News from the Department of Geography and Environment

Join us TODAY! Geography & Environment PhD Candidate Ben Schrager will defend his dissertation: Placing Trust: The Political Ecology of Chicken Meat in Japan. 10 am-12 pm in Saunders Hall, Room 704F.

Super congrats to Jacob Henry for winning the Florence Margai Student Paper Award from the Africa Specialty Group for his work of the cultural politics of schooling and development in Namibia. Jacob was recognized at the AAG meeting last week.@jacobofhume

Reminder - Poster/presentation abstracts for the UH MANOA GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENT SYMPOSIUM (Friday, May 3, 2019, 9am to 12:30pm) are due by Friday, April 19th. Photos are due by Wednesday, April 24th. We hope you'll join us!

Myles Ritchie, a masters student in Geography and Environment was recently interviewed a Honolulu Magazine article regarding the exceptional tree program. Check it out here:

TODAY! April 11, 2019, 3-5 pm in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. Dr. Thongchai Winichakul will deliver the SPAS 2019 Asian Studies Graduate Student Conferencekeynote talk entitled: “THE STRANGER AND THE VIRTUE OF INTELLECTUAL ALIENATION” SPAS 2019

We are proud to share that Jacob Henry received the Gary Gaile Travel Award from the Development Geographies Specialty Group at AAG to support his ethnographic research on the geographies of schooling and wages in Namibia! Way to go Jacob! @jacobofhume

Dr. Thongchai Winichakul will deliver the keynote lecture for the SPAS Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference on Thursday, April 11th, from 3-5pm in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. This event is co-sponsored by Geography & Environment.

What a week! To those of you who joined us at AAG in DC last week, we hope you had a safe trip back home! See you next year!

In one hour! 15:00 Alison Rieser will be speaking in Taylor at the Marriott: Science, Seaweed, and Social License: Aquaculture Policy in Transition #aagdc2019

In one hour! 10:15 Jacob Henry will be presenting his research in Wilson C at the Marriott - Lessons in Development: Official Schooling Narratives in Spaces of De-Proletarianization #aagDC

In one hour! 10:15 Sayaka Sakuma will be presenting her research in 8228 Park Tower Suites at the Marriott - Rewilding the Forest of Miracle: how different animals navigate the forest ecology of Yambaru, Okinawa #aagDC

It has been an incredible week at #aagDC for Geography and Environment faculty and students! Please join us today for our last three talks: 10:15 Sayaka Sakuma 8228, Park Tower Suites, Marriott; 10:15 Jacob Henry Wilson C, Marriott; 15:00 Alison Rieser Taylor, Marriott

In one hour! 17:00 Lisa C. Kelley, Coolidge at the Marriott -
Discussant: Smallholder Food and Water Security, Diversification and Global Change: Participatory Research and Integrative Methods #aagDC @LisaCKelley

In one hour! 15:25 Md Azmeary Ferdoush will be presenting his research in Virginia A, at the Marriott - Sovereign Overcompensation: (Re)making the border and citizens in the former enclaves of Bangladesh and India #aagDC @M_A_Ferdoush

In one hour! 13:30 Borjana Lubura will be presenting her research in Virginia A, at the Marriott: The European Asylum policy changes and its Domino Effect on the Balkan Route #aagDC

In one hour! 13:10 Mary Mostafanezhad will be in Maryland B at the Marriott as a
Discussant: Recentering Tourism Geographies in the ‘Asian Century’ #aagDC

In one hour! 8:00 Owen Jennings will be presenting a poster of his research in Lincoln 2 at the Marriott: The Resurgent Wire-Bird: Coming immediacy and new threads of connection to Saint Helena #aagDC

In one hour! 8:00 Reece Jones will be a panelist in 8212, Park Tower Suites at the Marriott: Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement @reecejhawaii #aagDC

Today at #aagDC ! 8:00 O. Jennings Lincoln 2, Marriott; 8:00 R. Jones 8212, Park Tower Suites, Marriott; 13:10 M.Mostafanezhad Maryland B, Marriott; 13:30 B. Lubura Virginia A, Marriott; 15:25 Md A. Ferdoush Virginia A; 16:25 Y. Kim Virginia A; 17:00 L. Kelley Coolidge, Marriott

In one hour! 16:05 Benjamin Schrager will be talking in Washington 2 at the Marriott
on eating raw chicken: Competing ontologies of risky gastronomy. #aagDC

Join us tonight!!! The annual Dept. of Geography and Environment Pau Hana at the AAG meeting in Washington DC will be TONIGHT, Friday, April 5 from 5:00-7:00 PM, Mission Dupont (1606 20th Street NW) in the Brick Room. Faculty, students, alumni, and friends are welcome! #aagDC

In one hour! 15:05 Olivia Marohnic & David Beilman will be presenting their research in Lincoln 2 at the Marriott - Poster: Holocene hydroclimatic changes at three windward montane wetland sites on the Island of Hawai‘i #aagDC

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