Dr Andrew Baldwin
Before joining the Geography Department at Durham, I held appointments at the University of Manchester and at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) and I received my PhD from Carleton University in 2006. From 2011-2015 I was Chair of COST Action IS1101 Climate Change and Migration, and from 2013-2016 I was Co-Director of the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience (Durham University).
My research examines the intersections of race, nature and geography with a specific current focus on the ways in which discourses and practices of climate change and migration relate to questions of humanism, posthumanism, politics, culture, urbanism and the Anthropocene. Ultimately, my work is motivated to ask how new forms of political community are coming into existence (or not) in relation to looming geohistorical phenomena like climate change and the Anthropocene. This work draws heavily from critical race theory and postcolonial theory and is inspired by writers, such as Paul Gilroy, Michel Foucault, Wendy Brown, and David Theo Goldberg, and, increasingly, Brian Massumi, Elizabeth Povinelli, Laurent Berlant, and William Connolly.
I am also currently Co-investigator on three interrelated research projects with colleagues at Sussex and SOAS: Migrants on the Margins (funded by the Royal Geographical Society), Supporting the Mobility of Trapped Populations (ESRC-DFID funded) and The Unknown City (ESRC-AHRC funded - Forced Displacement Programme).
- 2014 Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship, Durham University
- 2006 - 2008 SSHRC Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 2004 - 2005 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Scholarship
- Baldwin, W.A. & Erickson, B. Introduction: Whiteness, coloniality, and the Anthropocene. Society and Space. 2020.
- Boas, I, Farbotko, C, Adams, H, Sterly, H Bush, S van der Geest, K, Wiegel, H, Ashraf, H, Baldwin, A Bettini, G Blondin, S de Bruijn, M Durand-Delacre, D Fröhlich, C Gioli, G Guaita, L Hut, E Jarawura, F Lamers, M Lietaer, S Nash, S Piguet, E Rothe, D Sakdapolrak, P Smith, L Furlong, B Turhan, E Warner, J Zickgraf, C Black R & Hulme M Climate migration myths. Nature Climate Change. 2019;9:901-903.
- Baldwin, W. Andrew Fröhlich, C. & Rothe, D. From Climate Migration to Anthropocene Mobilities: Shifting the Debate; Editors introduction. Mobilities. 2019;Special Issue on Anthropocene Mobilities
- Baldwin, Andrew Thinking with Protevi: difference, the present, and the political. Political Geography. 2019;70:137-139.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Fornalé, E. Adaptive migration: pluralising the debate on climate change and migration. The Geographical Journal. 2017;183:322-328.
- Baldwin, W.A. Climate change, migration, and the crisis of humanism. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. 2017;8:e460.
- Baldwin, W.A. Decolonising geographical knowledges: the incommensurable, the university and democracy. Area. 2017;49:329-331.
- Baldwin, W.A. Postcolonial Futures: Climate, Race, and the Yet-to-Come. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 2017;24:292-305.
- Baldwin, W.A. Resilience and race, or climate change and the uninsurable migrant: towards an anthroporacial reading of ‘race’. Resilience: international policies, practices, discourses. 2017;5:129-143.
- Baldwin, W.A. Theorising Climate Change and Migration: Affect, Politics and the Future Conditional. Insights. 2017;10-11.
- Baldwin, W.A. Premediation and white affect: climate change and migration in critical perspective. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2016;41:78-90.
- Baldwin, W.A. Responsibility, politics, and reason: a sympathetic comment on Castree. Dialogues in Human Geography. 2015;5:317-321.
- Baldwin, A. Pluralising climate change and migration: an argument in favour of open futures. Geography Compass. 2014;8:516-528.
- Baldwin, W.A., Methmann, C. & Rothe, D. Securitizing ‘climate refugees’ the futurology of climate-induced migration. Critical Studies on Security. 2014;2:121-130.
- Baldwin, A. The political theologies of climate change-induced migration. Critical Studies on Security. 2014;2:210-222.
- Baldwin, W.A. Racialisation and the figure of the climate-change migrant. Environment and Planning A. 2013;45:1474-1490.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Stanley, A. Risky natures, natures of risk. Geoforum. 2013;45:2.
- Baldwin, W.A. Vital ecosystem security: emergence, circulation, and the biopolitical environmental citizen. Geoforum. 2013;44:52-61.
- Interivew with Andrew Baldwin. Miradas en Movimiento. 2012;Special Volume - Naturally Immigrants:176-182.
- Baldwin, W.A. Orientalising environmental citizenship: climate change, migration, and the war on potential. Citizenship Studies. 2012;16.
- Baldwin, W.A. Whiteness and futurity: towards a research agenda. Progress in Human Geography. 2012;36:172-187.
- Baldwin, W.A. Wilderness and tolerance in Flora MacDonald Denison: towards a biopolitics of whiteness. Social and Cultural Geography. 2010;11:883-901
- Baldwin, W.A. Carbon nullius and racial rule: race, nature and the cultural politics of forest carbon in Canada. Antipode. 2009;41:231-255.
- Baldwin, W.A. Ethnoscaping Canada's Boreal Forest: liberal whiteness and its disaffiliation from colonial space. The Canadian Geographer / Le géographe canadien. 2009;53:427-443.
- Baldwin, W.A. The White Geography of Lawren Stewart Harris: Whiteness and the Performative Coupling of Multiculturalism and Nature in Canada. Environment and Planning A. 2009;41:529-544.
- Baldwin, W.A. An Ethics of Connection: Social-nature in Canada's Boreal Forest. Ethics, Place and Environment. 2004;7:185-194.
