Call for Contributors – Geography in the 21st Century: The Defining Moments that Shaped Society

This 2 volume reference encyclopedia, Geography in the 21st Century: Defining Moments that Shaped Society, explores important world events that defined the early 21st century. Topic entries will contextualize each event through a geographic perspective that demonstrates the importance of geography, and the significance and advantages derived from examining the modern world through a spatial lens. While critical perspectives are welcome, the encyclopedia is objective in nature, and geared toward high school and undergraduate level audiences.

We are looking for contributors to write topic-based entries of 5,500-6,000 words. The list of available topic entries is included below. Each entry will include seven sections: I. Overview II. Background III. Social, Political, Economic, and Environmental Impacts IV. Geography Matters V. Key Players VI. Further Readings VII. Sidebar (which should be no more than 300 words).

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Editors: Dr. Jayson Funke, Dr. Waquar Ahmed, Dr. Ipsita Chatterjee, Dr. Steve McCauley

If you are interested in contributing an entry on a particular topic from the list below, please contact Dr. Jayson Funke at<> to learn more about the project. Please note that a Master’s Degree is required.

Geography in the 21st Century (open topics list)

1.     The Second Intifada (2000-2005)

2.     United States War on Terror: Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003)

3.     African Union Established (1999-2001)

4.     Second Chechen War (1999-2009)

5.     Occupy Wall Street Movement (2011)

6.     Political Coup in Egypt (2011)

7.     Copiapó Mining Accident, Chile (2010)

8.     Syrian Civil War (2011-)

9.  Black Lives Matter Movement, United State of America (2014-)

10.  COP15 Paris Climate Accord (2015)

11.  Dying of the Great Barrier Reef (2016-)

12.  United States Government Shutdown & Mexico Border Crisis (2018-2019)

13.  Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic (2020-)

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