The Dis/Appeared

As I work on my project with Oliver Hernández Lara on ‘landscapes of disappearance,’ I find this helpful resource — a video essay by Ian Alan Paul, linked trough Derek Gregory’s Geographical Imaginations blog: The Dis/Appeared

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Call for Applications – Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Latin American Geography

Call for Applications – Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Latin American Geography

The Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG) is opening a search for an Editor-in-Chief of its flagship publication the Journal of Latin American Geography (JLAG).

JLAG is the leading academic journal in the field of Latin American Geography and currently publishes three volumes per year. JLAG has a global readership, publishes articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, andpromotes an inclusive and progressive approach towards Latin Americanist Geography. In recent years, JLAG has seen tremendous growth in readership, the number and quality of submissions, and the kinds of material published in its pages. As the chief steward of the most important publication of a 50-year-old academic community, the Editor-in-Chief of JLAG will bring passionate and creative engagement to the organization and to themanagement of the Journal.

JLAG’s Editor-in-Chief is responsible for setting editorial policy, promoting submissions, recruiting reviewers, guiding articles through the editorial process, and working with copyeditors, production professionals, and printers.The Editor-in-Chief is also responsible for liaising with academic institutions, scholars, and policy makers throughout the Americas and beyond. The incoming editor should have broad experience in writing and editing academicjournals, have an academic-level proficiency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and be able to articulate a clear vision and action plan for the coming years.

The explicit qualifications of the editor require knowledge of the academic publishing industry, experience negotiating multiple workflows and stakeholders, an ability to work with a team of Associate Editors, Copy Editors, and Designers, and to possess a broad knowledge of geographic (and other) literatures relevant to emerging and historical scholarship in the Americas.

This is a four year term with a transition phase that begins August 2018 and runs through December 2022. We invite applications from interested candidates with a PhD in geography or a related discipline, who have a trackrecord of publishing and research in issues related to Latin America, have demonstrable editorial experience, and possess an academic affiliation. The Editor-in-Chief reports to and is part of the CLAG Board of Directors. TheEditorship is a key position of intellectual leadership in the organization and provides an annual stipend of US$ 6000.

The incoming editor will work closely with the current Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Gaffney, on the third issue of 2018 in order to facilitate the transition process and will be responsible for recruiting one Associate Editor and two members of the International Review Board to join the current editorial team.

Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae highlighting editorial experience, and a statement outlining a vision for the editorship to jseemann@bsu.edu. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2018.

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Essay: The Idea of Racial Progress and the Ongoing Racialization of American Landscapes

Michael Crutcher delivered the Cultural Geography Specialty Group marquee address at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers in New Orleans, and I have co-authored a short essay with Joe Moose (a MA student at University of Wyoming) on what it is to re-read Crutcher’s 2010 book Tremé in 2018. The essay can be found here, as part of the Cultural Geography Specialty Group’s 2018 newsletter.) Our discussion of Tremé is influenced by reading we have been doing throughout the semester for an independent study course titled ‘Race, Place, and Sports’ that I am facilitating as Joe’s committee chair to support his innovative MA thesis research on racialization in and through professional baseball in the United States.

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Highlights from the new issue of NACLA

The new issue of NACLA (the North American Congress on Latin America) includes some worthwhile reading. Geoff Boyce makes the case for divestment in his analysis of border patrol, Angus McNelly and Jeffery Webber offer an interpretation of the ongoing labor politics of pensions in the UK in trans-Atlantic context (contribute to the strike fund here), and Claire Branigan sits with Cecilia Palmeiro for an interview on transnational feminist organizing and the tactic of striking.

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1968, Contingency, and the Political Geography of Latin America

I am giving a talk today as part of the Department of Geography Lunch Speaker Series at the University of Wyoming. The talk will inform my short article in preparation for the Journal of Latin American Geography.

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Videos from the final days of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs conference, ‘1968, Fifty Years of Struggle’

A video from the excellent presentations and discussion on Friday, March 9 is available here (I present at 4:43).

The video from the presentations and discussion today (Saturday, March 10) is available here.

The organizers in Middlebury should be proud of a very successful conference, which is well positioned for subsequent dissemination the form of an edited volume or some kind of digital dissemination. A post-conference discussion noted that ‘continuity’ was a key word in the presentations at this conference — that almost all of the presenters either situated 1968 in the ‘long sixties’ or focused on the contemporary significance of the year. The romance of ‘rupture’ was less pronounced in this conversation than in many commentaries on ’68. The original schedule for the conference is found here.

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Videos and live streaming of ‘1968, Fifty Years of Struggle’ in Middlebury, VT

Presenters made it to Middlebury for the conference (I discuss it in a previous post) despite the nor’easter. (I could not arrive because of the weather but will present remotely this afternoon.) The conference organizers produced a video of Tamar Meyer’s opening comments and Todd Gitlin’s keynote address, “The Ambiguous Consequences of Failed Revolutions” (13:00 in the video below).

The conference organizers will provide live web streams of the rest of the conference here, and, if I understand correctly, will produce videos after the conference ends on Saturday. I will be presenting “Mexican transition(s) and youth political engagement after 1968 in Mexico City” at 4:45 EST.

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