News from the Department of Geography and Environment


Professor Reece Jones will be the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geopolitics (@geopol_jl) starting this August. Congratulations, Reece!

Public lecture TODAY, April 19 @ Noon-1pm in 443 Saunders: "Envisioning Decolonial Futures through Mixed Media Storytelling" from Professor Sarah Wiebe (@smwiebe) with the Dept. of Political Science @UHManoa.

Congratulations PhD candidate Dylan Beatty on winning the Eu Tong Sen award, which will fund a semester of dissertation writing in Hong Kong. For more info on the award,
https://t.co/kPuwckcsGW

Correction: PhD candidate Sayaka Sakuma received the 2018-19 @UHM_CJS graduate fellowship, not 2017-18 (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)m

Dissertation Defense Announcement: Kerrie Littlejohn, Geography PhD candidate, "Personal norms and visitor compliance: A case study of wildlife tourism in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica." THURS., 4/19 @ 9AM in 443B Saunders.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Sayaka Sakuma for receiving the @UHManoa Center for Japanese Studies' 2017-18 Graduate Fellowship!

Talk this THURS. April 19 @ Noon-1pm in 443 Saunders: "Envisioning Decolonial Futures through Mixed Media Storytelling" from Professor Sarah Wiebe (@smwiebe) with the Dept. of Political Science @UHManoa.

MA student Salvatore Saluga defended thesis entitled "A Migratory Analysis of Professional Samoan Football Players" and will be graduating this semester. Congratulations, Sal!

ASPRS Monthly Brown Bag Meeting - Miguel Castrence from Resource Mapping Hawaii will give a talk entitled "Aerial Remote Sensing for Shoreline Surveillance: Lessons Learned from Mapping Macro-Debris throughout the main Hawaiian Islands." TUES. 4/17, 12:00pm in 443B Saunders

Professor Reece Jones is speaking about Violent Borders as part of the @ClarkForum @DickinsonCol on Monday at 7 PM at the Stern Center https://t.co/7G6wgslZb1

Professor Mary Mostafanezhad is presenting on Violent Rumors at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Sheraton Endymion at 4:00PM https://t.co/HVvwyoTWJm

PhD candidate Ben Schrager and Professors Yi Qiang and Brian Szuster enjoying our #AAG2018 department pau hana in New Orleans with alumni and friends.

PhD student Borjana Lubura is the new Political Geography specialty interest group graduate student representative. Congratulations! #AAG2018

PhD student Jacob Henry won the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport student paper contest for his work on Maintaining Colorblindness Among Volunteers in Namibia. Congratulations! #AAG2018

PhD Student Kerrie Littlejohn is presenting on Personal Norms and Visitor Compliance at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Marriott Balcony K at 5:20PM

PhD Student Sayaka Sakuma is presenting on Homestay Tourism in Okinawa at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Marriot Balcony K at 1:20PM https://t.co/M1bT4uBmjJ

Professor Reece Jones is chairing an Author Meets Critics session on Gary Fields' Enclosure at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Astor Grand Ballroom D at 10:00AM

5-7PM tonight - Join our annual AAG pau hana at House of Blues, Voodoo Garden (225 Decatur St.) Alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the @UHManoa Dept. of Geography & Environment are welcome! #AAG2018

Professor Reece Jones is presenting on Theorizing Open Borders at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Marriott Studio 6 at 8:00AM

PhD student Borjana Lubura is presenting on Stranded in Serbia at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in the Marriott Studio 4 at 3:20PM https://t.co/voCBdd2Xp1

Professor Reece Jones is chairing three sessions on The New (Ab)Normal at Borders at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Marriott Studio 4 at 1:20, 3:20, and 5:20PM

PhD student Henryk Szadziewski is presenting on Chinese Aid and Investment in Fiji at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in the Marriott Regent at 10:00AM https://t.co/aDrn2EdKUw

Professor Reece Jones is speaking on a panel on Nick Megoran's Nationalism in Central Asia at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Marriott Balcony K at 10:00AM

Professor Reece Jones is speaking on a panel on border walls at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Marriott Studio 9 at 8:00AM https://t.co/s1KUuzYZ5R

Professor Yi Qiang is presenting on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in the Astor Grand Balroom A at 8:00AM
https://t.co/vI8u7BEyHk

UHM Dept. of Geography & Environment PhD candidate Kerrie Littlejohn and students Borjana Lubura, Joan Pan, and Megumi Chibana (PhD candidate Political Science) are enjoying the #AAG2018 International Reception with new friends.

