Legal geography explores the practice and conceptualization of the law in and via place and space, examining the relationship between law and the changing spatial, social, and environmental conditions that create and contribute to our understanding of the world(s) we inhabit. This session features graduate student scholars who pursue research that involves legal inquiry-- whether you consider yourself a 'spatial detective' (Bennett 2015), a transdisciplinary/post-disciplinary scholar (Braverman et al. 2014), or are simply interested in the utility of legal geography as a subdiscipline for supporting your work. As legal geographers we study a wide range of topics, including (im)migration, environmental justice, property, resource management, the administration of law in place, law and urban spaces, and much more.
|Presenter||Alanna Higgins*, West Virginia University, Tracing the Spatial Imaginary of “Nothingness”: A Legal Geographic Interrogation of the Food Desert in US Federal Policy||15||3:05 PM|
|Presenter||Hannah Kass*, University of Wisconsin, The Claws of the Land: Capitalism-Law Collusion in the Corporate Food Regime||15||3:20 PM|
|Presenter||Persis Taraporevala*, King's College London, Homegrown’ Smart Cities: empowering or deregulating Indian municipal government?||15||3:35 PM|
|Presenter||Daniel Gonzalez*, University of Illinois, The Annihilation of Jurisdiction by Data Interoperability: Mapping DHS’ Infrastructure of Integration and Coordination||15||3:50 PM|
|Discussant||Austin Kocher Syracuse University||15||4:05 PM|
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