Reflecting on the past and future of Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), 6th Annual Panel

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Graduate Student Affinity Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Lauren Fritzsche
Chairs: Lauren Fritzsche


For almost two decades, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) groups have been operating on campus and in the workplace at the campus level to promote the participation of women in the discipline of geography and to empower women who are pursuing academic and professional careers in geography. This panel provides the opportunity for national and international SWIG chapters to come together to network, share lessons and experiences, and strategize for the future in the form of a round table discussion. This will be a collaborative learning space to discuss the various activities SWIG chapters engage with in their departments, and share ideas about how SWIG chapters can more powerfully intervene on their campuses and places of work, in the AAG, and in the discipline of geography more broadly. We hope that the conversations initiated during this panel will strengthen and expand our existing network of SWIG chapters through creating space for greater collaboration. Additionally, we aim to provide strategies for getting SWIG chapters started in different institutional contexts and to encourage the students in the field of geography to establishment their own SWIG chapters within their departments or institutions. As a result of this panel, we hope that the SWIG community can continue to grow and effect change in the discipline of geography.


Type Details Minutes
Discussant Lauren Fritzsche Pennsylvania State University 5
Discussant Cadi Fung Michigan State University 15
Panelist Victoria Breeze Michigan State University 15
Discussant Keavy McFadden 15
Panelist Alisa Hartsell Texas State University - San Marcos 15
Discussant Elsa Noterman University of Wisconsin - Madison 15
Panelist Blaire O'Neal San Diego State University 10

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