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Gender and Geography Groups

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University Groups

Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) at Penn State:

SWIG at San Diego State:

SWIG at UBC and SFU:

SWIG at University of Minnesota:

SWIG in Geography at University of Washington. Current contact: Amy Piedalue, ‎amer "at"‎

SWIG at Texas State

SWIG at University of Wisconsin Madison

Berkeley Geography Group on Gender and Difference (3GD)

University of Kansas Department of Geography Diversity Committee

Wild Women in Geography Group at the University of Maryland, College Park, Please contact: Julie Silva

Professional Associations or Specialty Groups

AAG Committee for the Status of Women in Geography

Geographic Perspectives on Women

Canadian Women and Geography Study Group

Society of Women Geographers

National Council of Geographic Education

Association for Women Geoscientists

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Women’s Network

Earth Science Women's Network,

Supporting Women in Geography and GIS Austin

GIS Lounge Women in GIS

Great Lakes Feminist Geography Collective


International Geographical Union Commission on Gender and Geography

Gender and Feminist Geography Research Group

University of Auckland: The Women and Gender Geographies Research Network.

Geography Department at the University of Zurich, Switzerland Gender Study Group

German-speaking Specialty Group of Gender and Geography (The Specialty Group represents [not only] women in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.)


Thanks to Winifred Curran, AAG Committee on the Status of Women in Geography for compiling this list. Kelsey Taylor and Patricia Solís, AAG.



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