Forum: Celebrating Diversity in Geography

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development, Disability Specialty Group, Sexuality and Space Specialty Group, Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Mark Revell, Coline Dony, Jolene Keen
Chairs: Darryl Cohen


As the AAG celebrates the 10th year of its Diversity Ambassadors program, we invite the chairs of a number of the AAG's specialty and affinity groups to share their experiences as leaders in promoting and celebrating diversity within the AAG and throughout the discipline of geography. This panel features chairs of several diversity-related specialty and affinity groups, who will reflect on how the composition of the AAG's membership has changed over time, and discuss how their work has addressed the challenges associated with increasing diversity in geography. A discussion between the panelists and audience members will follow as time allows. Part of a two day track of sessions in celebration of 10 years of the AAG's Diversity Ambassadors.

Potential questions:

1) Tell us about your specialty/affinity group. What is its mission?

2) Do you think the work of your specialty/affinity group has impacted diversity within the AAG/discipline of geography? If so, how?

3) Have you noticed any changes in the level of diversity among the members of your specialty/affinity group in recent years? Among AAG attendees in general?

4) What steps might you like to see the AAG take to continue to support your specialty/affinity group's mission, and to continue to enhance diversity within the discipline of geography?


Type Details Minutes
Discussant Douglas Allen Florida State University 20
Discussant Rae Rosenberg 20
Discussant Renee Louis Institute of Policy and Social Research 20
Discussant Deborah Metzel University of Massachusetts - Boston 20
Discussant Hamish Robertson University of Technology Sydney 20

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