An Oceanic Gaze, UC Berkeley ORIAS 2017

Invited Speaker

2017 An Oceanic Gaze. University of California Berkeley, Office of Resources for International and Area Studies, The View from the Sea: Oceans in World History Summer Institute for k-12 Educators, 28 Jun.


An Oceanic Gaze

ABSTRACT: We will explore ways of seeing science, culture and geography from the South Pacific, offering a different perspective from the dominant continental gaze, regarding coastal resources, boundary drawing and rights in ways that blur authoritative land/sea divides.

SPEAKER: Katherine Sammler is an assistant professor at Cal State Maritime Academy. She studies ocean politics and geography with a focus on measurement, boundary drawing, and seabed mining. She has a background in political geography, social theory, and physics. Her emerging research projects also look towards the political and material aspects of the atmosphere and outer space.

UC Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies: The View from the Sea: Oceans in World History Summer Institute for k-12 Educators,June 26 – 28, 2017.