For Joyful Geography

I was just at the 10th Annual Critical Geographies Mini-Conference, which was held in Portland and hosted by the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the Department of Geography at Portland State University. The organizers did a fantastic job, and there was lots of great conversation. I did, however, have an overall worry about … Continue reading

Conference: Spatializing Sovereignty

The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life presents 2016 Symposium CFP: “Spatializing Sovereignty” Featuring keynote addresses by: Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist, UC Berkeley March 4, 2016 While sovereignty is often defined in terms of the bounded nation-state, this symposium … Continue reading

Conference: Alternatives to Neoliberalism

After Neoliberalism? The Kilburn Manifesto, published early in 2015, argued that although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. The manifesto calls into question the neoliberal order itself, and argues that we need radical alternatives to its foundational assumptions. After Neoliberalism: Scotland and Alternative Political Futures seeks to develop key … Continue reading

CFP: The Battle of Algiers

Call for Papers ‘The Battle of Algiers at 50: Legacies in Film and Literature’ Date TBC May 2016. University of Sheffield, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) Description ‘The Battle of Algiers at 50: Legacies in Film and Literature’ is a one-day symposium organised by graduate students from the University of Leeds and Sheffield from the … Continue reading

CFP: Abolition Journal

Abolition Journal’s – Call for Submissions Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics is seeking submissions for the journal’s inaugural issue. Abolition is a collectively run project supporting radical scholarly and activist research, publishing and disseminating work that encourages us to make the impossible possible, to seek transformation well beyond policy changes and toward revolutionary abolitionism. In that spirit, … Continue reading

CFP: Rethinking Neoliberalism, AAG

Call for Papers – Association of American Geographers Conference 2016 – San Francisco, 29 March – 2 April 2016 The Mont Pelerin Plague? Revisiting and Rethinking Neoliberalism Organizers Kean Birch (York University, Canada) Simon Springer (University of Victoria, Canada) Outline From its initial conceptualization in Mont Pelerin in 1947, neoliberalism has now become a ubiquitous … Continue reading