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Geography isn’t just about knowing your way around a map. 

It’s about knowing your way around our ever-changing world. 

The Department of Geography at the University of Oregon in one of the top ten geography programs in the country. We feature faculty and students researching and teaching about the cutting edge of important societal issues, such as racism, climate change, water resources, economic development, land use, conflict, migration, spatial data science, cartography, and more. We offer two major programs of study, Geography and Spatial Data Science and Technology and a minor in Geography.

The Department of Geography knows that a safe environment free of hate, violence, and discrimination is the right of every student and essential for learning to happen. Along with the rest of campus, our department recognizes and values our responsibility to protect our environment from hate and discrimination in any form. Resources are available to anyone on campus experiencing or witnessing hate or discrimination at respect.uoregon.edu/


Fall 2017 Tea Talk: Dr. John Agnew

Please join the Department of Geography as we kick off our Fall Tea Speaker Series with prominent political geographer Dr. John Agnew, from the Department of Geography at UCLA. Dr. Agnew will give us a talk entitled: Putting China in the World: From Universal Theory to Contextual Theorizing. 

This talk will be at 4pm in Condon 106. Please join the department community as we gather beforehand in Condon 108 for snacks and socializing.

Abstract: By considering the geography of international relations (IR) knowledge this article attempts to use the rise of China to geopolitical prominence to

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UO Geography welcomes Joanna Merson to the InfoGraphics Lab

The InfoGraphics Lab and the Department of Geography are excited to welcome our newest member, Joanna Merson. Joanna joined the InfoGraphics Lab as a Cartographic Web/ Mobile Applications Developer. Her primary duties are to design and build web/mobile mapping and other spatial data applications to support academic activities, both for InfoGraphics projects and in collaboration with UO faculty. She will also be teaching in the Geography and Spatial Data Science and Technology curricula.

Joanna is currently completing her dissertation Mapping Movement: Exploring Animated Representations of

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