Dr. Fernando J. Bosco is Professor of Geography and Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Geography between SDSU and UCSB. He is also affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies and the Center for Youth, Environment, Society and Space at SDSU. Professor Bosco works at the intersections of urban, social, and political geography. His research interests include the geographic dimensions of social movements and collective action, geographies of children and youth, geographies of food in urban environments, emotional geographies, geographic thought, and qualitative research methods. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on these topics and emphasizes the importance of community-based geographic research and critically engaged scholarship. He has co-edited several books and written numerous journal articles, book chapters, policy reports and review articles. He is active in the American Association of Geographers and the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. He is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Advanced Placement Human Geography Development Committee for the College Board and he has served as Senior Panelist for Geography and Spatial Sciences at the National Science Foundation.