Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner and Santiago Lopez present research at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston

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Three IAS faculty members presented at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston, April 5-9. Christian Anderson was a panelist on two panels, “Gazing at Power in Alternative Economies Research” and “Keywords for Urban Geography” where he discussed how power is theorized in alternative economies research and what becomes of the city when certain key concepts are disrupted. Ben Gardner’s recent book, Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism was the subject of an author meets critics panel on latest works in Critical Studies of Conservation. The other books discussed were Catherine Corson’s Corridors of Power: The Politics of Environmental Aid to Madagascar, and Jim Igoe’s The Nature of Spectacle: On Images, Money, and Conserving Capitalism. Santiago Lopez presented his paper “Environmental change in the equatorial Andes: Linking climate, land use, and land cover transformations” as part of a session on “Mapping and Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) in a Changing Environment."