The Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group is pleased to accept nominations for the 11th Annual James Blaut Award and Memorial Lecture.
James Blaut's passing in 2000 was a terrible loss to the academy and liberation struggles around the world. A radical geographer, Jim worked indefatigably on issues of social justice and inequality; enhanced our understanding of racism, imperialism, and Eurocentrism; and contributed directly to the advancement of socialist and anti-colonial struggles. With the co-sponsorship of Antipode, the Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group (SCGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) will present the eleventh annual James Blaut Award and Memorial Lecture at the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting. To honor Jim Blaut's efforts, the award will recognize a scholar who, over the course of her/his life, has: (1) used a geographic and historical analysis of capitalism to explain current social injustices and inequalities; (2) promoted activism against oppressive power relations both within and outside the academy; and (3) bridged socialist theory and practice. The recipient will be expected to deliver the James Blaut Memorial Lecture at the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The lecture may also be published in ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. Nominations should include the nominee's curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from an academic who can speak to the scholarly and wider social value of the nominee's work. The award, along with a US $500 honorarium, will be presented at the James Blaut Memorial Lecture and will be announced at the Awards Luncheon during the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting. The award is presented annually. Previous recipients are Ruth Gilmore, Erik Swyngedouw, Audrey Kobayashi, Rich Heyman, James Tyner, Don Mitchell, Phil O'Keefe, Neil Smith, and Patricia Daley. The deadline for nominations for the James Blaut Award is December 1, 2014. Email submissions are encouraged. Please forward nominations to Eliot Tretter, the SCGSG Awards Committee Chair, at etret...@mail.utexas.edu<mailto:etret...@mail.utexas.edu> or Lawrence Berg, the SCGSG Nominations Committee Chair, at lawrence.b...@ubc.ca<mailto:lawrence.b...@ubc.ca> -- Lawrence D. Berg BA (dist.), MA, DPhil Professor | Critical Geography Co-Director | UBC Centre for Social, Spatial & Economic Justice Community, Culture, & Global Studies | The University of British Columbia Arts 365-372 | 1147 Research Road | Kelowna, BC, Canada, V1V 1V7 Phone +1 250 807 9392 | Fax +1 250 807 8001 Email: lawrence.b...@ubc.ca Web I: http://ccgs.ok.ubc.ca/faculty/berg.html Web II: http://ubc.academia.edu/LawrenceBerg Editor: ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies http://www.acme-journal.org Joint Faculties Representative: Okanagan Senate [cid:D6646EB4-4251-4C64-8719-033D77E296F0] UBC Okanagan Campus is located on un-ceded Syilx territories