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Visiting Assistant Professor: Environmental Economics, Colby College, Maine, USA

The Economics Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year visiting position to teach  in-person here at our Waterville, Maine campus starting September 1, 2021. We are searching for an economist able to teach multiple sections of an introductory course in  environmental and natural resource economics plus other offerings that contribute to our core […]

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Assistant Professor: Urban Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

The University of Toronto’s Urban Studies Program at Innis College in the Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for a full-time, teaching stream position in the field of Urban Studies with a specialization in community-engaged learning. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of August […]

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Arizona State University, USA

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, re-Engineered @ Arizona State University College of Global Futures: School for the Future of Innovation in Society Location: Tempe, AZ Open Date: Apr 6, 2021   Description: Inciting a social movement of engineers, scientists, and other professionals to address environmental/climate/energy justice challenges   APPLY HERE: https://apply.interfolio.com/86218   The postdoctoral fellow will be […]

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA  The Department of Geography seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography. This two-year position will augment and complement existing departmental strengths in critical urban and health studies, Black geographies, development geographies, feminist geographies, nature-society relations, and geospatial technologies and society. The successful applicant will contribute intellectually to the department and Dartmouth College through […]

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Post-doctoral or Research Fellow, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin, USA

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, an interdisciplinary human rights center housed in the School of Law, seeks applications for a post-doctoral or research fellowship beginning July 1, 2021 and running through July 30, 2022. Applicants from all countries and relevant disciplines are […]

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Innovation and Regional Development, HEC Montréal, Canada

Chair in Innovation and Regional Development (HEC Montreal) | Urban Planning (McGill University | Profs. David Doloreux and Richard Shearmur are looking to recruit a **POSTDOCT RESEARCH FELLOW ON INNOVATION AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT** The Chair on innovation and Regional Development (Prof.Doloreux, HEC Montréal) and the Urban Planning Department (Prof.Shearmur, McGill University) has opened a postdoctoral position […]

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation gaining insight on COVID-19 impacts for rural Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic – and associated public health measures – continue to have unprecedented impacts on all communities and regions (rural and urban) across Canada. Community leaders, researchers, and agents of change have mobilized around resiliency, creativity, and compassion to address the local implications of this global health crisis. The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) […]

Joshua Barrett

Brady is a working towards a Ph.D. in Rural Studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His research interests intersect environmental stewardship, community development, and Indigenous self-determination in policy and development decision-making processes. As a settler (non-Indigenous) scholar with mixed English/Mi’kmaw ancestry, Brady explores the roles and responsibilities of researchers engaging in community-based […]

New blog editor explains why researchers should write blog posts - and not just to make his job easier.

First, I’d like to introduce myself…        …hi, I’m Brady – the new Blog Editor for the Regional Studies Association.   Get to know me I began to write about growing up in western Newfoundland, but figured it was easier to just share an image. My hometown, Corner Brook (below), is the regional […]

Welcome to our new Blog Editor

We would like to welcome our new Blog Editor, Brady Reid. Born and raised and currently living on the west coast of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, Brady maintains a strong commitment to his hometown and the surrounding rural region. This connection to his community permeates his work as an emerging rural scholar to ensure that […]

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Postdoctoral position: Sociology of science, University of Michigan School of Information, USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Innovation and Science of Science, University of Michigan School of Information. The University of Michigan School of Information announces a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position to conduct research in the area of Science of Science and Innovation. Working with Assistant Professor Misha Teplitskiy, the Fellow will design and conduct experiments and quantitative […]

Join the RSA Today and receive a free book with your membership!

Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

Can oil development work for Indigenous Peoples? Views from Borneo and Alaska

Earlier this year, I carried out fieldwork with the support of the RSA in Malaysian Borneo and on Alaska’s North Slope as part of my project investigating the impacts of land tenure on Indigenous land use decisions. In Malaysia, the rights of Indigenous Peoples are largely customary, meaning they are not formally codified into law. […]

Welcome to our new RSA Student Representative Board Member

We would like to welcome Tanya Chandra as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member. Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. She is part of the Urban-Rural Systems team at Future Cities Laboratory, focused on capturing the different territorial transformation taking place across Monsoon Asia. Her doctoral work focuses […]

New Fellows of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA)

The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2021. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

Awards 2020

Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who have graduated within the previous year. Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have […]

COVID-19 and Cottage Country: Exploring place, power, and policy in the ‘right to be rural’

Ashleigh Weeden is a rural futurist and PhD Candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph. Her work is focused on investigating place-based rural innovation, community capacity building, and public policy renewal. In addition to her current doctoral research, Ashleigh coordinates the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s Rural […]

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Webinar Pathways to a Green, Equitable, Covid-19 Recovery

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

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Webinar Whatever Happened to Uneven Development? in Conversation with Professor Jamie Peck and Dr Marion Werner

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts

The RSA Research Network on Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts organised an event: Participatory Action Research and Ethnographic Theatre: I Am Rohingya: Staging a Genocide, a presentation by Yusuf Zine held on March 10, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. Organisers: Hulya Arik is an assistant professor at the Human Geography at […]

Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities

Jennifer Clark is Professor and Head of the City and Regional Planning Section at the Knowlton School of Architecture in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. She specializes in urban and regional economic development planning. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Regional Studies and a Fellow of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) […]

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