Geography Awards Ceremony & Graduation Reception

The Geography Department’s annual awards ceremony and graduation reception will be held this Friday, June 10, from 11:30-1:30 at the UW Center For Urban Horticulture.

All graduating seniors and MA and PhD recipients will be recognized, and awards will be given for academic excellence, teaching, senior projects, and oral presentations. A reception will follow.

We are graduating nearly 150 undergraduates this year (a department record), as well as awarding the following advanced degrees:


Monica Farias.
Embodying Economic ‘Crisis’: Argentina’s middle classes and the cultural politics of difference (Lawson)

Jessica Garcia
Understanding Tensions Between Care and the Market: The Case of Starbuck’s (Jarosz)

Sara Gilbert
The Arc of Instability and the Globalization Game: Geographical and Other Imaginaries of the NIC (Sparke)

Christopher Lizotte
The Children of Choice : Public Education Reform and the Evolution of Neoliberal Governance. (Mitchell)

Margaret Ramirez
Food as an engine: Race, privilege and the transformative potential of food justice work in Seattle (Lawson)

Allison Schultz
(Re)Placing the ‘Fattest Americans’: a critical geography of obesity and diabetes among the Akimel O’otham. (Jarosz)


Annie E. Bartos
Remembering, Sensing and Caring for their Worlds: Children’s Environmental Politics in a Rural New Zealand Town (Brown)

Dominic Corva
The Geo-politics of narco-governance in the Americas: a political economy approach (Sparke)

Robert Ian Duncan
Russian public health and the geographies of alcohol-related harm (ZumBrunnen)

Todd Faubion
Discourse, Power, and Policy: Constructing AIDS Treatment Access in South Africa (Jarosz)

Juan Galvis
Ordering the Public: Urban Governance, Development and Public Space in Bogota (Lawson)

Jaime Kelly,
Pilgrims of Modernity: Beijing Luxury Hotel Workers in Pursuit of an Urban Future (Chan)

Kacy McKinney
Seeding whose future? Exploring entanglements of neoliberal choice, children’s labor, and mobility in hybrid Bt cotton seed     production in western India (Jarosz)

Tricia Ruiz
Separate and Unequal? Exploring the Racial Geographies of School Quality and Student Achievement  (Ellis)

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