Madelaine C. Cahuas

Madelaine C. Cahuas is a Latina feminist geographer from Tkaronto (Toronto, Canada) studying urban politics, place-making, care work and activism with racialized migrant and Latinx communities. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment & Society at the University of Minnesota and is affiliated with Chicano & Latino Studies, American Studies, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Her work has been published in various journals including, The Professional Geographer, Gender, Place and Culture, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Environment and Planning D: Society & Space and Studies in Social Justice. She is the co-founder of the Latinx Geographies Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and is deeply committed to advancing social justice in education and research. In 2023 she was awarded the Rickie Sanders Junior Faculty Award for “outstanding intersectional and anti-racist contributions to geography and the public in scholarship” by the Feminist Geography Specialty Group of the AAG. She recently won the prestigious McKnight Land-Grant Professorship (2024-2026) for her scholarly achievement and is working on two community-engaged research projects examining how racialized and migrant communities are experiencing and resisting gentrification in the Twin Cities. Madelaine currently serves on the Editorial Collective at ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies and AGITATE!: Unsettling Knowledges.

AGITATE! Content by Madelaine C. Cahuas

“We can do everything, but we can’t do it all at once”: Motherhood, Children’s Books, and Activism in Conversation with Madelaine Cahuas