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Toxic space and time: slow violence, necropolitics, and petrochemical pollution (2018)
Journal Article
Davies, T. (2018). Toxic space and time: slow violence, necropolitics, and petrochemical pollution. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 1-17. doi:10.1080/24694452.2018.1470924

This article explores how time interacts forcefully with the experience of living within toxic spaces. Through ethnographic research and interviews with residents of a contaminated town in Louisiana, the article unpacks the uncertain temporalities of... Read More

Making space for failure in geographic research (2017)
Journal Article
Harrowell, E., Davies, T., & Disney, T. (2018). Making space for failure in geographic research. Professional Geographer, 70(2), 230-238. doi:10.1080/00330124.2017.1347799

The idea that field research is an inherently “messy” process has become widely accepted by geographers in recent years. There has thus far been little acknowledgment, however, of the role that failure plays in doing human geography. In this article... Read More

Public health in the Calais refugee camp: environment, health and exclusion (2017)
Journal Article
Dhesi, S., Isakjee, A., & Davies, T. (2018). Public health in the Calais refugee camp: environment, health and exclusion. Critical Public Health, 28(2), 140-152. doi:10.1080/09581596.2017.1335860

The ongoing emergency for refugees is having profound and hidden health consequences for thousands of displaced persons who live in informal ‘makeshift’ camps across Europe. This interdisciplinary paper reports the results of the first environmental... Read More

Violent inaction: the necropolitical experience of refugees in Europe (2017)
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Davies, T., Isakjee, A., & Dhesi, S. (2017). Violent inaction: the necropolitical experience of refugees in Europe. Antipode, 49(5), 1263-1284. doi:10.1111/anti.12325

A significant outcome of the global crisis for refugees has been the abandonment of forced migrants to live in makeshift camps inside the EU. This paper details how state authorities have prevented refugees from surviving with formal provision, leadi... Read More

Informality and survival in Ukraine's nuclear landscape: living with the risks of Chernobyl (2014)
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Davies, T., & Polese, A. (2015). Informality and survival in Ukraine's nuclear landscape: living with the risks of Chernobyl. Journal of Eurasian Studies, 6(1), 34-45. doi:10.1016/j.euras.2014.09.002

Recent debates on informal economic activities have partially switched away from a pure monetary logic towards a more complex one, embedded in long term relations and reckoning with non materialistic paradigms. The role of informality in certain aspe... Read More