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“Passport Geographies” Call for Papers – AAG 2014

Call for Papers – Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting 2014 April 8th -12th, 2014: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.  SESSION: “PASSPORT GEOGRAPHIES” Sponsored by the Population Specialty Group (PSP) at AAG Download Call for Papers in PDF  SESSION CONVENORS: Pablo … Continue reading

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Most common surnames in Britain mapped

A team of geographers at University College London, led by Prof. Paul Longley and Muhammad Adnan have created a map of the most popular surnames around Britain. http://bit.ly/17NZHcD The map shows the distribution of the top three surnames by area using … Continue reading

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Paper on Netnography of Migration and Citizenship

Residence vs. Ancestry in Acquisition of Spanish Citizenship: A Netnography Approach Pablo Mateos and Jorge Durand Access to a nationality from a European union (EU) country has become a key migration strategy for people from outside the eu and their families. This … Continue reading

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Paper published in PLOS ONE

Forget Social Networks, our names link us together in cultural and ethnic communities worldwide Our forenames and surnames are connected into distinct global networks of cultural, ethnic and linguistic communities. These are revealed for the first time y a team … Continue reading

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Joined the Editorial Board of Human Biology

Pablo Mateos joins the Editorial Board of the journal Human Biology Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG). It publishes multidisciplinary articles on human biology and evolution with an anthropological focus.  It has proved as … Continue reading

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National Geographic publishes UCL surname map of the U.S.

National Geographic magazine has published a tag map of US surnames compiled by geographers at University College London (UCL), James Cheshire, Paul Longley and Pablo Mateos. The February 2011 issue of National Geographic (page 22-23) includes a double spread with … Continue reading

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Media coverage

My own research and/or the projects in which I have worked with others at UCL Geography and CASA have gained attention through the following media features: Selected media features 2006-2008 2008  ‘Website maps surnames worldwide” BBC News, 30 Aug http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7588968.stm … Continue reading

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ENFOLD: Explaining, modelliNg, and FOrecasting gLobal Dynamics

ENFOLD: Explaining, modelliNg, and FOrecasting gLobal Dynamics Pablo Mateos participates in a successful CASA-led £2.9 million bid to EPSRC involving seven UCL departments and ten academics. ENFOLD is a multidisplinary five year modelling project funded by EPSRC (£2.9 million FEC) … Continue reading

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New UCL collaboration with Mexico National University (UNAM)

A research collaboration in urban and population geography has recently being set up between Dr. Pablo Mateos (UCL) and Dr. Adrian Guillermo Aguilar, at the Mexico National University (UNAM), one of the the most prestigious university in Latin America and … Continue reading

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New RGS-IBG Population Geography website launched

The Population Geography Research Group (PGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers), has launched a new website – designed and hosted by UCL, at www.popgeog.org The site features the main activities of PGRG (including conferences and workshops), … Continue reading

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