Grad Students

Sara Salazar Hughes



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Email    saranhughes@ucla.edu
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PhD Candidate & Teaching Fellow, Political and Cultural Geography, UCLA

PhD Candidate & Teaching Fellow, Political and Cultural Geography, UCLA

Latest publication: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DC5aIqVwAddYmsKMkuUP/full
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Fields of Study

Political Geography, Cultural Geography, Settler Colonial Studies

Advisors

John Agnew, Geography UCLA
Lieba Faier, Geography UCLA
Adam Moore, Geography UCLA
Gershon Shafir, Sociology UCSD

Awards

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) Tom McKnight and Joan Clemens Award for Excellence in Area Studies for “Domesticity & Diasporic Homeland: Constructing ‘home’ in West Bank settlements” ($200)

2016 Cultural Geography Specialty Group (CGSG) Terry Jordan-Bychkov Award for outstanding paper by a doctoral student for “Suburban occupation: constructing ‘home’ in West Bank settlements” ($250)

2015 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) Tom McKnight and Joan Clemens Award for an Outstanding Student Paper for “Construction as Commemoration: Memorializing Violence through West Bank Settlement Construction” ($500)

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS 

2017 Political Geography Specialty Group Student Travel Grant ($200)

2016 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Student Travel Grant ($200)

2016-2017 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship ($20,000 + tuition/fees)

2016 American Association of Geographers-National Science Foundation Travel Grant to International Geographical Union Regional Conference in Beijing, China ($2000)

2015 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Women’s Network Travel Grant ($200)

2015 Society of Women Geographers National Fellowship ($8000)

2015 UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Summer Roter Research Travel Grant ($2500)

2015 UCLA International Institute Fieldwork Fellowship ($3000)

2015 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Student Travel Grant ($200)    

2015 Cultural Geography Specialty Group (CGSG) Denis E. Cosgrove Research Grant ($1000)

2014 UCLA Geography Department’s Research Travel Grant ($5000)

2014-2015 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowship for Hebrew Language Study ($15,000 + tuition/fees)

2014 Graduate Student Affinity Group (GSAG) of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Travel Award ($250)

2014 American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship ($1000)

2013-2014 UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship ($20,000 + tuition/fees)

2013 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) Larry Ford Fieldwork Fellowship in Cultural Geography ($500)

2013 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship for Hebrew Language Study ($2500 + tuition/fees)

2012-2013 UCLA Geography Department Fellowship ($20,000 + tuition/fees)

2011 Master’s in International Studies (MAIS), University of San Francisco program scholarship award ($3000)

Research

My research interests lie at the intersection of political geography, border and mobilities studies, and settler colonial studies, and they focus empirically on Israel/Palestine and other modern ethno-national and settler-colonial conflicts.

Degrees

PhD Geography, UCLA, expected May 2017
M.A. International Studies (Hons.), University of San Francisco, 2011 
B.A. Arabic (minor in Political Science), UCLA, 2009

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Hughes, S. (2016). "With a Wink and a Nod: Settlement Growth Through Construction as Commemoration in the Occupied West Bank." Geopolitics: 1-23. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DC5aIqVwAddYmsKMkuUP/full

Submitted Manuscripts 

Hughes, Sara. “Diaspora and Domesticity: constructing ‘home’ in West Bank settlements.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Hughes, Sara. “Unbounded territoriality: a re-examination of territorial control in the occupied West Bank.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Hughes, Sara. “Settler Colonialism: Inside the settler consciousness.” Settler Colonial Studies.

Book reviews 

Hughes, Sara. "The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re‐Scaling Europe, edited by Dorte Jagetić Andersen, Martin Klatt, and Marie Sandberg. 2012. Farnham, UK and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. 260+ xii. ISBN 978‐1‐4094‐3708‐6, $99.95." Journal of Regional Science 53.5 (2013): 946-948.

Presentations

Panels/Sessions Organized

2017 Emerging Research in Geography – UCLA Student Panel, Society of Women Geographers Triennial Meeting, Asilomar, CA, 26-29 May

2017 (Extra)territoriality: re-examining territorial control within and beyond state borders, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 5-9 April

  • Part I: Occupation, disputed territory, and geopolitics
  • Part II: Migration, refugees, and securitization
  • Part III: Tourism & other industry, zones of encounter, and the role of the state

2016 Critical Geographies of the home(land): (in)security, violence, everyday life, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 28 March-2 April

  • Part I: Gender, Family, (in)security
  • Part II: Law, Settlement, Dispossession
  • Part III: Convergences of foreign and domestic policy

Papers Presented

2017 Domesticity & Diasporic Homeland: Constructing ‘home’ in West Bank settlements, Society of Women Geographers Triennial Meeting, Asilomar, CA, 26-29 May

2017 Unbounded territoriality: territorial control in the occupied West Bank, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting & Political Geography Specialty Group preconference, Boston, MA, 4-9 April

2016 Domesticity & Diasporic Homeland: Constructing ‘home’ in West Bank settlements, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 5-8 October 

2016 Unbounded territoriality: a re-examination of territorial control in the occupied West Bank, 33rd International Geographical Conference, Beijing, China, 21-25 August

2016 Suburban occupation: constructing ‘home’ in West Bank settlements, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting & Political Geography Specialty Group preconference, San Francisco, CA, 28 March-2 April

2015 Construction as Commemoration: Memorializing Violence through West Bank Settlement Construction, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 21-24 October

2015 Construction as Commemoration: Memorializing Violence through West Bank Settlement Construction, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting & Political Geography Specialty Group preconference, Chicago, IL, 20-25 April

2015 Construction as Commemoration: Memorializing Violence through West Bank Settlement Construction, Indigenous and Decolonial Practices and Imaginaries Symposium, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 8 April

2014 Fetishizing the Fence: Bordering beyond the border in Israel/Palestine, Society of Women Geographers Triennial, Pittsburg, PA, 23-25 May

2014 Fetishizing the Fence: Bordering beyond the border in Israel/Palestine, American Association of Geographers annual meeting, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April