The annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers kicks off today in New York City (Twitter hashtag: #AAG2012). Bringing together cultural and human geographers, GIS scholars, geography professionals, and scholars from disciplines as diverse as American studies, anthropology, political science, and communication, the conference promises to be a synthesis of the most cutting edge research happening across the social sciences.
The University of Minnesota Press will be exhibiting (come and visit us in booth #510), and we are proud to say that seven press authors are discussing their books during author-meets-critics sessions during the conference.
On Friday between 2:40 and 4:20, anthropologist Scott Morgensen will be part of an author-meets-critics session on his book, Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Decolonization.
On Saturday morning between 8:00 and 9:40, an author-meets-critics
session will discuss geographer Stephanie Rutherford's book, Governing the Wild: Ecotours of Power.
On Saturday between 12:40 and 2:40, Marieke de Goede, professor of
politics at the University of Amsterdam, will discuss her book, Speculative Security: The Politics of Pursuing Terrorist Monies in an author-meets-critics session.
On Sunday, between 4:40 and 6:20 pm, three press authors will be part of a panel titled Sex, Love, Labor and Spaces In-Between: New Books on the Filipina/o Diaspora. Geraldine Pratt will be discussing her book, Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love, which was published earlier this year. Kale Fajardo will be discussing Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization, released by the press in late 2011. And Robyn Rodriguez will be discussing Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World, published in 2010.
And finally, on Monday afternoon from 4:40 to 6:20, a panel will discuss Susan Ruddick's translation of Pierre Machery's Hegel or Spinoza.
We certainly hope you'll check these out if you're there. And for those geographers unable to attend, you can refer to our catalog for a listing of our newest titles.