Welcome to the Digital Village

March 18th, 2022  |  Published in Latest news

Dr. Hilary Faxon, a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, won the American Association of Geographers’ top early career award at the annual conference. The award was given for her paper, “Welcome to the Digital Village: Networking Geographies of Agrarian Change”, which explores digital connection from the paddy fields of Myanmar’s rural Northwest and theorizes the digital village as a networked social space in which online practices emerge from existing agrarian relations to reconfigure the strategies of economic survival, the landscapes of home, and the tactics of politics. The paper is forthcoming from the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

See the official announcement here: https://www.aag.org/aag-announces-2022-award-recipients/#nystrom

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