Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner, Jin-Kyu Jung, Santiago Lopez, and Adam Romero present research at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco

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Five IAS faculty members presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, March 29 - April 2. Christian Anderson presented a paper on “performative infrastructure as an urban social force” as part of a session called “outside the wage: spaces, politics, possibilities.” Ben Gardner presented on the role of conservation organizations as knowledge producers. His paper, “stopping the Serengeti road” was part of a series of panels honoring the geographer Michael Watt’s contribution to Geography. Santiago Lopez and Jin-Kyu Jung presented their co-authored paper, “linking climate science, geographic information science and qualitative research: understanding climate change impacts on local adaptation in the Tropical Ecuadorian Andes” as part of a session on “climate change and indigenous peoples.” Adam Romero co-organized and spoke on the panel “chemical geographies: science, politics and materiality.” The session was “meant to start a critical conversation on the social dynamics and politics inherent in chemicals.”