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Keynote speakers

We have confirmed keynotes by three scholars doing exciting and inspiring work at the intersections of this year’s conference themes.


Laura Pulido, Professor of Geography and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon. Laura’s research work focuses on comparative ethnic studies, Chicanx studies, critical human geography, environmental justice. Read more about her work and her activism on her website.




Emma Slager, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, University of Washington-Tacoma. Emma’s work focuses on the intersection of urban geography and technology studies. Read more about her work on her website.




Nathan McClintock, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Portland State University. Nathan’s work focuses on urban political ecology, critical urbanism, and food systems planning. Read more about his research on his website.



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