Dr. Rees Published in Progress in Human Geography

Dr. Amanda Rees, Professor of Geography in the Department of History and Geography and colleagues across the US have this month published an article on community geography in one of geography's premier human geography journals Progress in Human Geography (free and accessible pdf can be found here). Community geography involves academic and public scholars with the goal of co-produced and mutually-beneficial knowledge, and CSU's Columbus Community Geography Center (CCGC) is recognized as one of a handful of centers across the US doing this collaborative publicly-engaged scholarship.

In addition, the article features CSU's Columbus Community Geography Center. Celebrating its 10th year of operation, the CCGC is recognized as one of a handful of centers across the US that engage students and faculty in community-led research. Utilizing participatory methods of geographical inquiry, Community geography offers alternative models of scholarship that value community-engaged research and teaching. Located in the Department of History and Geography the CCGC is unique in that it regularly combines both history and geography in its community-based collaborations.

Dr. Rees is the founder and coordinator of the CCGC and through CSU'S ePress, 10 years of community-engaged problem-solving projects are published Columbus Community Geography Center's Here students, faculty and over 30 community organizations have co-published over 20 community projects.

The CCGC's work was recently recognized by the National Humanities Alliancewhich shared student-community projects with a broad humanities audience and which featured the CCGC and its collaboration with Marion County Chamber of Commerce and Pasaquan.

Last year students completing a CCGC project were awarded the USG Service-Learning Award and their work was published by Georgia's State Historic Preservation Office.

The CCGC is excited to welcome a new affiliated faculty member Dr. Jordan Brasher whose research engages race, ethnicity, and social equity in tourism and GIS.