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The 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond

AAG Annual Meeting, Boston, April 5-9, 2017

The 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and BeyondThe 2016 elections in the United States may impact geography and our nation in the years ahead in many ways. Every year, the AAG addresses “late-breaking” events through special sessions at our Annual Meetings. During our upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, the AAG will hold a series of special “late-breaking” sessions focused on analysis and research on the 2016 election, and what the results may mean for geography, the nation, and our planet.

For any questions about this special session track, please contact latebreakingnews@aag.org.

Featured Sessions

Need for Public Intellectuals in a Trump America: Strategies for Communication, Engagement, and Advocacy (Sponsored by Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG Featured Theme)
Thursday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: Room 312, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)

Organizer and Moderator: Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee
Panelists: Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee; Meg Gilley, COMPASS; Joshua F. Inwood, Pennsylvania State University; Sriram Khe, Western Oregon University; William G. Moseley, Macalester College; Rebecca Maria Torres, University of Texas at Austin; Joseph S. Wood, University of Baltimore, Willie Jamal Wright, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

This panel brings together voices who can speak to the urgent need for more public intellectuals in Geography while also sharing their own experiences, strategies, and practical advice in the areas of public communication, engagement, and advocacy. 
 

The 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond
Saturday, April 8, 5:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Room 312, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)

Organizer and Moderator: Glen M. MacDonald, University of California - Los Angeles
Panelists: Sarah Witham Bednarz, Texas A&M University; Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon; Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee; Victoria A. Lawson, University of Washington; Julie Winkler, Michigan State University; Glen M. MacDonald, University of California - Los Angeles
Discussant: Douglas Richardson, American Association of Geographers


Full Session Schedule

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

2107. The 2016 Elections: Analyzing the Data
Room: Room 108, Hynes, Plaza Level (Paper Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Program Committee; John Wertman, American Association of Geographers
CHAIR(S): James Newman, Northern Illinois University
8:00 James W Newman, Ph.D. Candidate*, Northern Illinois University, Using Rank-Mobility Index to Reveal Significant Patterns in Voter Behavior in the 2016 US Presidential Election.
8:20 Robert Chlala*, University of Southern California, Going Green in 2016? Cannabis Legalization and Remaking California's Neoliberal Geography.
8:40 Peter E Lenz*, Dstillery, Observing and Modeling Candidate Supporters Using Mobile Phone Signals During the 2016 Iowa Caucus.
9:00 Chenxiao Guo*, University of Georgia; Xiaobai Yao, University of Georgia, Associating Socioeconomic Characteristics with Public Sentiments on 2016 U.S Presidential Election: A Case Study of Georgia Using Geo-tagged Twitter.
Discussant(s): Helenmary M. Hotz, University of Massachusetts Boston

2232. Need for Public Intellectuals in a Trump America: Strategies for Communication, Engagement, and Advocacy (Sponsored by Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG Featured Theme)
Room: Room 312, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee
CHAIR(S): Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee
Panelists: Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee; Meg Gilley, COMPASS; Joshua F. Inwood, Pennsylvania State University; Sriram Khe, Western Oregon University; William G. Moseley, Macalester College; Rebecca Maria Torres, University of Texas at Austin; Joseph S. Wood, University of Baltimore, Willie Jamal Wright, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

2407. Precarious Times, Precarious Politics: Whiteness, Masculinity, and Working-Class Lives
Room: Room 108, Hynes, Plaza Level (Paper Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Jamie L. Winders, Syracuse University; Barbara Ellen Smith, Virginia Tech
CHAIR(S): Jamie L. Winders, Syracuse University
1:20 Katie Mazer*, University of Toronto, Vulnerable talent, just-in-time work: The tar sands talent pipeline.
1:40 Jamie L. Winders*, Syracuse University; Barbara Ellen Smith*, Virginia Tech, Whiteness, Masculinity, and Working-Class Lives.
2:00 Sara Dorow*, University of Alberta, The Precarity of Mobile White Masculinities in the Oil Patch.
2:20 Lise Nelson*, Penn State University, Narratives of whiteness and racially transgressive embodiments of place in the rural U.S. South.
Introducer: Barbara Ellen Smith

