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AAG Honors Committee B

(two to be elected)


C. Patrick Heidkamp

C. PATRICK HEIDKAMP. Associate Professor of Geography and Co-Chair Department of the Environment Geography and Marine Sciences, Southern Connecticut State University. Co-Director, Connecticut State University System Center for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Education. Affiliate, Economic Rights Research Group of the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut. Ph.D. (2007), M.A. (2003) University of Connecticut; B.A. Sonoma State University (2001); A.A. College of the Redwoods (1995), Abitur Germany 1993.

Service to AAG and Geography: Vice President NESTVAL (New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (2015-present); Member of the Executive Board and State Representative for Connecticut, NESTVAL (2011-2013); Coordinator: Student Paper Competition & Research Awards, NESTVAL (2013-2015); Co-editor. Environment, Space, Place (2014-present); Board Member, Geography of Wine Specialty Group of the AAG (2013-2014); Board Member, Ethics Justice and Human Rights Specialty Group (2009-2011); Board of Directors, GSAG Graduate Student Affinity Group (2007-2008); Referee for more than 10 journals in geography and related fields.

Honors and Awards: Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Southern Connecticut State University (2014); Sabbatical, Southern Connecticut State University (2014); Recipient Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, Southern Connecticut State University (2010); Faculty Writing Fellowship—University of Connecticut (2007); Dissertation Fellowship—University of Connecticut (2006); Finalist. Environmental Leadership Award, University of Connecticut (2005); Student Paper Award, Coastal and Marine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2003).

Research and Teaching Interests: My broad research and teaching interests are environmental economic geography, urban geography, the geography of food and agriculture, sustainability studies and the history and philosophy of geographic thought. I have specific interests in agro-food systems, urban food systems, urban waterfront revitalization, coastal zone transitions and the geography of economic rights. Most recently I have collaborated on a funded Geospatial Sculpture project which aims to open up a conversation between geography and the arts. I am fortunate to have been able to include an annual study abroad course to Iceland and an occasional study abroad course to South Africa in my course rotation.

Publications and presentations: My research has been published in leading journals such as Applied Geography, Geoforum, Political Science Quarterly, and Urban Geography and I have presented my research at regional, national and international conferences. 


Jonathan Leib

JONATHAN LEIB. Associate Professor and Director, Geography Program, Old Dominion University. Ph.D. (Syracuse University, 1992), M.A. (Syracuse University, 1987), B.A. (Mary Washington College, 1985)

Service to AAG and Geography: Chair, AAG Study of the American South Specialty Group (2008-2011); Editor, Journal of Geography (1998-2000); Vice President and Program Chair, Southeastern Division of the AAG (2009-2010); Secretary, Southeastern Division of the AAG (2001-2002); Have served as an Editorial Board Member of the Southeastern Geographer and The Journal of Race & Policy; served as a Board Member and Nominations Committee Member of the AAG’s Political Geography Specialty Group and co-organized the 2003 PGSG pre-conference; and served as a member of the 2003 AAG Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Professional Experience: Assistant Professor of Geography, Georgia Southern University (1992-1996); Assistant and Associate Professor of Geography, Florida State University (1995-2008); Graduate Program Director for M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Geography, Florida State University (2002-2006); Associate Professor and Director, Geography Program, Old Dominion University (2008-present)

Honors and Awards: Southeastern Division of the AAG Research Honors Award (2012); Best Article Awards from the Southeastern Geographer (2008, with Thomas Chapman and Gerald Webster) and the Journal of Geography (2000); Virginia Social Science Association Scholar Award (2012); Southeastern Division of the AAG Outstanding Service Award (2010); National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching Award (2005).

Research and Teaching Interests: Political and Cultural Geographies; ‘Race,’ Ethnicity and Identity; American South; Geography Education

Publications: Author or co-author of 50 journal articles and book chapters, with articles appearing in such journals as The Professional Geographer, Political Geography, Geographical Review, Cultural Geographies, Southeastern Geographer, and Journal of Geography. Co-editor of two books (including Revitalizing Electoral Geography, 2011), and managing editor of the six-volume Encyclopedia of Geography series (2010, Barney Warf, editor).


Laura Pulido

LAURA PULIDO. Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California. Ph.D. in Urban Planning (University of California, Los Angeles, 1991), M.S. in Geography (University of Wisconsin, 1987), B.A. in Geography (California State University-Fresno, 1985).

