Keynote: “GIS for social transformation” with Marianna Pavlovskaya

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Marianna Pavlovskaya, Professor of Geography at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center. She has a PhD in geography from Clark University and does research on urban geography, feminist geography, and critical GIS (Geographic Information Science). Her current work examines the production of economic difference and work-related gendered migration in post-Soviet Russia , the role of the census and geo-spatial data in production of social ontologies, and geographies of the solidarity economy in the United States. Her work appeared in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Geoforum, Europe-Asia Studies, Environment and Planning ACartographica, Urban Geography, and many edited volumes. Most recently, she co-edited a forthcoming book Rethinking Neoliberalism: Resisting the Disciplinary Regime to which she also contributed a chapter on normalization of poverty in Russia through metrics.