PhD Student Jacob Henry is presenting on Questioning the Emancipatory Potential of International Volunteering at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Sheraton Napoleon C1 at 8:00AM https://t.co/hFltz5sz7A

Professor Brian Szuster is presenting on Food Tourism and Community Supported Fisheries at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in the Sheraton Napoleon C2 at 4:40PM https://t.co/vkzmdxxZcJ

PhD Student Ben Schrager is presenting on Reinventing Jidori at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in the Marriott Studio 3 at 2:40PM

Professor Mary Mostafanezhad is chairing on a session on Commodifying Humanitarianism at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in Sheraton Estherwood at 12:40PM

PhD Student Hunter Heaivilin is presenting on Climate Change Impacts to Hawaii's Crop Industries at #AAG2018 in New Orleans in the Sheraton Oakley at 8:00AM

PhD candidate Sayaka Sakuma presenting at the PGSG pre-conference on the politics of becoming hosts in homestay programs in Okinawa, Japan. #AAG2018

PhD student Kawelau Wright is speaking on Hawai'i's Territorial Homesteads on Maui at the PGSG conference at the University of New Orleans #AAG2018 https://t.co/qMJURNwP3x

UH geography professor Mary Mostafanezhad speaking on the geopolitics of tourism at the PGSG peconference at UNO #AAG2018 @geog_uhm

Monday 4/9 at 1:00PM - Professor Reece Jones will speak on the Plenary Panel the PGSG conference at the University of New Orleans #AAG2018

Monday 4/9 at 10:00AM - Professor Mary Mostafanezhad will speak on Tourism and the Geopolitical Imaginary at the PGSG conference at the University of New Orleans #AAG2018

Flashback Fridays - 2012 PhD graduate Aaron Kingsbury's dissertation entitled "Re-localizing Japanese wine: the grape and wine clusters of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan" is available for view here, https://t.co/getVSml8Un.

Join our annual pau hana @theAAG conference in New Orleans at the Voodoo Garden @HOBNOLA (225 Decatur St) - next Friday, April 13 from 5-7PM. Alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the @UHManoa Dept. of Geography & Environment are welcome! #AAG2018

Congratulations to Department of Geography & Environment faculty members Reece Jones, Mary Mostafanezhad and Yi Qiang on receiving the 2017-2018 @UHManoa College of Social Sciences' awards for research support and undergraduate research assistants!

Congratulations @UHManoa Department of Geography & Environment PhD students Katie Taladay, Qian Zhang, and MA student Ross Winans for establishing the student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in Hawaiʻi, the first in the state!

Join the @uhmanoa Geography Club on Sunday 4/22 from 8:30am-12 noon for an #EarthDay hike and trail cleaning on the Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail. RVSP details & more info at, https://t.co/tzf1iXeALq

Professor Reece Jones' book Violent Borders won the PolGRG book award, given jointly with the journal Political Geography. The citation call it one of the most "influential political geography books published in recent times"

Congratulations Reece!

Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2017-2018) announced

We received some fantastic nominations for the first PolGRG book award highlighting the breadth and depth of research being undertaken in Political Ge...

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This Friday, 4/6 from 1:30-4:30pm in 442 Saunders we have the second Department of Geography & Environment Professional Development session of the Spring Semester: AAG practice talks. Hear about dept. research and provide feedback on presentations before #AAG2018 next week.

THURS. 3/29 @EastWestCenter Noon seminar- "The War to Rule: Ceasefire capitalism & state-making in Burma's borderlands" with Dr. Kevin Woods, PhD in Political Ecology from @ESPM_Berkeley. He is a visiting scholar at the East-West Center. Talk details, https://t.co/tkTS5FdDao

We are excited to announce our new department name: The Department of Geography and Environment!

Flashback Fridays - 2010 MA graduate Ryan Riddle's thesis entitled "Remote Sensing Techniques for Classifying the Habitat of an Endangered Bird Species on Mauna Kea" is available for view here, https://t.co/wD4TzLHFU6 . Her advisor was Professor Qi Chen.

