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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> 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-)