Welcome to the website home of the Rural Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Click on the menu items above or the links to the right to explore both the history and current efforts of the group.

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~Communications Team~

The RGSG Communications team is Allison Brown, Lisa Powell and Ryan Bergstrom. If you are interested in volunteering for this team, please contact the chair, Allison at broccoli1313  at – yahoo.com

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New and Continuing Board Members for AAG Rural Geography

New and Continuing Board Members from the 2015 Election:

Secretary/Treasurer: Dawn M. Drake
Director at Large: Allison Brown
West Lakes Director: Chris Laingen
Pacific Coast Director: Gina Thornburg
Student Representative: Sarah Mason


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Candidates for the 2015 Election to the Board of Directors

Please follow this link for bios of candidates: https://rgsg.wordpress.com/2015-election-for-board-of-directors/

Electronic Ballots to Follow!

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

Please enjoy the RGSG Spring 2015 Newsletter: https://rgsg.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/rgsg_spring2015vfinal.pdf

which contains a Quickguide to RGSG sponsored sessions at the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, board election information, U.S. delegates to the Rural Geography Quad Meeting, Networking Update, Humboldt State geographers in the news, recent publications highlighting Rural Geography and Gender, and upcoming conferences and CFPs.

2015 research highlights include:

Michele Bolduc – Navigating the Changing Immigrant Health Care Landscape in Immokalee, Florida

Bill Wetherholt – Exploring Place Attachment in Kansas’ Central Great Plains

Sophie Moore – Ethnographic Fieldwork with the Peasants’ Movement of Papaye (MPP) in Central Haiti

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2015 Awards – Redd Center for Western Studies

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2015 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or/and Wyoming. Please see the descriptions below. Follow the link to https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspxfor further information and application instructions.  Applications for 2015 are due by 11:59 p.m. MST on March 15.

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Call for Participation: Quadrennial

Global Challenges and Rural Responses

The Eighth Quadrennial Conference of British,

Canadian, and American Rural Geographers
2015 Swansea – Aberystwyth

July 6-12, 2015

For the full announcement, please go to: https://rgsg.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/2015-quadrennial-call-for-applications.pdf

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CFP: ‘Setting the Scene’ – Rurality and the Crime Fiction Genre

Interdisciplinary Approaches to ‘Setting the Scene’: Representations of
Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture will be held June 15th and 16th, 2015 at Queen’s University, Belfast. This conference will be an opportunity to come together to discuss rurality and the crime fiction genre in interdisciplinary and international contexts. Prof. Paul Cloke, University of Exeter, is confirmed as one of the Keynote speakers. Rural Geographers are invited to participate and propose thematic sessions.

Registration is free, with abstracts due to Dr Linda Price, Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen’s University, Belfast – L.Price@qub.ac.uk by 15th January, 2015. 

For more details go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/Filestore/Filetoupload,472746,en.pdf

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