Notable Geography News
- Professor Stephenson’s work featured in UConn TodayPosted on September 19, 2018
- Professor Ghosh invited to speak at the NY Geospatial SummitPosted on September 14, 2018
- Prof. Debanuj DasGupta wins Social Science Research Council FellowshipPosted on August 24, 2018
- Prof. Cooke quoted in Wall Street Journal article on family migrationPosted on August 20, 2018
Recent Graduate Student Publications
Oculi, Neil and Scott Stephenson. Conceptualizing climate vulnerability: understanding the negotiating strategies of Small Island Developing States. Environmental Science & Policy.
Wang, Hui and Scott Stephenson. Quantifying the impacts of climate change and land use/cover change on runoff in the lower Connecticut River Basin. Hydrological Processes.
Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, and William B. Ouimet. Detecting urban horizontal and vertical growths from medium resolution imagery and their relationships with major socioeconomic factors. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
Geography Curriculum Info
Student Opportunities & Resources
Amy DellaGuistina, class of 2014, is an Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Senior Associate at Amgen.
Conner Dickes, class of 2018, is a Geospatial Intern within the Business Intelligence & Geospatial Development Program at Travelers Insurance.
Nick Lacafta, class of 2016, is a Technical Records Coordinator at the University of Connecticut.
Caroline Mazo, class of 2018, is a .
Lanham Miller, class of 2009, is a School Counselor for the Tolland Board of Education.
Stefanie Walker, MA class of 2015, is a Senior Catastrophe Risk Consultant at Travelers Insurance.
UConn Geography Alumni Award Recipients
2018: Richard Annitto, BA '85, Vice President, GIS and Survey Division, LiRo Group
2017: Ben Spaulding, PhD '10, Catastrophe Risk Manager, Homesite Group
2016: Patrice Carson, BA '82, Consulting Director of Community Development, Town of Bolton
2015: Tyler Kleykamp, BA '00, Chief Data Officer, Connecticut State Office of Policy and Management
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
12:20 PM - 01:10 PM
Storrs CampusAUST 434
Not all who travel are immigrants: Asian seafarers and the limits of citizenship
Taken from work on the first book length survey of Asian American maritime history. The project expands upon the inter-imperial history of Chinese, Filipino and South Asian migration beyond the constructs of immigration and citizenship. In this revisionist design, the research establishes a trans-colonial historical framework to examine the development of maritime traditions that came to inform the patterns of Asian seafaring and maritime occupations migration encountered by Americans from the eighteenth century onward. These histories unmoor Asian America from its continental preoccupation.
Friday, November 9th, 2018
12:20 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs CampusAUST 434
At the Interface of Tribe and State: The "Fourth Image" in World Politics - Tribal Homelands, Expanding States, and the Foundations of International Order
While the Arctic is perceived as a remote and isolated region, much the way Borneo and other remote regions are perceived in the West, it has in fact been part of a globally-integrated world economy for well over three centuries. Rather than directly address the Arctic, this talk will instead examine some commonalities shared by remote regions from the Arctic to the Tropics that experienced a similar wave of colonial expansion, globalization, and economic integration with the world economy, where tribal peoples remain(ed) demographically predominant, and where political order has come to depend on a reconciliation between tribal and state interests. A global comparative look at remote regions - from Borneo to Baffin Island - presents us with not only a new model for state formation and expansion rooted in a balancing of state and tribal interests, but an understanding of an enduring but often overlooked pillar of international order that suggests that the world system has been (and continues to be) defined not only by states and their economic, military and diplomatic powers as is commonly presumed by theorists of international relations, but also by tribal peoples in the more remote frontiers and interiors of former colonial states whose homelands were ultimately absorbed, but whose original peoples were neither displaced nor annihilated (as experienced in Europe and much of the Americas), but who instead became part of the very constitutional fabric of the polities that emerged during state formation. While neorealist IR theory was rooted in its Trinitarian structure of Individual, State and World System (the "three images"), there is in fact a "fourth image" (which can, more often than not, be described as tribal or neotribal) that has long been overlooked by western IR theorists, one that becomes increasingly obvious when examining remote regions far from the Westphalian core, where states and tribes have struck an enduring (though not always equal) balance. This paper will discuss these commonalities, and some preliminary insights gained from looking comparatively at the Arctic and Tropics - and how beyond the Westphalian core of Europe and the conquered indigenous territories of the Americas, world politics and international order are, have been, and will continue to be defined by the reconciliation of tribe and state, and a balancing of state and tribal interests.
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