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Department of Geography


Susan Cutter to receive AAG award

Pioneering work in hazards and vulnerability to be recognized

Susan Cutter will be presented with the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC) Specialty Group Lifetime Achievement Award.

The HDGC Specialty Group promotes the varied interests of geographers who are united by research, teaching, or service that involves the human dimensions of processes in coupled human-environment systems at local to global scales. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an advanced career scholar for cumulative contributions in research, teaching, and service that have shaped the field of human-environment geography.

Dr. Cutter's work developing the field of hazards and vulnerability research, the HDGC noted, has profoundly influenced human-environment scholarship and the careers of countless geographers.

The award will be presented during a special HDGC sponsored plenary session at the AAG meetings in Washington, DC, April 3-7, 2019.