Category Archives: Political Geographies of the State

Editorial: An active role for political geography in our current conjuncture

*** Wiley has released the early view of our co-authored statement of an editorial direction for the political geography section of Geography Compass. In the essay, An active role for political geography in our current conjuncture, Kevin Grove and I describe … Continue reading

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Call for Chapter Proposals – Volume on Youth, Law and Politics

This call for chapters may be of interest to readers of the blog. It dovetails nicely with the focus on categories and their facilitation of governance which animates some of the more exciting work on political geographies of young people. … Continue reading

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Politicizing disappearance: three scenes from central Mexico

I will give a talk here at the University of Wyoming next week at our Center for Global Studies. The arguments draw from my ongoing research with Oliver Hernández Lara at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México in Toluca. … Continue reading

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Geographies of crime and securitization in neoliberal Mexico, contributions to the Journal of Latin American Geography 16(3)

The editorial team for the Journal of Latin American Geography has released 16(3), which includes a number of excellent contributions, including an interesting analysis of changes in the spatial distribution of violence in Mexico between 2006 and 2011, a process … Continue reading

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‘Critical Geographies in Latin America’ – Journal of Latin American Geography 16(1)

The Journal of Latin American Geography has just released a new special issue on ‘Critical Geographies in Latin America,’ which is part of a very intentional turn in the editorial position of the journal (as detailed here in JLAG 15[1]). In … Continue reading

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Mexican Transitions: Tlatelolco, stories of progress, and becoming adult in Mexico City

The program for the 2017 Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers meeting in New Orleans is now available online. I will present a paper I’m developing from out of my work in Mexico City (abstract below). Mexican Transitions: Tlatelolco, stories of … Continue reading

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Back in Mexico City around the second anniversary of #Ayotzinapa

I am still in the early days of a short trip for fieldwork around the second anniversary of the forced disappearance of the student teachers in Guerrero. This is the first of two posts today. I will post another this … Continue reading

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