The Eclectic Environmental Geographies of Jody Emel II

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (MDT)
Room: Regency Ballroom, Omni, West
Organizers: Matt Huber, Roberta Hawkins
Chairs: Matt Huber


This series of two panels aims to celebrate the career and scholarship of Jody Emel on the occasion of her retirement from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Jody's contributions to nature-society geography is wide ranging empirically including groundbreaking work on water, mining, and animal geographies. More broadly we note two major hallmarks of her approach to research: (1) a willingness to embrace eclecticism and to follow processes where they lead, rather than staying within any fixed framework, whether it be political economy, feminist or poststructural, for instance; (2) her continual insistence on pragmatism and policy relevance; and that we be more than critics, illustrated by her oft-repeated interrogation: “what’s the point?" These panels will allow many of Jody's students and collaborators to reflect on her influence as a mentor and on the field more broadly.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Matt Huber Syracuse University 10
Panelist Alida Cantor Portland State University 10
Panelist Roberta Hawkins University of Guelph 10
Panelist Miles Kenney-Lazar National University Of Singapore 10
Panelist ELISABETH STODDARD Worcester Polytechnic Institute 10
Panelist ILANAH TAVES University of Cambridge 10
Panelist Jacque (Jody) Emel Clark University 10

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