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Our Undergrads Take on Middle States


Our Undergrads Take on Middle States

On October 20 and 21, five students representing the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University attended the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting at SUNY Geneseo.

They presented five-minute talks on a range of topics:GUS 2

  • Jillian Eller: “Liquor Store Locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Their Relation to Violent Crime Based on Seasonality”
  • Joseph Gallagher: “Cod-motity Fetish: British Fishers, Place and Brexit
  • Maric Kusinitz: “Geographies of Sacred Space: A Meditative Exercise”
  • Ritapa Neogi: “Colonialism and the Ecological Crisis of the Suez Canal
  • Chelsea Williams: “Neoliberal Food Deserts”

In addition to the professional development of presenting at a conference, this was a chance for our students to network with fellow Geography undergraduates and meet faculty from the region, including the Chair of the American Association of Geographers Derek Alderman.

This was a student-driven effort, with support from faculty and staff in the department.