Spatial Thinking (CESOC/SOC 875)


The weekly Spatial Thinking seminar offers presentations and discussions of scholarship at the forefront of spatial social science.


The Spatial Thinking seminar meets from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm on Thursdays.

Sep 8:    Introduction & Planning (Danielle Schmidt & Sarah Farr)

Sep 15:  Intro to Spatial Thinking and discussion of Lefevbre (Sarah Farr & Luke Hingtgen)

Sep 22:  Continued from previous session, additional topic TBD

Sep 29:  Half-baked ideas: 1) Environmental Justice and Recycling in Wisconsin (Alexis Econie), 2) [half-slot open]

Oct 6:    Paper workshop: “Producing and Emplacing Difference: Property Regulation and Segregation in Mexico City” (Sarah Farr)

Oct 13Slot open           

Oct 20:  Learning Session: Choosing Spatial Models/R Tutorial (Alex Mikulas & Sarah Farr)

Oct 27:  Data on water toxins (Rachel Rosenfeld)

Nov 3:   Slot open

Nov 10: Foreclosure and segregation (Alex Mikulas)

Nov 17: Slot open           

Nov 24: ** NO SESSION; THANKSGIVING BREAK **                          

Dec 1:    Half-baked ideas: 1) Spatial dialectics as a method (Luke Hingtgen), 2) [half-slot open]

Dec 8:    Land value changes driven by PPAs (Danielle Schmidt & John Canfield)

Spatial thinkers will sign up for presentation slots at our first meeting on September 8th. Please check back for a schedule of presentations.

Additional Information

You can find a syllabus with more information on the seminar here.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Farr or Danielle Schmidt.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 995 5278 3951
Passcode: 272441

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Schedule Archive

2021-2022 Schedule