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Black in Geography Talk 7 May, 1-2pm

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  • UserJazmin Scarlett (Independent Researcher)
  • ClockFriday 07 May 2021, 13:00-14:00
  • HouseZoom.

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Black in Geography Friday 7 May, 1–2pm, on Zoom (the link will be circulated closer to the time) With Dr. Jazmin Scarlett (Independent Researcher)

This will be the second session in a student-led series of talks in which we invite Black geographers (lecturers and students) to speak on Whiteness in the discipline and how to disrupt it. We are also interested in foregrounding Black voices and experiences.

Theme to be discussed: “The role of colonialism in natural hazards and disasters”.

Jazmin will discuss this prompt alongside undergraduate student Temitope Bolaji and 3rd year PhD student Frédérique Fardin.

All are welcome to this informal conversation. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Please sign up to receive the Zoom link here: https://forms.gle/eDe2naJ8ipqVAdRZA

Dr Jazmin Scarlett is a British-Caribbean historical and social volcanologist, researching how people lived in the past and the present with active volcanoes. Previous research has researched the people and volcanoes of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, Germany and Italy. She also has interests in heritage studies, hazard analysis and disaster studies pedagogy and is currently the EDI Officer for the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG). For the past months, she has been commenting on the activity of La Soufriere volcano, in St. Vincent, with frequent updates on the ongoing eruption and multiple explosions, bringing attention to the extreme vulnerability of the people and the need for international help.

She did her undergraduate in BSc (Hons) Geography and Natural Hazards at Coventry University, MSc Volcanology and Geological Hazards at Lancaster University and PhD in Earth Science at the University of Hull. She has been a visiting researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark, previously a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Newcastle University and is currently a Student Support Administrator for Queen Mary University of London.

This talk is part of the Black in Geography student led talks series.

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