Author Meets Readers: 'Theory and Explanation in Geography'

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Free
  • Open to the public

Professor Yeung will present his new book 'Theory and Explanation in Geography.' This monograph deeply engages with epistemological debates on theory and methods in geography. Dr. Yeung invites readers and participants to critically examine the book's main tenets and its prospects for reflexive theory development as the key to the discipline's future. The session provides an opportunity for the author to respond to comments and for the audience to further discuss the topics. After briefly introducing the book, the author can facilitate an interactive discussion potentially addressing wide-ranging issues such as epistemology, theorizing styles and practices in different critical approaches, relational thought, processual thinking, mid-range explanatory theories, causal mechanism-based approaches to theory and explanation, situated knowledges, "theorizing back," and more.

About the author/speaker:

Henry Wai-chung Yeung is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geography and Co-Director of Global Production Networks Centre at the National University of Singapore. He is the recipient of multiple research awards, including the 2022 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution by the Regional Studies Association in the UK, the 2018 Distinguished Scholarship Honors by the American Association of Geographers, and the 2017 Murchison Award by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), UK.

Discussant: Tom Kemeny, Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Additional information

Event contact

Dylan Connor

Thursday, May 16, 2024


10:30 am12:00 pm (MST)


Lattie F. Coor Hall, #5532