Colloquium Series

The Kalunga Quilombola Community
in Relation to Geographical Space

Dr. Maria Lidia Bueno Fernandes
Professora of Methods and Techniques
University of Brasilia, Brazil

Friday, February 7, 2020
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Storm Hall 316

This presentation focuses on the traditional Brazilian community of Kalunga. It is one of the remaining Quilombo, which are Afro-Brazilian settlements initially established by escaped slaves. I will contextualize the locality from a historical-geographical point of view, in which I consider the physical environment, as well as political, social, economic, and cultural issues.


Dr. Julie Sweetkind-Singer
Assistant Director, Geospatial and Cartographic Services
Head, Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections
Stanford University

Friday, March 20, 2020
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Storm Hall 316


Dr. Dillon Fitch

Friday, March 27, 2020
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Storm Hall 316

AAG Afterglow

Friday, April 17, 2020
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Storm Hall 316

Review of the 2020 Association of American Geographers meeting.

Coping With a Fast-Changing World:
Why Geography Matters

Dr. Alexander B. Murphy
Professor of Geography
Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Oregon

Friday, May 1, 2020
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

dr. alexander murphyDrawing on his latest book, “Geography: Why It Matters,” Murphy explains why geography, a subject concerned with how people, environments, and places are organized and interconnected, is so important. Geographical perspectives and techniques provide critical insights into a planet undergoing unprecedented change as a result of rising sea levels, deforestation, species extinction, rapid urbanization, modern technologies, and mass migration.