Call for applications, deadline January 31st – Antipode’s 7th Institute for the Geographies of Justice

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Antipode’s 7th Institute for the Geographies of Justice

Antipode’s 7th Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ) will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, from June 17th to 21st 2019.

To date, Antipode had hosted six Institutes for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ): Athens, Georgia, USA (2007), Manchester, UK (2009), Athens, Georgia, USA (2011), Durban, South Africa (2013), Johannesburg, South Africa (2015), Montréal, Québec, Canada (2017). We are delighted to announce that the 7th Institute will be held in Mexico City from June 17th to 21st 2019. Antipode’s 7th IGJ will provide an exciting opportunity to engage leading edge theoretical, methodological, and research-practice issues in the field of radical geography and social justice (both broadly defined), along with a range of associated professional and career development matters. This international meeting will be specifically designed to meet the needs of new researchers, taking the form of an intensive, interactive workshop for 25 participants.

It will include facilitated discussion groups, debates and panels, training and skills development modules, plenary sessions and a field trip. Topics for the meeting will include: defining radical/critical geographies, models of engagement broadly/models of activist-scholarship specifically, interdisciplinary radical work, producing public geographies, locating the boundaries of “the geographies of justice”, the institutional cultures of radical geography, interdisciplinary dialogue and radical geography, how to teach radical geographies, publishing radical geographies and mapping the future of radical/critical geographies.

In addition to facilitated discussions, we will make the most of being in Mexico City by interacting with local scholars and activists.

Featured plenary contributors at the Mexico City (2019) IGJ will be:

Adam Bledsoe, Florida State University

Julie-Anne Boudreau , National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) / Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société

Verónica Crossa, El Colegio de México

Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Kate Derickson, University of Minnesota

Blanca Ramirez, Metropolitan Autonomous University – Xochimilco

Melissa Wright, Penn State University

The organizers of the meeting are:

Verónica Crossa, El Colegio de México

Julie-Anne Boudreau , National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) / Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société

Nik Heynen, University of Georgia

Andy Kent, Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography / The Antipode Foundation

Blanca Ramirez, Metropolitan Autonomous University – Xochimilco

Who is Eligible and How to Apply?

The Institute for the Geographies of Justice is open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed junior faculty (normally within three years of appointment).

The Institute participation fee will be US$200 for graduate students and US$250 for faculty and postdoctoral researchers. This fee will include your lodging for the week, a couple meals here and there and fund a reception at the end of the week.

See here for info about past IGJs: https://antipodeonline.org/institute-for-the-geographies-of-justice/past-institutes/

All those wishing to attend the IGJ must complete a pre-registration form by January 31st 2019. Pre-registration forms are available here: https://antipodeonline.org/institute-for-the-geographies-of-justice/apply/

Limited travel funds will be made available for some (see the pre-registration form) through the financial support of the Antipode Foundation. Other financial support for the IGJ is also being provided by the Antipode Foundation: https://antipodeonline.org/

Further information about the Institute for the Geographies of Justice can be obtained from Nik Heynen at nheynen@uga.edu

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