Professors Write a Letter to Protest Geography Conference Panels for their ‘Whiteness’

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Pretty hilarious, but if they think that’s an overwhelmingly white panel, maybe they should go to the Modern Language Association (MLA) panels in their annual conference:

About 140 geography professors have added their name to a “manifesto” calling on the Association of American Geographers to diversify its conference panels, decrying them as too white and male.

“Geography is still predominantly white and male, but there are far more women and people of color than in previous decades,” it states. “… Yet this shift in the racial and gender composition of the field is often not fully reflected at key sites and moments, including the composition of and attendance at conference panels, inclusion in syllabi and special issues, citations, and the hiring, evaluation, and promotion of faculty.”