Educators and researchers in GEM study and teach all aspects of coupled earth systems, focusing on human interactions with terrestrial and marine processes, from mountaintops to mid-ocean.

Radical Imaginings: Spring 2022 Seminar Series in Geography, Environmental Science, and Marine Resource Management

Sponsored by the Geography Program in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Generously supported by the Richard Marston Lecture in Geography
Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. PDT in Burt Hall 193 or via Zoom

Our Spring 2022 Seminar Series invites distinguished scholars who are leading their fields to radically imagine futures in different areas of work. These areas include: climate scenarios and our futures; the food/energy/water nexus; climate and conflict; vulnerability and natural hazards; and justice and decolonizing work within the academy and beyond.

We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to join us for these seminars, either in person in Burt Hall 193 or via Zoom. To join via Zoom, please register here. You will receive a Zoom link upon registering to join, which will be the same for each seminar. Registration is not required to join in person.

For in person attendees, please note a reception with refreshments will follow each seminar.

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  • April 1 Graduate Student Panel (Oregon State University)
    Radical imaginings part 1: Theme for spring
  • April 8 – Faculty Panel (Oregon State University)
    Radical imaginings part 2
  • April 15 – Bailey Hilgren (Western Oregon University)
    Settler Colonial Listening and the Sounds of Place
  • April 22 – Julia Corbett (University of Utah, emerita)
    New Directions for Communicating the Climate Crisis
  • April 29 – Jola Ajibade (Portland State University)
    Radical imaginings: Global climate relocations and transformative justice
  • May 6 – Cleo Wölfle-Hazard (University of Washington)
    Underflows: Doing queer, trans, feminist ecology along rivers
  • May 13 – Jenna Tilt (Oregon State University)
    Resilience Reimagined: Why equity matters when building adaptive capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from natural disasters
  • May 20 – Faculty Panel (Oregon State University)
    Radical imaginings part 3
  • May 27 – Judy Han (UCLA)
    Conjuring Solidarity: Protesting Precarity in South Korea
  • June 3 – Graduate Student Panel (Oregon State University)
    Radical imaginings part 4