Current Board

Chair:
  • Deborah Martin
    demartin@clarku.edu
    Clark University

Vice Chair:
  • Caroline Nagel
    cnagel@mailbox.sx.edu
    University of South Carolina

Treasurer
  • Pablo S. Bose
    pbose@uvm.ed
    University of Vermont

Board Members:
  • Nazgol Bagheri
    University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Christy Jocoy
    Cal State Long Beach
  • Brenda Kayzar
    University of Minnesota
  • Kevin Keenan
    College of Charleston
  • Xingjian Liu
    UNC-Charlotte
  • Colleen McTague
    University of Cincinnati
  • Brian Rosa
    Queens College

  • Student Board Members:
    • Ben Gerlofs
      Rutgers University
    • Dylan Simone
      McMaster University

Alternative Mode of Scholarship Competition 2015

Deadline: February 10, 2015

In recognition of the increasingly diverse ways in which researchers disseminate their research, the UGSG Alternative Mode of Scholarship Competition Committee solicits submissions of blogs, videos and websites by an undergraduate or postgraduate student or group of students. The winner/s of the award will receive $200.

Submissions should be in the form of a URL address plus no more than 300 words explaining how the submission contributes to an understanding of urban geography.  These along with the applicant’s physical mailing address should be sent to Nazgol Bagheri (University of Texas at San Antonio) nazgol.bagheri@utsa.edu and Brian Rosa (Queens College, CUNY) brosa@qc.cuny.edu  by midnight (PST) on February 10, 2015.  Decisions will be announced on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Graduate Student Paper Competition 2015

Deadline: February 10, 2015
The UGSG Graduate Student Paper Competition Committee solicits submissions of single-authored papers presented by a student at any professional meeting in the 12 months preceding (and including) the upcoming AAG conference. Preference will be given to fully developed academic papers. The winner of the award will receive $200 and an invitation to submit the paper to Urban Geography.

Submissions should be sent to Xingjian Liu (University of North Carolina-Charlotte) xliu36@uncc.edu and Christine Jocoy (California State-Long Beach) christine.jocoy@csulb.edu by midnight (PST) on February 10, 2015.  Please include your physical mailing address in submissions.  Decisions will be announced on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Dissertation Competition 2015

Deadline: February 10, 2015
The UGSG Dissertation Competition Committee solicits submissions of single-authored papers based on the applicant’s dissertation (not full dissertations). The dissertation must have been completed during the 2014 calendar year. The paper need not be presented at the 2015 AAG meeting in order to be eligible. Preference will be given to fully-developed academic papers. Papers submitted to the UGSG Graduate Student Paper Competition will not be considered for the Dissertation Award. Papers submitted for awards with other AAG-affiliated organizations are not eligible. The winner of the award will receive $400 and an invitation to submit the paper to the journal Urban Geography.

Submissions should include the applicant’s physical mailing address and be sent to Caroline Nagel (University of South Carolina) cnagel@mailbox.sc.edu and Deb Martin (Clark University) demartin@clarku.edu by midnight (PST) on February 10, 2015.  Decisions will be announced on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Glenda Laws Undergraduate Paper Award 2015

Deadline: February 10, 2015
Please encourage your students to submit papers to the Glenda Laws Undergraduate Paper competition. This award goes to the best paper on an urban geographic topic written by an undergraduate student, regardless of membership in the AAG or participation in the AAG meetings. The winner of the award will receive $100. Papers submitted for awards to other AAG-affiliated organizations are not eligible.

Submissions should include the applicant’s physical mailing address  and be sent to Kevin Keenan (College of Charleston) KeenanK@cofc.edu and Colleen McTague (University of Cincinnati) colleen.mctague@gmail.com by midnight (PST) on February 10, 2015. Decisions will be announced on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Urban Geography Graduate Student Fellowships 2015

Deadline: February 10, 2015
The Urban Geography Specialty Group will award one Master’s fellowship (approximately $300) and one doctoral fellowships (each approximately $500), to support urban-oriented Master’s and doctoral research.  Fellowships are intended to provide targeted support for original Master’s research and for those at a relatively early stage of doctoral dissertation research – while also ensuring that award recipients have well-developed research proposals that have a high likelihood of completion.  Fellowship support may be used for any reasonable expenses associated with the research. Eligibility is limited to current student members of the Urban Geography Specialty Group who will have completed all Master’s or Ph.D. requirements except the thesis or dissertation by the end of the semester or term in which any award is approved.

Application forms may be downloaded here http://depts.washington.edu/ugsg/UGSG_fellowship_app.doc

Completed forms along with the applicant’s physical mailing address should be sent to Deb Martin (Clark University) demartin@clarku.edu and Brenda Kayzar (University of Minnesota) kayzar@umn.edu by midnight (PST) on February 10, 2015.  Decisions will be announced on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Student Travel Award 2015

Deadline: February 10, 2015
The UGSG has a small amount of money available to support students present on urban topics at the annual meeting of the AAG. A limited number of travel awards, up to $100, will be awarded. They are intended to support presentations on topics related to the urban focus of the specialty group. To apply, send a short letter stating your degree program, your institutional affiliation, and your goals and purposes in attending the conference. Also include a copy of your abstract, conference registration, your physical mailing address.  The specialty group attempts to fund as many applicants as possible, but cannot guarantee that every applicant will be funded.

Students must send their abstract and proof of registration (which can be their AAG receipt or PIN number) along with their name, affiliation, email address and (physical) mailing address to Pablo Bose, pbose@uvm.edu and Dylan Simone, dylan.simone@mail.utoronto.ca by midnight (PST) on February 10, 2015. Decisions will be announced on March 28, 2015.