Geography conference set for Many Nations Longhouse

Many Nations Longhouse

The UO’s Department of Geography will host the 14th annual Critical Geographies Mini-Conference Oct. 18-19 at the Many Nations Longhouse. The event, which will focus on timely issues in geography, is free and open to the public.

After a brief welcome at 1 p.m. Friday, a panel discussion at 1:20 p.m. will explore indigenous and anti-colonial geographies.

At 3 p.m., UO social scientist Laura Pulido will deliver the event’s keynote address. Her work centers on the intersection of geography and critical ethnic studies, especially Chicanx studies. The afternoon closes with a panel discussion on critical urban geographies.

On Saturday, the conference resumes at 8:30 a.m. with panel discussions on critical physical geographies, critical race geographies, subaltern geographies and digital geographies. From 3 to 3:45 p.m., the attendees will hear a series of 3-minute theses.

The event closes with a two-hour World Café, beginning at 4 p.m., featuring Pulido; Nathan McClintock, an associate professor of urban planning at Portland State University; and Emma Slager, an assistant professor of urban studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

The Many Nations Longhouse is at 1630 Columbia St., on the east side of the UO campus.