SAVE THE DATE! Gendered Rights to the City: Intersections of Identity & Power

April 19-20, 2015, Pre-AAG conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Organized by The International Geographical Union Gender Commission & Geographic Perspectives on Women AAG Specialty Group This conference will explore gender and power relations in contemporary and historical urban landscapes.  Themes for paper and panel sessions focus on the intersections of gender, identity and power across diverse and contested spaces.  The conference is located in the historically rich and ethnically and racially diverse city of Milwaukee, WI which has experienced transformation from an industrial port city to a hub of activities in the finance, education, and tourism sectors.

Tentative themes:

  • Community research and activism
  • Gendered and racialized urban environments
  • Professional development
  • Feminist pedagogies
  • Health and the city
  • Unbounding the city: urban-rural connections


Hosted by Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (just a short train ride from Chicago!)


Summer Academic Writing Workshop

Summer Academic Working Groups are now forming for the 2014 season. Working groups are clusters of scholars working in related fields or on related topics who agree to exchange work in progress and feedback on a regular basis during the unstructured summer months. Participants often find that the deadlines provided by such a group are at least as valuable to their summer productivity as the feedback itself.   Participation is open to academics of all levels and disciplines, and there is no charge to participate. More information and the registration form are available at Initial clusters will form from registrations received by Friday 30 May, with initial postings due to your cluster by Wednesday 4 June.   Please feel free to circulate this announcement widely.