I'm looking forward to chatting with OSU Extensionist Weston Miller today on his weekly talk show, "Grow PDX", which airs on XRAY fm. Tune in via livestream from 1 to 1:30 pm (Pacific), or go old-school and listen at 91.1fm or 107.1fm if you're in North Portland. And if you miss it, you can also listen to the archived podcast later.
I'm proud to announce that several of my students past and present, have exciting news!
Erin Goodling successfully defended her dissertation! It's called "Grassroots Resistance in the Sustainable City: Portland Harbor Superfund Site Contamination, Cleanup, and Collective Action".
Melanie Malone also just successfully defended her dissertation, entitled "Using Critical Physical Geography to Map the Unintended Consequences of Conservation Management Programs". She's headed off to a faculty position with a liberal arts undergraduate program called The Oregon Extension.
Dillon Mahmoudi has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, where he'll be rocking the spatial analysis and geovisualization worlds with his cutting edge contributions to critical GIS... he successfully defended his thesis a few weeks ago, entitled "Making Software, Making Regions".
Congrats, Drs. Goodling, Malone, and Mahmoudi !!!
And there's more...
Mike Simpson, now a PhD candidate in geography at UBC, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to spend next year in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota, where he'll be working on his dissertation research on indigeneity, and pipelines. His project is entitled: "Capillaries of Capital: Neoliberal Natures, Leaky Sovereignties, and Poltical Ecologies of Pipelines".
And last but not least, Diana Denham received a prestigious Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship from the Inter-American Foundation, which will fund her dissertation research in Oaxaca. Her project is entitled: "The Persistence of Indigenous Markets in Mexico’s “Supermarket Revolution".
Congrats to all! You make me really proud!
Nathan McClintock is a geographer and professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University.