Envisioning the future of critical geographies conference

Friday, October 27, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 28, 2017 (All day)
Walker Building, Penn State University Park campus

Envisioning the future of critical geographies

24th Annual Critical Geography Conference
Walker Building, Penn State University Park campus
October 27–28, 2017

Recent developments in U.S. politics, culture and government – occurring alongside political upsurges and reconfigurations in several other countries and world regions – force us to take pause and consider the meaning of our work as critical geographers. While this contemporary moment is marked by the increasing precarity of both critical scholarly research and the lives of the communities with whom we work, it is also an opportunity to reimagine the work we do, how we do it, and why we do it.

It is in the context of this uncertain political present that we ask the geographic and larger academic community: What futures can we imagine for critical geographies? How can we leverage the intellectual and institutional infrastructures of critical geographies to address contemporary social issues and contribute to struggles for social justice? What conceptual and methodological tools do we possess, and what critical capacities have we yet to realize? What new questions, perspectives, and critical concepts – and more centrally, what new worlds – can critical geographies bring into being?

More details about the conference can be found at: https://pennstatecritcon.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers
Submission of Abstracts: https://pennstatecritcon.wordpress.com/
Abstracts are due by 5:00 p.m., September 15, 2017. Extended to September 25

For more information and to register: https://pennstatecritcon.wordpress.com/
Deadline to register is 5:00 p.m., October 13, 2017.

Keynote Speaker
Minelle Mahtani, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography and the Program in Journalism, University of Toronto

The conference is being organized by the Penn State Critical Collective:
Lorraine Dowler, Lauren Fritzsche, Joshua Inwood, Brian King, Eden Kinkade, Lise Nelson, Aparna Parikh, and Melissa Wright.

For questions about the program, contact
Joshua Inwood

Contact us

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Angela Rogers in advance of your participation or visit.

Angela Rogers  office: 814-865-2493 email: geography@psu.edu