Magazine article Women & Environments International Magazine

Renowned Feminist Geographer Joni Seager Appointed Dean of York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies

Magazine article Women & Environments International Magazine

Renowned Feminist Geographer Joni Seager Appointed Dean of York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies

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Source: York University

TORONTO - Celebrated environmentalist, feminist and academic Joni Seager has been appointed the next Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2004, for a five-year term.

Seager has achieved international acclaim for her work in feminist environmentalism and on the environmental costs of militaries and militarism. She is the author of the Penguin Atlas of Women in the World (2003). (Previous editions of this book have won national and international awards, including the American Library Association's "Outstanding Reference Book of the Year" award, and the Chicago Geographical Society's Publications Award.) Seager is also the author of nine other books including Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers Make Sense of the World (with Mona Domosh, 2001), and Earth Follies: Coming to Feminist Terms With the Global Environmental Crisis (1993). A believer in "writing without borders", her writings often appear in popular outlets such as MS Magazine and The New York Times at the same time that she publishes in academic journals such as Environment and Planning and Gender, Place & Culture.

Seager comes to York University from the University of Vermont (UVM) where she was Professor of Geography, and held affiliate appointments in Women's Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, and Canadian Studies. While at UVM, Seager received two of the university's highest awards for excellence in teaching and research. …

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