Announcing 2017-2018 Board Members!

We are happy to announce the 2017-2018 new GPOW Board! Many thanks to Ingrid for her fantastic leadership last year.

Past Chair: Ingrid L. Nelson (Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Vermont)

Chair: Julie Ann Silva (Associate Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park)

Vice Chair: Sharlene Mollett (Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Geography and Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough)

Secretary: Denise Goerisch (Assistant Professor in the Liberal Studies Department at Grand Valley State University)

Treasurer: Leslie Kern (Associate Professor, Geography & Environment, Mount Allison University)

Webweaver:  Robin Lovell (Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Manhattan College)

Session Coordinators: Martina Caretta (Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University) and Kaitlin Fertaly (Ph.D. student in the Geography Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder)

Awards Committee: Banu Gökarıksel (Associate Professor of Geography and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Rebecca Sheehan (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University)

Student Representatives:  Chris Neubert (Ph.D. student at UNC-Chapel Hill) and Araby Smyth (Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky)

International LiaisonLaura Pascoe (Ph.D. based at Queen’s University, Ontario Canada) and Rachel McArdle (Graduate Student at Maynooth University, Ireland)

Announcing 2016-2017 Board Members!

We are happy to announce the 2016-2017 new GPOW Board! Many thanks to Nicole for her fantastic leadership last year.

Past Chair: Nicole Laliberte (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga)

Chair: Ingrid Nelson (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Vermont).

Vice Chair: Julie Ann Silva (Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park)

Secretary: Denise Goerisch (Postdoctoral scholar with the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin Madison)

Treasurer: Leslie Kern (Assistant professor, Geography & Environment, Mount Allison University)

Session Coordinators: Amy Piedalue (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Washington) and Amy Schubert (Ph.D. candidate, Geography Department, University of Colorado at Boulder).

Awards CommitteeRebecca Sheehan (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University) and Beth Bee (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment, East Carolina University).

Student Representatives:  Yui Hashimoto (PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Milena Janiec (PhD Candidate, Geography and Environmental Science, University of South Florida)

Webweaver:  Jen Jack Gieseking (Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College)

International LiaisonLaura Pascoe (PhD from University of California, Davis, currently based in Canada) and Rachel McArdle (Graduate Student at Maynooth University, Ireland)

 

Hackathon 2015, A Success!

As posted on the Gender & Geography Bibliography website earlier this month, during Geography Awareness Week in mid-November 2015, over 49 individuals and groups participated in the Gender & Geography Bibliography Hackathon! Over a 1,000 new entries–many of them sorely missing books, book chapters, and articles, a large number of which are blissfully not in English–now fill the GGB. Thank you to all!

For those of you who still want to take part in the Hackathon, head to our group at https://www.zotero.org/groups/gendergeog/ and request to join and Jack Gieseking (lead admin) will get a note to add you. From there, you and perhaps your friends–perhaps this is the new wild idea for wine night amongst the feminist dorks among us?? how fantastic–and follow the directions in previous posts. Email jack DOT gieseking AT trincoll DOT edu if you have any questions.

We will likely see you next year for GGBH2.0!

New 2008, 2011, and 2012 AAG GPOW Photo Galleries

We have just uploaded photos from GPOW receptions over the years! It’s wonderful to see the humans behind all of the papers we read and in the wonderful environments we deserve: books, seltzer, and wine. 🙂 Please send on photos for missing years directly to jgieseking AT gmail DOT com and Jack will post them soon.

Many thanks to the thoughtful leadership of  Tiffany Muller Myrdahl who gathered these photos for us over the years.

Seattle & NYC photos: CC BY-SA GPOW 2015

Boston photos: CC BY-SA GPOW & Damaris Rose 2015

How to Learn/Use Zotero for the GGB Hackathon

As we recently shared via email, we are counting down the days until the Gender & Geography Bibliography Hackathon (sponsored by the Gendered Perspectives on Women Group of the AAG), which will take place from November 15th through the 21st, 2015!

For the very brief version, sign up to participate here: http://bit.ly/GGBhack_signup. Below are the detailed directions (to distribute these instructions, the link to this post is http://gpow.org/gendergeog/2015/10/23/how-to-ggb-hackathon/). This post provides more details about the following:

  1. a quick recap summarizing the hackathon
  2. how to learn/use Zotero for the GGB Hackathon
  3. how to join the GGB Hackathon Zotero group
  4. how to add to the citations

1. What is the GGB Hackathon? A hackathon is a time when a group of people come together to work on a digital project together, usually by coding and creating content for an app or website. Skills and time involved are minimal and the outcome is a profound source of public knowledge for our various fields, as well as useful training in the citation management software, Zotero. We are eagerly seeking faculty, students, and staff who want to take part any time and anywhere during the 11/15-11/21 week in adding to and editing the now 3,000+ large online, citation database of feminist geographic sources. Folks can work on their own or form their own groups. This video below explains the gist of the GGBH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xRVT7R26Dk.

Sign up to participate here: http://bit.ly/GGBhack_signup.
2. How do I learn/use Zotero for the GGB Hackathon? This post you are reading now explains the key steps in downloading and getting to know Zotero, both for everyday use and specifically for the Hackathon. Even for the non-tech oriented, Zotero is a simple piece of software to use. Once you learn it, you will probably use it for your own research!! A small group of dedicated folks have developed the GPOW Bibliography website with a citation management tool called Zotero. Why use Zotero? It’s easy to learn and use, and it formats, alphabetizes, the stores citations for us–we will never need to edit again! Hurrah! This means that to take part in our GPOW efforts, you need to do a few simple things:
  1. If you are not a Zotero expert, watch
  2. Follow the steps in the video to download Zotero at zotero.org. We recommend using Zotero through Firefox because of the increased functionality but it’s up to you!
  3. Login to zotero.org and create an account.
  4. Play around with Zotero for 15 minutes. Maybe add your present syllabus to a folder, or the publications for a paper you are working on. They will be useful forevermore in this state so this is great work.

3. How do I join the GGB group on Zotero? And why is it members only? We have kept the Zotero GenderGeog group (https://www.zotero.org/groups/gendergeog) as members only so that everyone who wants to participate can be supported by name, and we can reach out to folks in the future with various interests. Also, trolling of feminist hackathons is common and while Zotero makes backups of deletions, better safe than sorry our first time out! At the same time, the Gender & Geography Bibilography is a project for and by the publics so that the materials we share are public. We expect these steps to take around 5-10 minutes of your time.

4. Okay, I’m in! Now how do I add citations to the bibliography? Woohoo! We’re so excited to have you here! In the GGB sign-up page, specify on which area you would like to focus. We’ve narrowed it down to the following: languages, scholars, book publishers, research topics, and journals. We expect you to spend anywhere from 30 minutes two hours or even, for some who come to love it, hours and hours on the hackathon. Hack as you desire! Here’s how the GGB Hackathon works:

  1. In terms of languages, English is drastically overrepresented. At the same time, Zotero is still working on moving beyond the Roman alphabet so we have constraints there for now.
  2. For scholars, we have many key folks who do gender and geog in the field of geography but we really need to broaden our approach. Also, younger scholars are underrepresented or absent. The best way to find these materials are by comparing online CVs to major article databases or Google Scholar.
  3. Regarding book publishers, we are missing entire years of key monographs and, especially, book chapters. We recommend using WordlCat, Amazon, and/or Google Scholar for these searches.
  4. When it comes to journals, we have some journals well addressed, such as Gender, Place and Culture but, still, many pieces are missing. If you want to just take up a few journals and add all gender-related selections, it’s an easy search and a huge help.
  5. Oh, and of course: research topics! From experts in political ecology to sexuality and space, from participatory youth environments to food economies, we need your wisdom! List the key topics you would search in major database engines or Google Scholar to include here.
  6. Finally, editing, editing, editing is always needed. Citations for books are missing places of publication, and many things are misspelled, missing page numbers, and so on. If you’re a detail-oriented person, have at it.
Thanks to all of those who have worked for years and years to get us to the place we are at today, and thanks to those who will join in and bring this work even further along! It is so very exciting to bring so much excellent work on geography and gender to the world! Sure, you can add before 11/15-11/21 but don’t forget to join in the fun when we are all in the same spacetime of Zotero during Geography Awareness Week (11/15-11/21)! See you soon.
Our very best,
For the production and sharing of knowledge in all things gender and geography,

Jack Gieseking & Laura Shillington

Gender & Geography Hackathon Date Set! Video Launched!

