Spring 2016 Department Events

The Second Annual Symposium in Critical Geography Everyday Spaces of Violence & Resistance

Monday, February 1, 2016 to Tuesday, February 2, 2016
9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Scripps Cottage

Presented by Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG)

Supporting Women In Geography (SWIG) is pleased to host the 2nd Annual Critical Geographies Symposium: Everyday Spaces of Violence and Resistance at San Diego State University. SWIG is a student-led campus based organization dedicated to the participation of women in geography. Building on the great success we had in hosting our first interdisciplinary symposium, we have committed ourselves to turning this into an annual event. Our symposium this year brings together prominent and emerging scholars to explore intersections of violence and resistance in everyday life. Through a series of talks and workshops that will take from Palestine to Venezuela, to Afghanistan and the United States, and beyond, we engage theoretical and methodological questions relating to everyday struggles against a multitude of violent forces and conditions, as well as to the multi-scaled and relational networks of power in which they are embedded. The goals of this event are: 1) to stimulate conversations and debates that bring into focus ways in which the mundane and spectacular spaces of everyday life provide a critical lens for decolonizing and politicizing interrelated processes and forms of violence affecting the lives and lived spaces of particular individuals and social groups and 2) to help foster a critical network of scholars and students engaged in social justice research and activist struggles in and outside of the academy. Our intention is to disrupt dominant narratives representing violence and conflict as extraordinary events and as an aberration to normal life, and interrogate the troubling ways in which such notions have the effect of normalizing and silencing everyday manifestations of violence in the way they are both routinely experienced and resisted. We are very excited to host Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, George Ciccariello-Maher, Jenna Loyd, Jennifer Fluri, Cutcha Risling-Baldy, and James Anderson as special speakers for the symposium whose work embodies the diversity and originality of interdisciplinary scholarship emerging out of critical theory and practice.

SWIG Symposium Flyer PDF file

SWIG Symposium Program PDF file


Environmental Geographies Symposium:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Environmental Change

Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Friday, February 26, 2016
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Scripps Cottage

Presented by Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG)

Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) is pleased to announce our first ever environmental geographies symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Environmental Change. As an organization dedicated to the participation of women in geography, the event will bring prominent and emerging female researchers in geography and related environmental fields together with students, exploring a diverse range of topics and methodologies.

The goals of this symposium are: 1) to deepen our understandings of social and environmental changes, as well as the diverse range of methods used to study such change; 2) to consider the space between and within disciplines and methodologies, as well as the merits of interdisciplinary approaches to environmental research; and 3) to create a space for conversation around the careers of women in science, both established and emerging, a space for storytelling and for shared wisdom.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Leah Bremer, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Dr. Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Colorado State University; Dr. Sarah Hennessy, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research; Dr. Jane Teranes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and Dr. Tara Sayuri Whitty, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Environmental Symposium Flyer PDF file

Environmental Symposium Schedule PDF file

Environmental Symposium Talk Abstracts PDF file

Environmental Symposium Program PDF file


The Association of Environmental Professionals Presents Tom Henderson

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Storm Hall 325

Mr. Henderson received his B.S. in Engineering Geology in 1994. Following graduation, he became a full-time employee at Hargis + Associates, in San Diego, California where he had previously been a paid intern. Mr. Henderson also enrolled in graduate school at San Diego State University and attended classes at night while working in consulting. In 1997, Mr. Henderson accepted a position at CH2M HILL, and has been with the firm since. In 2001 he received his M.S. in Hydrogeology. In 2004, Mr. Henderson became licensed as a California Professional Geologist. Today, Mr. Henderson is a senior hydrogeologist and project manager in CH2M HILL’s San Diego office. Mr. Henderson has worked in many locations throughout the U.S. and the world on large scale water resources and environmental projects.

Refreshments will be served.


ASPRS Pacific Southwest Region Technical Meeting

Friday, April 29, 2016
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Storm Hall 119

The San Diego State University ASPRS Student Chapter and the ASPRS Pacific Southwest Region are hosting a Technical Meeting to be held on the campus of San Diego State University, San Diego, California.

The Meeting will feature presentations by: Charles Toth, The Ohio State University and ASPRS President; Dana Caccamise, National Geodetic Survey; Ellen Chang, LightSpeed Innovations; and Richard Schulman, Resource Strategies, Inc.