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Wednesday June 15, 2022
Conference Roving Reporters
The Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) are funding two graduate students as ‘roving reporters’ throughout the international Feminist Geography conference. The reporters will be providing reflections on, and summaries of, the content of paper sessions, panels, and workshops, and they'll be sharing these here on the conference website. They'll also assist with disseminating conference news and updates on social media.
The intention behind appointing reporters is:
-to showcase, highlight, and amplify the range and excellence of feminist geographies work that's shared via the conference
-to ensure that conference activities reach as wide an audience as possible while acknowledging space/time constraints
-to connect and build a network of students, scholars and activists
-to give graduate students an opportunity to report and reflect on their participation in the conference
Please take note: Reports and social media posts may identify presenters’ names, institutions as well as the content of presentations and/or discussion in sessions. This will be done within a feminist ethics of care and respect for all of those involved and in relation to material presented.
In the spirit of sharing and connecting we hope all conference participants give permission to be included in conference reports. Any participant who does not want their research and other contributions to be documented in this way, please contact Yolanda Weima firstname.lastname@example.org and Aila Bandagi email@example.com, with a cc to Deirdre Conlon firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Tuesday June 14th. Please include the subject heading 'REPORTING PERMISSION DECLINED'.
Aila Bandagi (email@example.com)
Aila Bandagi is an early career feminist geographer with a keen interest in urban transportation infrastructure in India. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has a masters in Development studies and was an Urban Fellow at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. She worked in the development sector and came back into academia as an activist. She is motivated by a personal need to make cities safe for all people and is very interested in exploring different feminist methods.
Yolanda Weima (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yolanda Weima is a political geographer and PhD candidate at York University, Toronto. She engages feminist methodological approaches in the study of displacement, uneven development, violence, and peace. Her doctoral research focuses on recurrent refugee encampment, return, and camp closures in Tanzania, through qualitative methods including life-histories with Burundian refugees. She lives in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.