April marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. During that month, media outlets nationwide featured the research of geography professor Derek Alderman.
Derek Alderman, a cultural and historical geography professor, shared his thoughts on removing confederate monuments in an Artsy article.
Professors Lisa Reyes and Kelsey Ellis shared findings of their current project “Vortex Southeast” at a National Weather Service workshop in conjunction with the severe storms laboratory.
As institutions of higher education debate what to do about buildings and spaces honoring historical figures now considered to be white supremacists, two UT researchers are offering a guide they hope will help the conversation.
In an article in Diverse Education, UT geography professor Derek Alderman teamed up with Penn State University professor Joshua Inwood, to discuss why the Martin Luther King federal holiday should be moved to April 4.
Renaming roads in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is part of a watershed movement to rewrite and reclaim US history in a way that incorporates the contributions of people of color.
What if science fiction like the Star Trek series could teach us how to better understand and engage with the real world around us?
Third-graders from Walland Elementary school had the chance to play with an augmented reality sandbox created by UT.
Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in September launched a weather balloon from campus in conjunction with two UT geography classes.
UT geographer Derek Alderman contributed an article to CityLab about Confederate memorials and the unjust geography of memory.
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a story in which a researcher doggedly maps forgotten corners of slave history, including Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad and its past in which many Detroiters held many people in bondage between the mid-1700s and early 1800s. The story highlights the scholarship of Derek Alderman, UT professor of
Derek Alderman, professor of geography, spoke with WBIR-TV Channel 10 about how fans of Elvis Presley have intensified his memory four decades after his passing. Alderman noted that pilgrims to Graceland, through leaving personal graffiti on the grounds, help us better understand the Elvis fandom. Alderman researches public memory, popular culture, and heritage tourism in the