Service to the Profession: Editorial Service: Series co-founder and editor, A People’s Guide book series, University of California Press (2013-present); Senior editor, Capital Nature Socialism (2015-present); Managing Board Member, American Quarterly (2005-2009); Editorial Board Member, ACME: An Interdisciplinary E-Journal of Critical Geographers (2002-2006); Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2001-present); Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Review of Books (2013-present); Antipode (1999-2006); Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (2002-2005); Ecumene/Cultural Geography (1999-present); Environment & Planning: D Society and Space (1999-2006); Gender, Place & Culture (1996-1998); Geographies of Justice & Social Transformation book series, University of Georgia (2010-2012); Hagar: International Social Science Review (2001-2010); Referee for over 40 university presses and journals. Committee Service: Globe Book Award Committee, AAG (2014-2015); Harold Rose Anti-Racist Award Committee, AAG (2012-2013); Established the Angela Y. Davis Prize, American Studies Association (2011); Meridian Book Award Committee, AAG (2010-2012); Minority Scholars Committee, American Studies Association (2008-2010); Member, Local Arrangements Committee, Association of American Geographers(2012); Visiting Geographical Scientist Program, AAG (2013); Ford Foundation Minority Fellowship Program Regional Liaison (2010-2012); Member, Humanist Sociology Book Award Committee (2008); Member, Program Committee, American Studies Association Annual Conference (2002); Ford Foundation Minority Doctoral Fellowship Review Panel (2001).

Honors and Awards: The Presidential Achievement Award, Association of American Geographers (2012); Enhancing Diversity Award, Association of American Geographers(2013); Carey McWilliams Award, California Studies Association (2013); Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography, Association of American Geographers(2013); Southern California Independent Booksellers Nonfiction Prize (2012); Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Book in Geography, Association of American Geographers(2007); Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award (2007); Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award (2006).

Research and Teaching Interests: Critical ethnic studies, environmental justice, political activism and social movements; Chicana/o Studies; urban studies; critical tourism

Publications: Author of two monographs, Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two Chicano Struggles in the Southwest (University of Arizona Press, 1996); Black, Brown, Yellow and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2006); Co-author of A People’s Guide to Los Angeles, with Laura Barraclough and Wendy Cheng (University of California Press, 2012); co-editor with Dan Hosang Martinez and Oneka LaBennett, Racial Formation in the 21st Century (University of California Press, 2012); co-editor with Josh Kun, Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Cooperation (University of California Press, 2013); and posthumously completed with Jordan Camp, Clyde Woods, Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restoration in Post-Katrina New Orleans (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming). Author of over 30 articles, books chapters, and essays. 


Nathan Sayre

NATHAN SAYRE. Associate Professor and Chair of Geography, University of California-Berkeley. Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1999), M.A. (University of Chicago, 1995), B.A. (Yale University, 1992).

Service to AAG and Geography: Editorial board member, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2012-present; editorial board member, Antipode, 2010-2014; editorial board member, New Frontiers in Historical Ecology book series, Left Coast Press, 2008-present; referee for more than 30 scholarly journals in Geography and related fields, 10 academic presses, and nine competitive grants programs including the NSF and the USDA-CSREES; member, Local Arrangements Committee, 2016 AAG Meeting.

Honors and Awards: Weatherhead Fellowship, School of American Research (1998-1999); post-doctoral fellowship, USDA-Agricultural Research Service-Jornada Experimental Range (2000-2003); research awards from NSF-Long-Term Ecological Research Program.

Research and Teaching Interests: The history, ecology, management and politics of semi-arid rangelands, especially in the southwestern United States; scale; climate change; environmental politics; food systems; sociology and history of science.

Publications: Three books (The New Ranch Handbook: A Guide to Restoring Western Rangelands (Quivira Coalition, 2001); Ranching, Endangered Species, and Urbanization in the Southwest: Species of Capital (University of Arizona Press, 2002); and Working Wilderness: The Malpai Borderlands Group and the Future of the Western Range (Rio Nuevo Press, 2005)) and 50 peer-reviewed articles, in journals including Annals of the AAG, Progress in Human Geography, Progress in Physical Geography, Antipode, Conservation Biology, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Global Environmental Change, Society and Natural Resources, Annual Review of Anthropology, and Ecology and Society.