The Rutgers Department of Geography was pleased host the 10th MaGrann Conference on the theme of Race, Place and Justice. Organized by Dr. Carrie Mott and PhD student Erin Royals, the conference began with the recognition that some of the most compelling scholarship in Geography and related fields today combines understandings of the spatial dimensions of social justice with place-based dynamics of race. This year’s MaGrann Conference features interdisciplinary presentations by scholars, activists, and scholar-activists from Rutgers and other institutions whose work brings empirical examples together with interdisciplinary scholarship to address the intersections of race, place, and justice in diverse contexts throughout our world.
Held on March 22-23, the conference began with a panel discussion on "Teaching for Racial Justice," featuring presentations by LaToya Eaves, Aretina Hamilton, Tamara Nopper, and Elizabeth Sweet. The full conference schedule can be viewed here.
Inaugurated in 2003 with a generous endowment established by RU Geography alumnus Mark MaGrann, the MaGrann Conference offers a biennial forum for cutting-edge research on pressing concerns of global environment, development, and urbanization. The conference always involved direct graduate student involvement and serves as a platform for Rutgers junior faculty and students to gain a wider audience.