Our introduction video to the Gender & Geography Bibliography Hackathon, set for November 15th to the 21st, has launched! Watch below to learn what the Hackathon’s about and how you can join in!!! See more details below.

A hackathon is a time when a group of people come together to work on a digital project together, usually by coding and creating content for an app or website. Skills and time involved are minimal and the outcome is a profound source of public knowledge for our various fields, as well as useful training in the citation management software, Zotero. Please consider forwarding this post to those at your universities and beyond who may find it of interest.

We are eagerly seeking faculty, students, and staff who want to take part any time and anywhere during that week in adding to and editing the now 3,000+ large online, citation database of feminist geographic sources. We are particularly keen to have folks contribute books, book chapters, and multimedia citations, and we are completely desirous of contributions of non-English materials. Folks can work on their own or form their own groups. If you are looking for another assignment or are considering offering extra credit to students, participation in the GGBH would be a great learning opportunity and contribution!

2015-2016 GPOW Board Members

Congrats to the new board of GPOW and many thanks to former chair Laura Shillington for a wonderful year!

Past Chair

Laura Shillington (Assistant Professor, University for Peace, Costa Rica)

Chair

Nicole Laliberte (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga)

Vice Chair

Ingrid Nelson (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Vermont)

Secretary

Sarah Stinard-Kiel (PhD Student, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University)

Treasurer

Sendy E. Guerrier Alcidonis (PhD Student, Department of Geography & Urban Studies, Temple University)

Session Coordinators

Amy Piedalue (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Washington)

Amy Schubert (Ph.D. candidate, Geography Department, University of Colorado at Boulder).

Awards Committee

Nazgol Bagheri (Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Political Science, Global Affairs, & Geography, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Beth Bee (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment, East Carolina University)

Student Representatives

Yui Hashimoto (PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Milena Janiec (PhD Candidate, Geography and Environmental Science, University of South Florida)

Webweaver  

Jen Jack Gieseking (Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College)

International Liaison

Tanja Bastia (Senior Lecturer, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester)

 

2015 GPOW Board Election Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the election of new board members! We have now closed the election on Survey Monkey and below are the results. We want to welcome the new members to the board.

Vice Chair (one year position, Chair next year)

INGRID NELSON, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Vermont.

Session Coordinators (two year position)

The two candidates have decided to share the position and collectively organize AAG sessions for the next two years.

AMY PIEDALUE, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Washington.

AMY SCHUBERT, Ph.D. candidate, Geography Department, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Awards Committee (two year position, to join Nazgol Bagheri).

BETH BEE, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment, East Carolina University.

Student Representatives (two year position)

YUI HASHIMOTO, PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

MILENA JANIEC, PhD Candidate, Geography and Environmental Science, University of South Florida

International Liaison (two year position)

TANJA BASTIA, PhD. Senior Lecturer, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester

A very special thanks to the below outgoing committee members, who put in a lot of time and effort to contribute to the success of the GPOW!

Tamar Rothenberg, Past Chair

Jill Williams, Session Coordinator

Roberta Hawkins, Awards Committee

Ann Marie Murnaghan, International Liaison

Marina Islas, Arielle Hesse, and Remi Alapo, Student Representatives

GPOW Book Reception at AAG (Chicago, 2015)

The GPOW book reception at the 2015 AAGs in Chicago will be held on Wednesday, 22nd April from 7 to 9pm.

Please see the list of honoured books here

The reception will be held at Open Books  (http://www.openbooks.org/about/) a non-profit that provides a variety of literacy programmes to children, youth and adults in the Chicago area.

Open Books is easily accessible from the AAG conference hotels with a short train (‘L’) ride or a cab.

See map: https://goo.gl/maps/Blytv