University of Nebraska Omaha
The conference has been generously supported by the institutional infrastructure of the University of Nebraska Omaha. We are grateful for financial and in-kind donations from the UNO Women’s and Gender Studies, UNO College of Arts and Sciences, and UNO Department of Geography/Geology.
Mount Allison University
The Department of Geography and Environment has provided access to institutional resources that have facilitated the organization of the conference. We are grateful for their financial and in-kind donations.
Feminist Geography Groups
We are fortunate to have a group of feminist geography organizations to sponsor the conference. We welcome their support.
Commission on Gender and Geography of the International Union of Geographers (IGU)
The objectives of the Commission are: to create a comfortable platform for people to exchange ideas concerning feminist and gender studies in geography; to present and discuss new research on these issues; and to create collaborations in research and other academic work among students and scholars working on these themes.
The aim of Gender, Place and Culture is to provide a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues. It also seeks to highlight the significance of such research for feminism and women’s studies. The editors seek articles based on primary research that address: the particularities and intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, age, (dis)ability, sexuality, class, culture and place; feminist, anti-racist, critical and radical geographies of space, place, nature and the environment; feminist geographies of difference, resistance, marginality and/or spatial negotiation; and, critical methodology.
The Committee on the Status of Women in Geography, of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
The Committee monitors and promotes enhanced status for women in the profession.
Geographic Perspectives on Women, a Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Geographic Perspectives on Women (GPOW) promotes geographic research and education on topics relating to women and gender as well as honor students for scholarly work and faculty members for long-time service to the discipline.
Canadian Women and Geography, a Study Group of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
Canadian Women and Geography (CWAG) aims to provide a forum for people interested in issues of access, equity, and the well-being of women in geography and for those whose research is linked to questions of gender as they relate to relations of class, race/ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, and ability.
Women’s Network of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG)
The Women’s Network supports and promotes women in the APCG through scholarships and mentoring programs.
Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) at Penn State
SWIG’s mission is to promote the participation of women in the discipline of geography and to empower women who are pursuing academic and professional careers in geography. We provide regular opportunities for women and supporters of women to come together for intellectual, professional, and personal support, and to develop a network of information and resources. SWIG at Penn State is sponsoring a student essay competition: The Jennifer Fluri and Amy Trauger Student Essay Competition
The collective is a loosely organized group that supports women and feminism in geography. The group’s most recent activities involved a conference in the Fall of 2013, and a postcard campaign at the 2014 AAG in Tampa, Florida. The postcards draw attention to the inequity in women’s academic positions in universities, restrictions on parental leave and student mental health.