UCL Department of Geography


Letting the good times roll at AAG#2018

4 May 2018

UCL Geographers in New Orleans

Letting the good times roll at AAG#2018

Between 10 and 14 April, over 8000 geographers descended on New Orleans for the annual conference of the American Association of Geographers.

Frances Butler, reports on the UCL Geography contribution:

With the vibe of the French Quarter Fest as the backdrop, there was strong representation at paper sessions from UCL, including:

  • Amy Horton: Sites of grassroots action contesting finance capital's 'state fix'
  • Lucien Georgeson: Measuring the green economy
  • Lioba Hirsch: Decolonising the ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
  • Frances Brill: Real estate developers as networked agents
  • Jason Dittmer: British overseas territories as liminal states
  • Frances Butler: State responsibility to act on sea level rise in Coastal Louisiana.
  • Tariq Jazeel also participated in two panel sessions, including one on ‘The great strike’, reflecting on the recent UK university pension dispute.

Debates spilt out of conference rooms and into the surrounding streets and cafes where live music intermingled with the latest on GIS. There was even time to relax with colleagues after conference sessions.