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Monday, May 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Enhance Your Research with Geospatial Analysis LIMITED

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AU researchers in diverse disciplines discuss how employing Geographic Information Systems has enhanced their existing research process. Learn about the benefits of GIS to their research, the challenges faced, and gain insight into how these systems might complement your research process.

Moderators
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Meagan Snow

Program Director, Geospatial Research Support, American University
Meagan Snow is the Program Director for Geospatial Research Support at the American University Library.  She is currently a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of Minnesota's Department of Geography, Environment, and Society, with research interests in cartography, the h... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Alonzo

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, American University
Mike Alonzo is a geographer specializing in satellite and airborne remote sensing of the terrestrial environment. His work falls mostly into one of three categories: 1) Urban ecosystem analysis using fusion of hyperspectral imagery and lidar data, 2) Characterization of boreal fo... Read More →
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Michael Bader

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, American University
Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He studies how these changes affect the health and well being of Americans and potentially exacerbate racial health inequality. In particular, he is focusing on how neighborhood changes could lead to racially unequal outcome for older adults who... Read More →
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Malini Ranganathan

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Ranganathan is a critical geographer with a special interest in postcolonial cities. Her scholarship is concerned broadly with the political economy of the urban environment and sits at the intersection of human and urban geography, cultural anthropology, and critical development studies. Most of her research to date has focused on water and land governance in Bangalore/Bengaluru in India. Through ethnographic and archival research here, she argues that new water pricing policy is central to struggles over the right to tenure security given widespread urban informality. A related project delves into the political economy of wetland redevelopment, showing how... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Graduate Research Center Classroom, B60