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2018 - 2019 Lab Group accomplishments!

This was an amazing year for students in the Praxis Lab, with a range of excellent accomplishments.

Margaret Anderson, a graduating senior, was awarded a Fulbright to continue her work in Brazil. Margaret is double major in Geography and Spanish and Portuguese and has been doing research in Gullah/Geechee Nation for the past few years with Kaleigh Swift and Dr. Derickson.

Emma DeVries was named an Au Sable Gradaute Fellow, and joined the first cohort of the CREATE Initiative as a CREATE Scholar.

Kevin Ehrman-Solberg's work was featured in a PBS Documentary titled "The Jim Crow of the North" and he was invited to deliver a TEDx Minneapolis talk on his work.

Eric Goldfischer was named an expert fellow with the Robin Hood Foundation, and awarded at Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota to finish his dissertation titled "The Difference that Seeing Makes" based on his work with Picture the Homeless.

Aaron Mallory was awarded the 2019 Brown Fellowship, which will allow him to complete his dissertation on the role of evidence based medicine in changing the landscape of HIV/AIDS activism in Atlanta. Aaron was also elected student representative of the Black Geographies Specialty Group.

Gabriel Schwartzman was awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the political economy of energy transition and its implications for social and environmental justice organizing in Appalachia, where Gabe has deep connections from years of organizing and community-based work.

Kaleigh Swift completed her degree in Biology, Society and Environment from the U of M and began a full time position as the program coordinator for the CREATE Initiative.

Robin Wright was awarded the Denis Cosgrove PhD Research Award from the Cultural Geographies specialty group.


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