Geography Colloquium Series

Fall 2022

The Geography Department at UWM hosts a weekly colloquium series on geographic topics. Colloquia range from presentations by UWM faculty, Geography graduate students, visiting speakers including our distinguished Mayer speakers; roundtables for professional development; and field trips. Some of these events are coordinated with other programs on campus (see the sponsors listed below).

We are grateful to the American Geographical Society Library for allowing us to host speakers in their space.

Most colloquium series presentations are held in the American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor, Golda Meir Library. Some events will be virtual or in other locations.

Colloquia are on Fridays: Fall term: 3:00 pm* 

*Unless otherwise indicated

DateTopic, speakers, sponsors, location, and other details
Jan 28Field trip to Hostile Terrains exhibit, Emile H. Mathis Gallery, Mitchell Hall 170
Feb 4

Lectures committee meeting, virtual and in person (Teams and Bolton 487)
Feb 11Asia: In Conversation – Dialogues on Engaging Muslim Communities in Research ,
with Janan Najeeb (Muslim Milwaukee Women’s Coalition), Anna Mansson McGinty (Geography & Women's and Gender Studies), Caroline Seymour-Jorn (Comparative Literature), and Kristin Sziarto (Geography)
Sponsored by UWM Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the William F. Vilas Trust
2:00 – 3:30 pm; Zoom, link will be provided
Feb 16Joseph Ewoodzie, "Getting Something to Eat in Jackson"
Sponsored by Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Center for 21st Century Studies, Department of Geography, Department of Sociology, and the Urban Studies Programs
Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30 pm; Zoom, link will be provided
Feb 18Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marquette University, the Spanish Travelers Project
Sponsored by AGS Libraries
3 pm, in person, UWM Libraries, Digital Humanities Lab
Feb 25

Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law, In This Together: Feminist Mutual Aid for Survival and Mobilization
(WGS Feminist Lecture, virtual, registration required
Also: Annual Meeting of the AAG, February 25 – March 1
Mar 4Sarah Ryniker, “Beyond Borders: Place, Politics, and Belonging in the Refugee Community of Clarkston, Georgia” (dissertation research), in Teams
Mar 11Mental health roundtable – Graduate students only (location TBD)
Mar 18Pedagogy roundtable – All instructors (Teams)
Mar 25No colloquium- Spring break
Apr 1Beyond Academia: Geographers Outside the University, with UWM Geography alumni (Teams)
Apr 6-8 GIS Days by the UWM GIS Council; see for details.
Apr 15Jonathan Adsit, Master’s thesis; Colin Pitman, Master’s thesis (in person)
Apr 22Dulmini Jayawardena, PhD proposal (Teams)
Apr 29Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture: Kris Olds, UW-Madison, “Mapping the Evolving Global Higher Education & Research Landscape”(in person)
May 6Geography 600 Research symposium - all-day event (in person)
May 13No colloquium- Study day
Sept 23Grad workshop – Pedagogy: “How Teaching is Going so far this Semester? A Facilitated Conversation,” led by Prof. Sziarto, Bolton Hall Room 487 and on Teams
Oct 7“Exploring Hidden Water Stories with the Milwaukee Community Map.” Michael Timm, Reflo. Held in the American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor, Golda Meir Library.
Oct 14“Virtual Grad Student Meeting I” (Teams) with the Department Chair and Graduate Program Chair, Profs. Holifield and Donnelly.
Oct 20, 12:00 noonSchool of Architecture and Urban Planning, Innovative Cities Lecture Series, “Mapping Racism and Resistance in Milwaukee County: Racial Covenants and the Struggle for Housing in the Urban North,” Prof. Anne Bonds, AUP 126/Student Lounge and virtual.
Oct 21WGS Vilas Lecture, Greene Hall: “Indigenous Art as Revisioning and Unsettling Colonial Enclosure,” Prof. Mishuana Goeman, the University at Buffalo.
“Academic Adventurers Series talk,” AGSL: Speaker and title TBD.
Oct 27, 4:00pm2022 Fromkin Lecture: “The Comforts of Heritage: Tourism, Race, and Public Memory in Charleston, South Carolina,” Associate Prof. Shevaun Watson, UWM Dept. English. UWM Libraries 4th floor conference center
Oct 28Grad workshop: “Graduate Writing,” led by UWM Writing Center staff.
Nov 4Dept. Geography Mayer Lecture: “Urban Water Resilience in a Changing Environment and Society,” Prof. Heejun Chang, Portland State University.
Nov 11“Academic Adventurers Series talk,” AGSL: Speaker and title TBD.
Nov 17, 4:00pm“Milwaukee: A City Built on Water,” John Gurda, UWM Dept. Geosciences Colloquium, Lapham Hall N103.
Nov 18“Virtual Grad Student Meeting II” (Teams) with the Department Chair and Graduate Program Chair, Profs. Holifield and Donnelly.
Nov 25No colloquium – Thanksgiving.
Dec 2No colloquium
Dec 9Grad workshop – Pedagogy: “Best Practices in Syllabus Design,” led by Prof. Sziarto.
Dec 16No colloquium – Final exams in progress.