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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Professor Gavin Bridge

Professor in the Department of Geography
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43502
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
Room number: 231

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Completed PhDs

  • Dr Hung-Ying Chen, Air Rights as Market Devices: Exploring Financialization in Taipei Metropolitan Area
  • Dr Julie de los Reyes, Mining Shareholder Value: Financialisation, Extraction, and the Geography of Gold Mining
  • Dr Diego Andreucci, The Political Ecology of Resource Dependence: Extractivism, Conflict and Development in Latin America
  • Dr Chun-Kai Leung, Fuelling the Dragon: a Geographical Political Economy of the Natural Gas Industry in China
  • Dr Philip Robinson, A Political Ecology of Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication in Northern Ireland
  • Dr Ralitsa Hiteva, Geographies of Energy Governance: Negotiating Low Carbon and Energy Secure Futures in the European Union
  • Dr Hugo Romero, Disturbance and Disruption in Chilean Patagonia: a Political Economy of the HidroAysen Hydro-Power Project
  • Dr Tomas Frederiksen, Unearthing Rule: Mining, Power and the Political Ecology of Extraction in Colonial Zambia
  • Dr Denise Humphreys-Bebbington, The Political Ecology of Natural Gas Extraction in Southern Bolivia

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Questions of property, access and control associated with 'new geographies' of resource production and consumption
  • Political ecologies of resource scarcity and security
  • The organisation of global production networks for raw materials, particularly those associated with old and new 'carbon economies'
  • The ways in which the material character of 'biophysical' resources shapes their appropriation, commodification and marketisation
  • Geographies of energy transition and governance

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Bridge, G, Barr, S, Bouzarovski, S, Bradshaw, M, Brown, E, Bulkeley, H & Walker, G Energy and Society: a critical perspective. Routledge; 2018.
  • Bridge, G & Le Billon, P Oil. Polity; 2017.
  • Bridge, G. & Le Billon, P. Oil. Cambridge: Polity; 2013.

Chapter in book

Edited book

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Selected Grants

  • 2016: RF150393: H2020-REINVENT, European Commission, 2016-2020