Space, Place, Knowledge and Power

Research by faculty working within this theme attends to political economy, global connections and assemblages, flows, and governmentality.  Our work attends to power and its manifestations through examination of land rights, human rights, finance, formal and informal economies, science and technology, migration and mobility, the legacies of colonialism, conservation and development.  We are concerned with the situatedness and positionality of knowledge, and the ethics and politics of knowledge production and circulation.  The broad conceptual terrain of ‘space’ -- which is inclusive of notions of ‘place’, belonging, cultural landscapes, displacement, borders, land tenure, and built environments -- grounds much of research executed within the theme. Our research engages with a wide range of ethnographic, historic, and archaeological contexts, from collaborative partnerships with indigenous communities and disenfranchised populations to critical engagement with political and economic elites in diverse global contexts.

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