2507. The 2016 US Elections: Reflections and Predictions from a Geographical Point of View (Sponsored by Political Geography Specialty Group)
Room: Room 108, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): John Heppen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
CHAIR(S): John Heppen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Panelists: Barney Warf, University of Kansas; John Clark Archer, University of Nebraska; Fred M. Shelley, University of Oklahoma; Erin H. Fouberg, Northern State University; John Wertman, American Association of Geographers

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

3106. Geographies of the conservative Other
Room: Room 107, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Adam Jadhav, University of California - Berkeley
CHAIR(S): Adam Jadhav, University of California - Berkeley
Introducer: Adam Jadhav
Discussant(s): Chad Newbrough Steacy, University of Georgia
Panelists: Jeffrey Vance Martin, University of California - Berkeley; Gina K. Thornburg, Kansas State University; Annalena Di Giovanni, University of Cambridge

3208. Brexit, Trump, and the rise of regional discontent: what is happening? (Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group)
Room: Room 109, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Betsy Donald, Queen's University
CHAIR(S): Betsy Donald, Queen's University
Introducer: Betsy Donald
Panelists: Michael Kitson; Mia Gray, University of Cambridge; Linda Lobao, Ohio State University; Gregory Hooks, McMaster University; Amy Glasmeier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3406. Trump on Immigration Enforcement: the First 100 Days (Sponsored by Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG Featured Theme, Political Geography Specialty Group, Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Group, Sexuality and Space Specialty Group)
Room: Room 107, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Austin Kocher, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography
CHAIR(S): Austin Kocher, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography
Discussant(s): Deirdre Conlon, University of Leeds / SPU
Panelists: Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky; Jeremy Slack, University of Texas - El Paso; Austin Kocher, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography; Geoffrey Boyce, University of Arizona; Nancy Hiemstra, Stony Brook University

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

4421. Electoral Geography: Research in Recent Elections (Sponsored by Political Geography Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group)
Room: Room 301, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)
ORGANIZER(S): John Heppen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
CHAIR(S): John Heppen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
1:20 Isabel Airas*, University of Durham, Affective Politics and the 'Corbyn Phenomenon'.
1:40 John Heppen*, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Changing places of Socialist Voting in US Presidential Elections 1908 to 2016.
2:00 Fiona M. Davidson*, University Of Arkansas, "Nasty" women vote: gender polarization and the 2016 Presidential Election.
2:20 Hannah Zucherman, California State University, Long Beach, Geography of the Gender Gap: Brexit, income and scale.

4507. Sex and Gender in Election 2016 (Sponsored by Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG Featured Theme)
Room: Room 108, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Robert M. Vanderbeck, University of Leeds; Rashad Shabazz, Arizona State University
CHAIR(S): Lawrence Knopp, University of Washington Tacoma
Panelists: Altha J. Cravey, University Of North Carolina; Joni Seager, Bentley College; Matthew G. Hannah, Universität Bayreuth; Laurie Essig, Middlebury College

4521. Electoral Geography: Research in Recent Elections II (Sponsored by Political Geography Specialty Group)
Room: Room 301, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)
ORGANIZER(S): John Heppen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
CHAIR(S): John Heppen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
3:20 Jason Jurjevich*, Portland State University, Who Votes for Mayor? Exploring Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections.
3:40 Erin H. Fouberg*, Northern State University, Millennial Self-Efficacy and Presidential Candidate Support.
4:00 Robert Howard Watrel*, South Dakota State University; Fred M. Shelley, University of Oklahoma; John Clark Archer, University of Nebraska, The 2016 Presidential Election in Historical Perspective.
4:20 Levi J. Wolf*, Arizona State University, Spatial Misspecification in Electoral Modeling & Counterfactual Inference.
4:40 Jonathan Leib*, Old Dominion University, Confederate Symbols and 'Southern' Identities in Hampton Roads, Virginia after the 2015 Charleston Massacre.

4632. The 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond
Room: Room 312, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)
ORGANIZER(S): Glen M. MacDonald, University of California - Los Angeles
CHAIR(S): Glen M. MacDonald, University of California - Los Angeles
Discussant(s): Douglas Richardson, American Association of Geographers
Panelists: Sarah Witham Bednarz, Texas A&M University; Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon; Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee; Victoria A. Lawson, University of Washington; Julie Winkler, Michigan State University; Glen M. MacDonald, University of California - Los Angeles