Power, Space and Cultural Change

Research Themes

We are a vibrant, collaborative and collegial group of social, cultural, political, economic and historical geographers engaged in theoretically- and methodologically-rigorous, socially meaningful, and empirically grounded work. Our cluster is shaped by five key areas of inquiry: Material Mobilities; Activism and Alternatives; Histories, Pasts and Memories; Governance and Discipline; and Knowledges, Identities and Everyday Practices. These themes reflect the diverse yet interconnected nature of our research expertise and our commitment to exploring how power, space and cultural change are, and always have been, so fundamental in shaping the world around us. We ask questions about these themes across multiple fields, including alternative economies, decolonial activisms, carceral spaces, health and embodiment, maritime spaces, rural environments, migration and movement.

Click on each theme to explore our work on each area in more detail:

Material Mobilities

Activism and Alternatives

Histories, Pasts and Memories

Governance and Discipline

Knowledges, Identities and Everyday Practices

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