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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)


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 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

Call for Papers, International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, 5-10 July 2015

Call for Papers, International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, 5-10 July 2015



Mona Domosh, Dartmouth College

Karen M. Morin, Bucknell University

Tamar Rothenberg, Bronx Community College-CUNY

It’s been over a decade since Domosh and Morin (2003*) reported on the status of feminist historical geography – a field which the authors argued, ‘”rarely traveled under its own name.” It seems appropriate to check back in and see where and how feminist historical geographers have traveled over the last decade. The International Conference of Historical Geographers in London provides us with an opportunity to regroup, to see where we’ve come as well as to claim space for feminists within historical geography. What spaces, knowledges, and practices have caught the attention of those whose work crosses the nexus of feminism-history-geography? Broadly we envision both paper sessions as well as panel discussions around a wide range of theoretical and applied topics, and aspire towards international inclusiveness.

Suggested topics within this theme of Feminist Historical Geography include (but are not limited to) the following:

  •  What are the connections between history and geography from a feminist perspective?
  • What is happening in feminist historical geography in various sites around the globe?
  • How have feminist historical geography theories, methods and insights been applied within various research programs?
  • What recent interventions have we seen in including women and gender in the history of geography?
  • What are the possibilities for collaborative work between women’s history and feminist historical geography?
  • How have scholars explored connections among feminist historical geography, environmental history, and science studies?

Submissions: Please submit 250-word paper abstract or panel session proposal to Tamar Rothenberg (, Mona Domosh (Mona.Domosh@Dartmouth.EDU) and Karen M. Morin ( by Friday. August 29th, 2014.

For further information on the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015:


Mona, Karen, and Tamar

* Mona Domosh and Karen M. Morin, “Travels with Feminist Historical Geography,” Gender, Place and Culture Vol. 10, No. 3 (2003): 257-264.


The Geographic Perspectives on Women (GPOW) Specialty Groups of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is again honoring recently published titles in feminist geography at the 2014 AAG Meeting in Tampa. Our aim is to celebrate and promote books being written within feminist geography and by feminist geographers at a wine a cheese reception during the Annual Meeting, April 8-12, 2014 (date and venue of reception to be announced).

If you would like to nominate a recent feminist geography book published between February 2013 and April 2014, please send the details of your nomination by March 1st, 2013 to me at:

Please limit your nominations to publications that were not honored at last year’s event.

Book authors will be asked to coordinate with their publishers to provide a copy of the book for display and any other relevant promotional materials, as well as to request that publishers assist with funding.

We look forward to celebrating you work and seeing you in the spring!


Sya Buryn Kedzior
GPOW Secretary

AAG Awards and Deadlines

Please take note of the following AAG awards and see if you know someone– perhaps yourself?– who might be deserving of such an award. The links haven’t translated properly, but you can go to the AAG website to look up the award. You’ll find additional awards and grants on that page as well. If you have further questions, you can contact Patricia Solis,

September 15, 2013 – AAG Enhancing Diversity Award

The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years.

September 15, 2013 – Honorary Geographer

Every year the AAG designates an individual as that year’s AAG Honorary Geographer as a way of recognizing excellence in research, teaching, or writing on geographic topics by non-geographers.

September 20, 2013 – AAG Brunn Creativity Award

The AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography is given annually to an individual geographer or team that has demonstrated originality, creativity, and significant intellectual breakthroughs in geography.

October 10, 2013 – Nystrom Award

The J. Warren Nystrom Award, established by former AAG Executive Director J. Warren Nystrom, supports an annual prize for a paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography.

October 15, 2013 – AAG Rose Anti-Racism Award

The Harold M. Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice honors geographers who have a demonstrated record of the type of research and active contributions to society that have marked Harold Rose’s career. The award will be given to those who have served to advance the discipline through their research, and who have also had an impact on anti-racist practice.

December 31, 2013 – AAG Glenda Laws Award 

The Glenda Laws Award recognizes outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. This award is named in memory of Glenda Laws-a geographer who brought energy and enthusiasm to her work on issues of social justice and social policy. Early to mid-career scholars involved in geographic research on one or more social issues are eligible for this award. (This is distinct from GPOW’s Glenda Laws Dissertation Award).

IUCN Global Gender Office announces the Environment and Gender Index

First-Ever Environment and Gender Index Will be Available in November
For the first time in history, there is a tool to monitor progress toward
gender equality in the context of global environmental governance. The
Environment and Gender Index (EGI) – a project of IUCN
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nations are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy
and planning. Comparative data across 72 developed and developing countries
will help decision-makers, civil society, and others evaluate progress while
identifying where the gaps lie in achieving gender equality in the
environmental context. The index will be particularly useful for those
working on issues related to environment, livelihoods, governance,
education, health and security.

The EGI will be launched on November 19 during the UNFCCC COP19
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information: <>  . To ensure you receive
announcements about the Index, as well as an electronic version upon
completion, please sign up on the website. If you have questions, please
contact us at