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We are an interdisciplinary and cross-divisional group of faculty and graduate students working across the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC San Diego and interested in questions of space and politics. We are funded by the International Institute and meet three times per quarter to share research in progress, co-organize events, read together and bring guest speakers to campus. Read more about us. 

This year

Continuing the call to forge alternative futures, our theme for the 2023-2024 academic year is “Climate Change, Displacement, Reparation.” Expanding on our previous years’ preoccupation with ecologies of border(ing) processes and refusals of their constitutive violences at the interfaces of air, land and water, this year we will attend to the complex configuration and terrain of “Climate Refugees” – human and more than human.

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Next event

November 30, 2023, 2-4:00 pm: Please RSVP to join us in MCTF Conference Room 202 (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) for an NSP event with Dr. Craig Santos Perez centered around the collection of eco-poetry in his book Habitat Threshold.

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