Special issue of Australian Geographer

Human geographies for the public good: in memory of Professor Graeme John Hugo (AO)

Special Issue Editors: Dr Natascha Klocker and Dr Olivia Dun

Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong


In an obituary published in Australian Geographer (Volume 46, Issue 2), Professor John Connell observed that Graeme Hugo was so widely respected because his impressive scholarly contributions: ‘were underpinned by a quiet but persuasive concern for social justice. Beyond the multiple intellectual outputs that grace some of the finest global journals…Graeme was an activist, concerned with the development of equitable migration policies and the welfare and rights of migrants and refugees. He was no mere scholar – quietly piling up papers and books…but was committed to developing appropriate population and development policies…’


In this Special Issue of Australian Geographer, we invite contributions from geographers whose own empirical work seeks to tangibly contribute to the public good. In keeping with the remit of Australian Geographer (and Graeme’s own work), articles should focus on Australia and/or its region (Asia-Pacific).


While we welcome contributions related to Graeme’s own fields of expertise (migration, population and development), this Special Issue is open to a diverse range of topics. In honour of Graeme, our priority is to foreground geographical research that makes a tangible contribution to social justice, broadly conceived.

Please submit abstracts of 200 words to Natascha Klocker and Olivia Dun by November 13th, 2015 (natascha@uow.edu.au; odun@uow.edu.au ). Authors will be notified as to whether their abstracts have been accepted for the special issue by end November 2015. Full manuscripts will then be due end February 2016.


Please feel free to contact Natascha or Olivia with any questions.




Dr Natascha Klocker

Senior Lecturer

Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER)

Department of Geography and Sustainable Communities

University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia

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