- Baldwin, A. The Nature of the Boreal Forest: Governmentality and Forest-nature. Space and Culture. 2003;6:415-428.
- Manou, D., Baldwin, W.A., Cubie, D., Thorp, T. & Mihr, A. Climate Change, Migration and Human Rights: Law and Policy Perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge; 2017.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Bettini, G. Life Adrift: climate change, migration, critique. Rowman and Littlefield; 2017.
- Baldwin, W.A., Cameron, L. & Kobayashi, A. Rethinking the Great White North: race, nature and the historical geographies of whiteness in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press; 2011.
Chapter in book
- Baldwin, W. Andrew Climate change refugees. In: Kobayashi, Audrey International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier; Accepted.
- Baldwin, W.A. Concluding remarks: on the politics of climate change, migration and human rights. In: Manou, Dimitra, Cubie, Dug, Thorp, Teresa, Mihr, Anja & Baldwin, W. Andrew. Climate Change, Migration and Human Rights: Law and Policy Perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge; 2017.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Bettini, Giovanni Introduction: Life adrift. In: Baldwin, W.A. & Bettini, Giovanni Life adrift: climate change, migration, critique. Rowman & Littlefield; 2017.
- Baldwin, W.A. Rearranging desire: on whiteness and heteronormativity. In: Baldwin, W.A. & Bettini, Giovanni Life adrift: climate change, migration, critique. Rowman & Littlefield; 2017.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Gemenne, F. Climate change and migration: context, paradox, and future directions. In: Hackmann, H. & Caillods, F. World Social Sciences Report 2013. International Social Sciences Council; 2013.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Meltzer, J. Environmental Citizenship and Climate Security: Contextualizing Violence and Citizenship in Amazonian Peru. In: Latta, A. & Wittman, H. Environment and Citizenship in Latin America. Oxford: Berghahn Books; 2012:23-38.
- Baldwin, W.A., Cameron, L. & Kobayashi, A. Where is the Great White North? Spatializing history, historicizing whiteness. In: Baldwin, W.A., Cameron, L. & Kobayashi, A. Rethinking the Great White North: race, nature and the historical geographies of whiteness in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press; 2011.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Dalby, S. Canadian Middle Power Identity, Environmental Biopolitics, and Human Insecurity. In: Hynek, N. & Bosold, D. Canada's Foreign and Security Policy: Soft and Hard Strategies of a Middle Power. Oxford.: Oxford University Press; 2010:121-137.
- Baldwin, W.A. & Dalby, S. Human Security and Canadian Environmental Policy. In: Hynek, N. & Bosold, D. Canada's New Foreign and Security Policy Strategies: Assessing Soft and Hard Dimensions of Middlepowerhood. Oxford.: Oxford University Press; 2010.
- Baldwin, W.A. Agenda 21. In: Robbins, P. Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Thousand Oaks, California and London Sage; 2007:10-11.
- Baldwin, W.A. Boreal Forests. In: Robbins, Paul Encyclopedia of environment and society. Sage; 2007:153-154.
- Baldwin, W.A. Contentious Geographies: Environmental knowledge, meaning and scale. Human Geography. 2010;3.
- Baldwin, W.A. Griffith Taylor: visionary, environmentalist, explorer. Journal of Historical Geography. 2010;36:106-107.
- Baldwin, W.A. Understories: The Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico. Journal of Historical Geography. 2008;34:674-675.
- Baldwin, W.A. Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters and Social Imagination. Environmental History. 2007;12.
- Baldwin, W.A. Logjam: Deforestation and the Crisis of Global Governance. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law. 2007;16.
- Baldwin, W.A. Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles. Historical Geography. 2007;35:275-277.
- Baldwin, W.A. Places of Last Resort: The Extension of the Farm Frontier into the Boreal Woods. Journal of Historical Geography. 2007.
- Baldwin, W.A. States of Nature: Conserving Canada's Wildlife in the Twentieth Century. Journal of Historical Geography. 2007;33.
- Baldwin, W.A. Bilateral Ecopolitics: Continuity and Change in Canadian-American Environmental Relations. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law. 2006.
- Baldwin, W.A. Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law. 2006;15:118-120.
- Baldwin, W.A. A Political Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot Sound. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien. 2004;48:83-84.
- Baldwin, W.A. Whiteness, Nature and Canadian Conservation Politics. Ottawa: International Council of Canadian Studies Biennial Conference; 2008.
- Baldwin, W.A. Carbon-nation: the relational ontology of carbon scarcity in Canada's boreal forest. San Francisco, California.: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; 2007.
- Baldwin, W.A. The White Geography of Lawren Stewart Harris: whiteness and the performative coupling of wilderness and multiculturalism in Canada. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting; 2007.
- Baldwin, W.A., Turhan, E. & Armiero, M. Alive and afloat. The New Internationalist. 2016.
- Pre-empting race: climate change, migration and the future conditional. Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University: Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement; 2012.
- Baldwin, W.A. Agriculture Negotiations at the WTO: Context Setting and Intelligence Report February-April 2001. 2001.
- COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory
- Migrants on the Margins
- Rethinking the Great White North
- Transnational Ecologies
- 2016: Supporting the social mobility of trapped populations in very poor urban areas (£21689.00 from ESRC)
- 2016: The Unknown City: the (in)visibility of urban displacement (£11425.00 from )
- 2015: Conference: Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention (£1485.62 from Heinrich-Boll Foundation European Union)
- 2015: IAA-CLIMATE CHANGE AND MIGRATION: ARTS, PUBLICS AND POLITICS (£9285.00 from ESRC)
- 2011: COST: Climate Change and Migration: Law and Policy and Theory (£69425.53 from European Commission)