium Series

Fall 2008 Colloqium

Fridays at 3:00pm in the Green Room, 1261 Bunche Hall

Refreshments served.


Fall Quarter 2013

7 October 2013
Trevor J. Barnes, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
No comedy, only tragedy: The Haushofers, father and son, and the spaces of Nazi geopolitics

28 October
John O'Loughlin, University of Colorado, Boulder

18 November
Kim England, University of Washington

25 November
Jeffery Herrick, New Mexico State


Spring Quarter 2013

22 April
Andrew Karvonen, University of Manchester
Urban Laboratories and the Politics of Spatial Experimentation

13 May
Edward Rhodes, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating: New developments for understanding Earth surface processes

20 May
William A. V. Clark, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
Selecting, Sorting, and Satisfaction: Why Do We Live Where We Do?

Winter Quarter 2013

25 February
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, USC, Sol Price School of Public Policy
"Stars" and the Connectivity of Cultural Industry World Cities: An Empirical Social Network Analysis of Human Capital Mobilioty and its Implications for Economic Development

11 March
Dydia DeLyser, Associate Professor of Geography, Louisiana State University
"Follow that Car!" Two Continents, two wars, and two people's quest- Mobilities and the cultural entanglements of a rare car's restoration

Fall Quarter 2012

1 October
Lawson W. Brigham, PhD, US Arctic Research Commission
A New Geography for the Central Arctic Ocean: Images and Uncertain Futures

29 October
Dr. Iris Hui, Research Director, Political Psychology Research Group, Stanford University
Who is Your Preferred Neighbor? Partisan Residential Preferences and Neighborhood Satisfaction

27 November
Dr. Virginia Parks, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Trajectories of Walmart Site Fight Campaigns: Making Sense of Regulator Strategies from Below

Spring Quarter 2012

13 April
Steve Archer, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona
Home, Home on the Range: New Perspectives and Current Challenges on Grazing Lands

27 April
Mark Ellis, Geography, University of Washington
Geographies of Racial Mixing in Households and Neighborhoods

11 May
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
“Stars” and the Connectivity of Cultural Industry World Cities: An Empirical Social Network Analysis of Human Capital Mobility and its Implications for Economic Development

Winter Quarter 2012

20 January
Deborah Thien, California State University, Long Beach
A feminist geographic analysis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

3 February
Ian Morris, History, Stanford University
Geography and the Shape of World History

17 February
Wes Reisser, Geography, George Washington University
The Black Book: Woodrow Wilson’s Maps for Peace and the Creation of the Nation-State World

2 March
Larry Herzog, City Planning, San Diego State University
The Political Economy of a Global Suburb in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fall Quarter 2011

7 October
Paul Torrens, Department of Geography, University of Maryland
Animating Character Movement with Behavioral Geography

28 October
Ulrich Oslender, Florida International University
"A mi río no lo olvido (I won't forget my river): Place and Social Movement Theory on Colombia's Pacific Coast"

10 November
Linda Mearns, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Director of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment

18 November

Spring Quarter 2011

8 April
Haripriya Rangan, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 
“Doing Right by Country”: The Pastoral Industry and Prickle Bush Management in Northwest Queensland, Australia

22 April
James Gimpel, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland 
New Directions in the Geographic Analysis of Contemporary U.S. Politics

6 May
Patricia L. Price, Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University 
Placing Latino/a Civic Engagement: Bringing the Barrio Back In

20 May
Chuck Kroll, Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)
Hydromorphology: The Shape of Our Water Future

Winter Quarter 2011

4 February
Suzanne Davies Withers, Department of Geography, University of Washington
Asymmetries of Accumulation: Residential Insecurity and Population Immobility across the United States

11 February
Steve Herbert, Department of Geography/Law, Societies and Justice Program, University of Washington
Whale Watching Wars: Struggles Over Zoning in the Salish Sea

18 February
Emily Ting Yeh, Department of Geography, University of Colorado
Development as Gift: Comfortable Housing in Tibet

4 March
Ruth DeFries, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
Tropical Forests and Climate Mitigation

Fall Quarter 2010

15 October
Larry Smith, Department of Geography, UCLA
The World in 2050

29 October
Amy Mills, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
Turkish Nationalism as a Local, Urban Process

12 November
James Evans, Department of Geography, University of Manchester
Resilience, Ecology and Adaptation in the Experimental City

17 November
Mark Bassin, Center for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University
Stalinist Landscapes? Politics, Identity and Nature in Socialist-Realist Art