Several University of Kansas Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science graduate students and faculty attended the 35th Annual Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, held May 20 – 22, 2018 in San José, Costa Rica. Professor Peter Herlihy, who has a participatory research mapping project in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica and the indigenous Cabécar of Costa Rica, was the lead organizer for this year’s conference.
CLAG began in 1970 and was organized to foster geographic education and research on Latin America. The organization also works with social and natural scientists from allied disciplines and humanities scholars.
Presentations from University of Kansas faculty and graduate students included work on human geography, mapping/GIS and data governance, environment and justice, territorial appropriation, and more. Abstracts and full information on the conference are available in the 35th Annual CLAG progam. KU geography faculty and graduate students that presented at CLAG include:
Jerome E. "Jerry" Dobson, The American Geographical Society in Latin America
Professor Peter H. Herlihy, Recognizing Indigenous Territories in Central America
Professor Barney Warf, Mercado Libre: Latin America’s E-Tailing Behemoth
Adam Dohrenwend, Plowing into the Anthropocene
Matthew L. Fahrenbruch, Nobody Ever Came: Communal Governance and Jellyfish Fisheries in Post-Law 445, Nicaragua
John Paul Henry, Use of Participatory Video in Geography
Mary Catherine Johnson, Racism in Costa Rica: From Racial to Regional Based Prejudice
Diana L. Restrepo-Osorio, Effects of Federal Policies on Water Resource Conservation Practices in Cattle Ranching Operations in Uruguay
Taylor A. Tappan, Constructing and Legitimizing Indigenous Miskitu Territory Through 25 Years of Land and Resource Use Mapping
View the CLAG promotional video photojournalist and KU geography graduate student John Paul Henry created.
PHOTO: Credit: John Paul Henry