Professor Susan Hanson visited the Department of Geography on April 13th, 2016. She delivered a research seminar on ’Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods’, which attracted a big audience of academics and students from different Departments of the University and other local institutions. She also shared with colleagues of the Department of Geography about her views on the undergraduate geography curriculum and postgraduate training.
Professor Susan Hanson is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the School of Geography, Clark University. She is an urban geographer with interests in gender and economy, transportation, local labor markets, and sustainability. Her research has examined the relationship between the urban built environment and people’s everyday mobility within cities; within this context, questions of access to opportunity, and how gender affects access, have been paramount. Professor Hanson has edited four geography journals – Urban Geography, Economic Geography, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and The Professional Geographer – and has been the geography editor for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first and second editions. She currently serves as Division Chair of the Transportation Research Board of the US National Research Council and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as American Academy of Arts and Sciences.