Klinger Sponsors Students to Present at AAG Meeting

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Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, recently sponsored four of her student advisees to present posters on their research projects at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, held in Boston the weekend of April 6, 2017.

Morgan Peterson, Jessica Duque Gomez, Daniel Finco Matteo and Ellen Taube participated in the Human Geography poster sessions at the Hynes Convention Center on April 6, 2017. The students shared their posters with conference-goers, which included professional geographers,  scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students from across the country and the world. The students also took advantage of the networking and career development opportunities on offer at the conference.  

“I had the opportunity to converse with fellow AAG scholars working on issues ranging from food security in Saudi Arabia to mapping skate parks in Southern California,” Peterson said. “Exposure to these scholars broadened my personal understanding of geography from a scientific, anthropological and international perspective and gave me valuable insights in presentation skills that I can apply to my course presentations at the Pardee School.”

The research projects were diverse, but all engaged with questions of environment, development, and social justice.  Each of the students carried out extensive independent research project in their chosen field sites which ranged from Boston University’s Charles River Campus to Venezuela.

“These outstanding students are conducting research that engages with pressing global problems, and each has plans to build on their respective projects in their post-BU careers,” Klinger said. “I am very proud of them, and I am excited to see how they will use the research presented at the AAG to continue engaging with policy-relevant work in the future.”

In addition to presenting at AAG, Taube gave a lunchtime talk at the Pardee School on April 4, and later held a meeting with the BUPD in order to share her findings and make recommendations.