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Finance, space and power

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The research group of OpenSpace Research Centre explores what difference it might make: theoretically, empirically, ethically and politically; to take seriously the nonhuman dimensions of the practices and matters of concern at the heart of the social, and what this in turn might imply for our understandings of space and power. In attempting to think through these and related challenges, inspiration is taken from a wide range of sources including: science and technology studies, anthropology, feminisms, philosophy, political theory, postcolonial studies, poststructuralism, and environmental studies, as well as geography. Our research is engaged empirically with topics including: biosecurity, food, animalities, museums, consumption and disposal, earth processes, disasters, economies and finance, and others. A recent research project of this research strand is titled Tracing modes of infrastructure, financing and their effects on cities.

Qualifications available:

PhD or MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Potential research projects

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or Geography discipline more broadly.

Current/recent research projects

  • Tracing modes of infrastructure financing and their effects on cities

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Andrea Yorke
+44 (0)1908 654456

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.