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IBRU: Centre for Borders Research


Phil Steinberg

Professor Philip E Steinberg


Phil Steinberg joined IBRU in September 2013 as Director. He has written extensively on the history of the law of the sea and its development in the context of regional and global uses and perceptions of maritime space. Phil has published widely on this topic and in related areas of communications law and Polar politics, with research being funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Commission, and the International Council for Canadian Studies. He has authored six books and over fifty journal publications and book chapters, including most recently, journal publications in Polar Record and Ocean Development & International Law, book chapters in Polar Geopolitics? Knowledge, Resources, and Legal Regimes and International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance, and the book Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries in the Circumpolar North. Phil hold a PhD in Geography from Clark University and is presently Associate Editor of the journal Political Geography.

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Dr Marta Conde-Puigmal

Research Fellow

IBRU appointed Marta from the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) where she completed her dissertation. Marta carried out research on mining conflicts; exploring why conflicts occur as well as the strategies and discourses adopted by resistance movement including the links made between science and activism. Marta examined and compared how different communities in Namibia and Niger reacted to the expansion of uranium mining projects. Marta will be working closely with IBRU director Phil Steinberg on various IBRU initiatives with a special focus on governance issues related to the expansion of seabed mining in territorial and extraterritorial spaces.

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Liz Kennedy

Liz Buxton

External Relations & Marketing Manager

Liz coordinates IBRU's international activities, including conferences and training workshops. She is the main point of contact for visitors and new business enquiries and is responsible for all IBRU comunications and website activities

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Steering Comittee

IBRU's Steering committee consists of:

Louise Amoore (Geography)

Gavin Bridge (Geography)

Kate Coddington (Geography)

Henry Jones (Law)

Aoife O'Donoghue (Law)