McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury, VT 05753
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The Middle of Somewhere: Place Attachment and the Geographies of Being
Place attachment is a burgeoning field of scholarship that investigates place identities and their relation to mobility and migration. Professor Alexander Diener’s research project considers people’s varied capacities to make and remake place attachments, and how this shapes everyday routines, social interactions, major life choices, and identities at different scales. His talk will engage with topics such as home/homeland, mobility/immobility, biological geographies, sacred place, and moral geographies.

Alexander Diener is a Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His recent publications include Borders: A Very Short Introduction (2024), The Power of Place in Place Attachment (2023), Invisible Borders: Geographies of Power, Mobility, and Belonging (2022). He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute.

Sponsored by:
Environmental Studies; Geography; American Studies; International & Global Studies

Contact Organizer

Moody, Amy
(802) 443-5856