Workshop Award

2021 Workshop Award Recipients

Urban Geography is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Workshop Award, Dr Dena Aufseeser, Dr Emily Billo, Dr Kelsey Hanrahan & Dr Dilllon Mahmoudi of the Geography Baltimore Collective.  Their workshop series entitled “The Baltimore Conversations: Struggle, Vibrancy, & Emanicpatory Futures” was organised between February and April 2021 and critically examined the role of Baltimore and the contested livelihoods of Baltimoreans⁠—past, present, and future⁠—within the canon of critical geography. The workshop series was organized by the Baltimore Geography Collective, an informal group that came together two years ago to exchange writing and read collectively. The workshop series took place as three progressing virtual conversations with Baltimore-based activists and community organizers, as well as early-career and established academics with experience working in Baltimore.


Every year Urban Geography awards up to $2,000 to support a seminar series, workshop, or similar event which brings together leading scholars to focus on a cutting-edge theme within Urban Geography. The expectation is that this award will be supported by the host department and institution either in-kind (e.g., staff time, event planning, space, scheduling, and other forms of administrative support) and/or in terms of more direct financial support. It is also hoped that the award will be used to leverage additional co-sponsors. Proposals are welcome from scholars and programs without regard to discipline, but a primary focus on Urban Geography is necessary. Funding decisions will be based upon the cohesiveness of the proposal, the support of the host department and institution, as well as funding partners, the academic reputation of the organizers, and the potential visibility of the program including its overall academic impact.

Call for Proposals

Proposals for this year’s award will be due December 2021 (exact date tbc).  All material should be sent to Pablo Shiladitya Bose, Urban Pulse Editor, Urban Geography by e-mail ( Please send the following as attachments (PDF is preferred):

(1) a one-page proposal which outlines the broad themes of the project and their significance, a general plan for the project, the academic impact of the project, and any discrete outcomes;

(2) abbreviated, one-page, CVs for all organizers;

(3) letters of support from the home department, home institution, and co-sponsors which outline their roles, and;

(4) a one-page outline of the proposed schedule including potential participants.

Questions can be directed to Pablo Bose.