Keynote Speakers


Sarah Elwood, PhD

“DIGITAL MEDIATIONS OF LIFE, THRIVING AND POSIBILITY IN THE SHADOWS OF THE ‘SMART’ CITY”
Keynote Lecture

KEYNOTE BIO
Sarah Elwood is Professor and Chair of Geography at University of Washington, former editor of Progress in Human Geography (2013-2017), and co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network with Victoria Lawson. Her research contributes to relational poverty studies, critical GIScience and digital geographies, visual politics and mixed methods, and urban geography. Current activities include research on poverty politics of creative activisms around homelessness, feminist and critical race theorizations of digital geographies, and a collaborative public scholarly project on horizons of critical poverty studies under emerging nationalist populisms. She is co-editor of Relational Poverty Politics (University of Georgia Press 2018), Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge (Springer 2012) and Qualitative GIS (Sage 2009), and author of journal articles in Progress in Human Geography, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, International Journal of Geographic Information Science and others.

Project Links: Relational Poverty Network | @relpov | Soundcloud



Nazera Sadiq Wright, PhD

“DIGITAL GI(RL)S:
MAPPING BLACK GIRLHOOD IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY”
Keynote Lecture

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Nazera Sadiq Wright is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her first book, Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century (University of Illinois Press, 2016) examines early black newspapers, slave narratives, advice columns and etiquette books to tell a literary history of black girlhood from the 1820’s to the early twentieth century. Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century won the 2018 Children’s Literature Association’s Honor Book Award.