Community Geography I: Thinking, Doing, and Teaching Community Geography

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Applied Geography Specialty Group, Digital Geographies Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Maryland A, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Jerry Shannon, Amber Bosse
Chairs: Jerry Shannon


Community geography has now had a formalized place within several U.S. academic geographic departments for nearly a decade. Combining participatory research approaches, a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, and a focus on pressing local issues related to social exclusion and environmental vulnerabilities, community geographers have developed teaching and research with relevance both for academic scholarship and for local stakeholders.

This panel will include reflections on three papers developed following a March 2017 gathering of community geographers, provisionally titled thinking, doing, and teaching community geography. The goal of these papers is to better define community geography as a field and provide examples of how we use it in communities and the classroom. The lead authors of each paper will share their reflections along with two discussants. This panel will also include space for discussion of the past, present, and future of community geography.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Jerry Shannon University of Georgia 20
Discussant Heather Fischer Arizona State University 20
Panelist Jonnell Robinson Syracuse University 20
Discussant Timothy Hawthorne University of Central Florida 20
Discussant Patricia SolĂ­s Arizona State University 20

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