Navigating the Field: Supporting Women in Geography across Sub-disciplines, 7th Annual Panel

Type: Panel
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Graduate Student Affinity Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development, Harassment-Free AAG Initiative, Harassment-Free AAG Initiative
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Michelle Ritchie
Chairs: Michelle Ritchie

Call for Submissions

The field, feminist geographers remind us, is a messy site of emotions, difference, and power relations (Faria & Mollett 2014; Kobayashi 1994; Nast 1994). This panel brings together faculty and students to discuss how we navigate “the field,” considering the field as either (1) a space that is entered to conduct research, or (2) the field of geography more broadly. Panelists will discuss overcoming challenges in the field; preparing for, experiencing, negotiating, or reflecting on fieldwork experiences; bringing feminist geographic methods into the field; bringing fieldwork back home; and bringing the home into the field. The panel is organized by Penn State’s Supporting Women in Geography organization, a graduate student-run advocacy group which aims to support women and other underrepresented groups within the discipline of geography.


Description

The field, feminist geographers remind us, is a messy site of emotions, difference, and power relations (Faria & Mollett 2014; Kobayashi 1994; Nast 1994). This panel will bring together faculty and students with varying amounts of fieldwork experience to discuss how we navigate “the field,” considering the field as either (1) a space that is entered to conduct research (e.g. a country, environment, mindset), or (2) the field of geography more broadly (e.g. a culture, network, department, knowledge center). Discussion topics may include, but are not limited to: overcoming challenges in the field; preparing for, experiencing, negotiating, or reflecting on fieldwork experiences; bringing feminist geographic methods into the field; bringing fieldwork back home, or bringing the home into the field.

This session is the 7th annual panel organized by Penn State’s Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), a graduate student-run organization which aims to support women and other underrepresented groups through community service, professional development, and advocacy.

We invite new and returning participants to attend and participate in this discussion. If you are interested in serving on our informal panel, please submit a short explanation of how your contribution aligns with the session description by October 25, 2018, to Michelle Ritchie at mar550@psu.edu.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Introduction Michelle Ritchie Pennsylvania State University 20
Panelist Ruchi Patel Pennsylvania State University 10
Panelist Jaclyn Guz Clark University 10
Discussant Jennifer Titanski-Hooper Francis Marion University 10
Panelist Esra Alkim Karaagac University of Waterloo 10
Panelist Laura Sauls Clark University 10
Panelist Melva Treviño-Peña University of Rhode Island 10
Discussant Michelle Ritchie Pennsylvania State University 20

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