The @EastWestCenter has a Noon seminar TODAY (Thurs. 3/22) with Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (@YaleFES). https://t.co/45XkcGj8Cj

UHM Dept. of Geography & Environment's Professional Development Series for Graduate Students will have a discussion about academic publishing strategies tomorrow, Thurs. 3/22 @ noon in 443 Saunders. Professors Dave Beilmann and Mary Mostafanezhad (@GeogProfMary) to provide tips.

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Benjamin Schrager (@benschrager) published a vlog series related to his dissertation research on Japan's Miyazaki Jitokko farms and restaurants. There are six videos in the series; watch them here,
https://t.co/4ZDZALgTf8

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Md. Azmeary Ferdoush @M_A_Ferdoush published a chapter entitled "The Decision to Move" in the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands @ https://t.co/tE213qJ9jy

Join our pau hana, meet @chrfield, UHM geographers, and community members.
We are at the Kuykendall Courtyard until 6:30pm.

UHM Geography Professor Camilo Mora introducing @chrfield at our Distinguished Lecture Series.

#climatechange

TODAY (3/16) @UHManoa Art Auditorium; doors open at 2:30pm, begins 3pm - Our 2018 Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Chris Field from @Stanford Woods Institute, will present "Climate Change Impacts & Solutions: Finding the Accelerator Pedal." Free public lecture, https://t.co/dWU4TzBCzz

TODAY (3/15) @ Noon-1pm in 443 Saunders: "'Peace does not come from them': Divergent territorialities in Colombia's 'peace' conjuncture," from political geographer Christopher Courtheyn. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Urban Studies, University of the Rosario in Bogotá.

This is a preview of @UHManoa Geography Professor Reece Jones' (@reecejhawaii) cover for his book "Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement" - which will be out this fall with @UGAPress. The cover art is licensed for use by @JRart.

Public lecture this THURS. March 15 @ Noon-1pm in 443 Saunders: "'Peace does not come from them': Divergent territorialities in Colombia's 'peace' conjuncture," from Christopher Courtheyn, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, University of the Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.

Our department's annual pau hana at @theAAG conference in New Orleans will be on Fri., April 13, 5-7 PM at the Voodoo Garden in House of Blues (225 Decatur St). Join us for pupus, drinks, and a little bit of aloha! Alumni, faculty, students, & friends of the dept. are welcome.

TUES., March 13 @ Noon in 443B Saunders- Ross Winans from The Baldwin Group @NOAA Office for Coastal Management will talk about a $1.76 million-dollar project to collect publicly available #LiDAR data for Hawaiʻi Island. Presentation hosted by the #ASPRS Student Chapter @UHManoa.

Alumni news - UH Geography BA (1975) and former state senator Clayton Hee announced his bid for Governor on Feb. 27, 2018. Read the article by @CivilBeat https://t.co/TE5McQFXG6

It is an honor to present and host Dr. Chris Field from @Stanford Woods Institute as our 2018 Distinguished Speaker. Free public lecture "Climate Change Impacts & Solutions: Finding the Accelerator Pedal" on March 16, 3pm in @UHManoa Art 132. Full detail @ https://t.co/dWU4TzBCzz

Tonight (3/8) Geog Prof Reece Jones will speak in the Converging Epistemologies series at the East West Center at 6:30 PM in Burns Hall along with UH Geog alum Kamana Beamer

Converging Epistemologies (Borders and Boundaries)

What is the purpose of a wall? Why do literal and figurative borders exist? How do walls and borders between nations, races, genders, sexualities, and...

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Public lecture TODAY, 3/8 from Noon-1pm in 443 Saunders: "Road Chronicles: A Subaltern Travelogue from the Upper Himalayas" from Anu Sabhlok, professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, and currently a Fulbright Scholar based @CUBoulder.

Prof. Tom Giambelluca & colleagues at the Ecohydrology Lab are awarded a Pacific Islands Climate Science Ctr grant for the project- "Projecting near-term climate variability & change for the main Hawaiian Islands to actionable climate info to resource managers & decision makers."

Aloha from @UHManoa attendees at the Inaugural Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific conference in Yogakarta, Indonesia March 3-6, 2018 -Geog Professors Krisna Suryanata, @GeogProfMary; Geog alumni Daya; current students @radandima (PhD Geog), Sayaka Sakuma (PhD Geog) and Wikwik.