Theories of State, Sovereignty, Territory & Security
Professor Stuart Elden
Projects on the genealogy of territory, philosophy and geography, including:
Henri Lefebvre, State, Space, World, edited by Neil Brenner & Stuart Elden, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Terror and Territory: The State of Territory in the ‘Global War on Terror’, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.
Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2007-2010) The Geometry of the Political: A History of the State of Territory.
Identities, borders, citizenship
Dr Louise Amoore
Projects on risk, public space and security practice, including:
ESRC/NWO bilateral research project (with Marieke deGoede, UvA) (2007 - 2010), ‘Data Wars: New Spaces of Governing in the European War on Terror’ (£315,000 FEC + €150,000)
ESRC project under the Programme for Non-Governmental Public Action (2007 - 2009), ‘Contested Borders: Non-Governmental Public Action and the Technologies of the War on Terror’ (£215,000 FEC) http://www.contestedborders.org
Dr Divya Tolia Kelly
Projects on visual cultures, material cultures, landscape and race-memory, including: AHRC project, ‘Tales of the Frontier: Political representations and practices inspired by Hadrian’s Wall’ http://www.dur.ac.uk/roman.centre/hadrianswall/
Spatialities of War and Terror
Professor David Campbell
Projects on the visuality of geopolitics, including:
Geopolitics and Visuality: The Pictorial Economy of Atrocity, Famine and War - book project about visuality and geopolitics which explores the pictorial enactment of Sudan in the post-WWII period.
The Visual Economy of HIV/AIDS as a Security Issue - funded research project for the AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative (http://asci.researchhub.ssrc.org/rdb/asci-hub), September 2007 - April 2008, which investigates how the securitzation of HIV/AIDS since 2000 has impacted the imaging of the disease.
Postcolonial Geographies and the Politics of Development
Dr Marcus Power
Research projects on the visuality of geopolitics, postcolonial geographies and virtual worlds, including:
ESRC project on China-Africa. The full title is: 'The politics of Chinese engagement with African 'development': case studies of Angola and Ghana' (with Giles Mohan, Open University). The project started in July 2007 and runs until early 2010. http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/projects/china-africa/
Governance, Policy and the Politics of Knowledge
Dr Harriet Bulkeley
Governance and politics of waste management
Professor Peter Atkins
Research projects on historical food policy.