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Fluri, Jennifer L Professor

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  • Jennifer Fluri's research focuses on gender, geopolitics and economic development in South Asia with a focus on Afghanistan. She has conducted research on the spatial and gender implication of international intervention in Afghanistan. She is currently working on a study that investigates Afghan women's Civil Society Organizations and their roles in peace building and conflict mediation. She is also working with a team of faculty and students through a CU-Outreach grant to examine affordable housing in Boulder from the perspective of individuals working on improving affordable housing options and living in designated affordable housing units/areas.

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  • critical study and analysis of gender and development in conflict zones, security studies, body theory, affordable housing, gender, race, class, economic inequality

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Teaching

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  • GEOG 1962 - Geographies of Global Change
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Familiarizes students with a geographic understanding of conflicts around the globe and of economic, political and cultural globalization. Analyzes the relationship between global forces, regions and local interests in contemporary territorial and geopolitical tensions and conflicts, emphasizing issues such as nationalism, migration, labor and natural resources. Formerly GEOG 2002.
  • GEOG 3832 - Geographies of South Asia
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Examine the geographies of South Asia through four interrelated themes: Territory, Trade, Transportation, and Tributaries. Learn about territory including physical features, political conflicts and changing borders. Explore trade, transportation routes, and tributaries to understand economic, social/cultural and political geographies. Investigate culture and society through analyses of gender roles/relations. Recommended prerequisites: GEOG 1962 or GEOG 1972 or GEOG 1982 or GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2092.
  • GEOG 3842 - Human Geography of Czechia: Political, Economic and Social Transitions
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Excursions in Prague will begin with an understanding of Czech history through various imprints on the landscape, such as city planning, design, architecture and culture. This will be followed by a discussion of Prague in the 20th century and the various political, economic and social transitions. These transitions will be explored through field based study in and outside of Prague.
  • GEOG 4722 - Field Methods in Human Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines research methods associated with field work in human geography. Prepares students for fieldwork by focusing on geographic and interdisciplinary field work techniques; interpretation of field data; discussion of the politics, ethics and gender, race, class and cross-cultural issues related to field work. Same as GEOG 5722.
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers various topics outside of the normal curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of faculty. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • GEOG 5152 - History and Theory of Geography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    History of ideas and institutions that have shaped contemporary geographic inquiry. Examines the evolving relations among human geography, physical geography, environment-society relations, and geographic information processing. Designed to situate graduate student research within major subfields and intellectual currents of geography.
  • GEOG 5722 - Field Methods in Human Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines research methods associated with field work in human geography. Prepares students for fieldwork by focusing on geographic and interdisciplinary field work techniques; interpretation of field data; discussion of the politics, ethics and gender, race, class and cross-cultural issues related to field work. Same as GEOG 4722.
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Degree Candidate
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Instructor consent required.
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Instructor consent required.
  • IAFS 3010 - Islam, Geopolitics and Society: Gender, Identity and Place
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
    Examines Islam, geopolitics and society in various locations throughout the globe, such as Afghanistan, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel/Palestine, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen, the UK and the US. Addresses issues of gender, identity and place to illustrate the complexity and diversity of social experiences within the milieu of Islam and geopolitics.

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