Society, Space and Social Justice

Type: Interactive Short Paper
Sponsor Groups: Disability Specialty Group, Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 10, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Vandana Wadhwa, Jennifer Pomeroy, Jeremy Tasch
Chairs: Vandana Wadhwa


This interactive paper session aims to explore social justice and injustice in its multitude of forms and diverse settings. We seek papers that apply the unique geographic engagement with space to elucidate the various ways in which social injustice is operationalized in society and social structures. Selected papers will have a chance to be included in an edited volume of the same title. We encourage works that explore topics and/or geographic settings and scales that are marginally studied. Theoretical engagements are welcome. Topics include but are not limited to:
• Disability and difference
• Ecology and environment
• Food and healthcare
• Gender and sexuality
• Hazards and disasters
• Migration and immigration
• Political rights and disenfranchisement
• Race and Ethnicity
• Technology and digital divides
• Related concepts of slow violence and structural violence


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrew Myers*, University of Montana, Lillie Greiman, University of Montana, Community Starts at Home: Toward Equitable Housing for People with Disabilities 5 3:20 PM
Presenter Ryan Lee Cartwright*, UC Davis, Disability and Geographies of ‘Nerves’ in the Rural United States 5 3:25 PM
Presenter Luis Emilio Cecchi*, Hamburg University, Freedom, Justice and Space. Infrastructure as a driver of spatial justice? 5 3:30 PM
Presenter Jeremy Tasch*, Towson University, More than just a “Bridge”? Russia’s Asian Pivot through Vladivostok 5 3:35 PM
Presenter Tiago Fonseca*, , Analysis of the pressures of land valorization on the buffer zone of Tijuca National Park (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 5 3:40 PM
Presenter Vidyamali Samarasinghe*, American University, Subversion of Social Justice in Immigration Policy in Sri Lanka; Analyzing its Impact on Sri Lankan Overseas Female Domestic Workersstic 5 3:45 PM
Presenter Caitlin Alcorn*, University of Washington, The Shifting Geographies of Paid Domestic Work in Urban Brazil 5 3:50 PM
Presenter Marcia England*, Miami University, Women on Waves Making Waves: Medical Abortions in International Waters 5 3:55 PM
Presenter Darrell Carvalho*, California State University, Long Beach - Department of Geography, Fear in Motion: Gendered experiences of "street" harassment along the Los Angeles Blue Line 5 4:00 PM
Presenter Vandana Wadhwa*, MERIDIAN R&C LLC, Jennifer Pomeroy, York College of Pennsylvania, Making the invisible visible: Placing women in India's urban social space 5 4:05 PM

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