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AAG Learning Series For Graduate Students: Geography Methods during a Pandemic

Graduate students are affected by COVID-19 in many ways, including in terms of their research progress. The AAG called upon geography teachers, instructors, and faculty to help us offer a series of virtual workshops and seminars (for members only), to support graduate students adapt in their research. Each workshop or seminar takes place over the course of one week, with a few synchronous sessions and a few asynchronous resources (pre-recorded videos, reading materials, exercises, etc.). These virtual offerings are meant to help students adapt in their research or learn a new “pandemic-proof” method, and are also meant to serve as a venue for students of any geographic specialty to connect with one another.

We received 28 proposal ideas so far and selected 14 of them. Find how to register or more details of the upcoming and past workshops and seminars on our new website:

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Program Committee and Acknowledgments

The Selection Committee for this program is composed of faculty at all levels and a graduate student: Lindsay Naylor (Chair, University of Delaware), Dydia DeLyser (California State University, Fullerton), Adriana E. Martinez (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Skye Naslund (University of Washington), and Yuqin Jiang (University of South Carolina).

The original proposal for this program was written in May 2020 as part of AAG’s COVID-19 Task Force by Brittany Lauren Wheeler (Clark University) and Dydia DeLyser (California State University, Fullerton) as members of the “Student” subcommittee chaired by Lindsay Naylor (University of Delaware). Their proposal was selected for implementation by AAG Council in July 2020. The program implementation was further informed by Joslyn Zale (University of Southern Mississippi) and Iain Hay (Flinders University of South Australia) who each instructed a pilot workshop, and by the participating graduate students.

The program is supported by AAG program staff Julaiti Nilupaer and Coline Dony. Email any questions to AAG program staff at research-during-covid@aag.org.