Critical Geographies Mini-Conference, October 22nd, 2016

The 11th annual Critical Geographies mini-Conference will be held Saturday, October 22nd at the University of Washington!

This year, the conference is being organized in collaboration with the Relational Poverty Network.  Relational poverty analysis makes “poverty knowledge” differently by examining how poverty and exclusion are produced through dynamics of power, privilege, and positionality.  A relational approach understands “poverty” not simply as an issue of class, but rather as generated through intersectional processes of racialization, gendering, bordering, etc.  We are particularly interested in the novel explanations and political insights that arise through relational analysis and methods, and welcome presentations on a variety of topics, by no means limited to poverty.

The theme for this year’s conference is intersectionality, understood broadly.

Some of the questions that inspire us can be found here.

We invite the submission of abstracts and “working abstracts” for inclusion in the various presentation formats.  Please use this form when submitting. The deadline for submission is September 23, and participants will be notified by October 7.

We ask that those who would like to attend without presenting also register  so that we can plan accordingly.

More information can be found at the conference’s website: