|Friday 2/22/13 PRESENTATION - A borderlands transformation: reflections on migrant death maps since 2002.|
|Friday, February 08 2013 14:54|
WHO: Co-presented by Humane Borders and Border Action Network
WHERE: Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church
WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dr. Chamblee is an environmental informatics specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia. Since 2009, he has been the Information Manager for the Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, a thirty-year, National Science Foundation funded, place-based study of coupled human and natural systems in southern Appalachia. John has an A.B. degree in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of Georgia and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. His academic specializations are computer-enabled regional science and the relationships between geophysical landscape structures and human social boundaries. He has authored or co-authored scholarly articles in Bioscience, Early Georgia, The Journal of Field Archaeology, Land Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics.
Dr. Chamblee has been involved in the use databases and computerized mapping to enable research and project management goals since he began working for the Georgia Archaeological Site File Office in 1994. While still a graduate student, he received a Presidential Recognition Award for Distinguished Service from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) for his work developing a database for managing the intellectual program of the SAA Annual Meetings. He currently serves on the Science Advisory Committee for the Coweeta LTER and as Co-Chair of the Information Management Committee for the U.S. LTER Network.
John became involved with Humane Borders in 2003 when his wife, Ruby, then a volunteer, recognized that the organization needed a geographic information system (a type of electronic mapping software) database to manage their migrant death maps and encouraged him to develop one for the organization. He has managed the migrant death mapping program ever since.
The results of these efforts have been more accurate maps of deaths, a model of the potential benefits of additional cell phone towers in the western Sonoran Desert, and warning posters that inform potential migrants of the dangers associated with undocumented border crossings. These maps and posters have raised awareness about risks to migrants through their distribution in Latin America and by being featured in many news outlets [ Los Angeles TimesArticle ].
About Humane Borders:
[ Website: http://humaneborders.org ]
About Border Action Network:
Vision: “A humane and civil society that values healthy, just and vibrant border and immigrant communities.”
[ Website: http://borderaction.org ]
Humane Borders and Border Action Network are co-presenting this event to provide ongoing education and information to the community. There will be a Q and A following Dr. Chamblee’s presentation. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.
|Last Updated on Monday, February 25 2013 18:46|