Human geographies of creative and worn out regions 

Professor Stan Brunn

Professor Stan Brunn will guest present a School for Social and Policy Research seminar, ‘Human geographies of creative and worn out regions’ on Monday 14 May from 12pm-1.30pm.

Prof. Brunn’s teaching and research interests include political, social and urban geography, time-space geographies and innovative cartographies. He has presented on technological hazards, cyberspace, humane geographies, peace and reconciliation.

His research record includes authored and edited books and numerous articles in geography and interdisciplinary journals [presently, among other projects, editing an issue of GeoJournal about the geopolitics of natural disasters (Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina)] as well as working on several topics related to humane geographies in Central Asia, global transportation and telecommunications networks, and geographies of cyberspace.

In 1980, Prof. Brunn joined the University of Kentucky department as chair, serving in the position from 1980-88. In 1988 he was appointed by the Governor as State Geographer, serving for two years.

Prof. Brunn was elected University of Kentucky Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989-90.

He has taught for short periods at more than a dozen European and Central Asian universities and during the past four decades has made presentations at dozens of national and international conferences.

In 2006 he was merited with the Lifetime Achievement Award at SEDAAG (South Eastern Division of American Geographers). During the past two decades he has worked with educators in Kentucky to train teachers and to improve the quality of instruction in the state's schools.

This seminar takes place in room 1, building 22 (Lecture Theatre, near main entrance to building 22) on CDU’s Casuarina Campus.

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