A video lexicon for community geography

Type: Virtual Lightning Paper
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups:
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 17
Organizers: Jerry Shannon, Emily Barrett
Chairs: Jerry Shannon


The growth of community geography programs at U.S. institutions reflects ongoing interest in models of academic scholarship built around academic-community collaborations. Defined in a recent review as “a praxis rooted in collaborations between academic and public scholars resulting in mutually beneficial and co-produced knowledge,” (Shannon et al., 2020) community geography explicitly values the expertise of community members and aims to build mutually beneficial communities of inquiry, providing alternative models of scholarship within often historically White academic institutions and geography departments. It draws from other longstanding threads of engaged research within the discipline, most notably participatory action research, public participation GIS (PPGIS), and activist-scholarship with a specific focus on developing institutional models of engaged scholarship.

With this focus in mind, we invite contributions to a session that will generate a video lexicon for community geography. Participants will choose a word or phrase central to the ways they practice engaged research and teaching, such as equity, access, praxis, engagement, mapping, reflexivity, or community. Through a video of no more than three minutes, they will define the term in the context of their own work and explain how it impacts their scholarly practice or challenges existing institutional models of scholarship. Our session will consist of viewing these videos in a lightning talk style session and collectively reflecting on the cross-cutting themes or problematics they highlight.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Discussant Jerry Shannon University of Georgia 5 3:05 PM
Discussant Emily Barrett Vanderbilt University 5 3:10 PM
Discussant Jennifer Mokos Coastal Carolina University 5 3:15 PM
Presenter David Trimbach*, Oregon State University, Community Geography and Coastal Planning in Puget Sound, WA 5 3:20 PM
Presenter Renata Blumberg*, Montclair State University, Evan Bowness, University of British Columbia, Jennifer Nicklay, University of Minnesota, Alex Liebman, Rutgers University, Valentine Cadieux, Hamline University, Navigating Urban Agroecology with the Social Sciences: Reflexivity 5 3:25 PM
Discussant Karen Kinslow University of Kentucky 5 3:30 PM
Discussant Rebecca Theobald University of Colorado Colorado Springs 5 3:35 PM
Presenter Jennifer Mokos*, Coastal Carolina University, Defining “community” in community geography research 5 3:40 PM
Presenter Amanda Rees*, Columbus State University, Publicly-Engaged Community Geography 5 3:45 PM

To access contact information login