We are a group of human geographers engaged in politically committed and theoretically informed scholarship aimed at progressive and radical political transformation and the pursuit of social justice and human dignity.
Founded in late 2020 we work with anarchist, anti-racist, autonomist, feminist, Marxist, poststructuralist, queer, postcolonial and decolonial theories across a diverse range of fields, including cultural studies, multispecies studies, development studies, environmental studies, food studies, gender and transgender studies, critical race and indigenous studies, political economy, rural and urban studies. Whilst diverse in approach and focus, our work holds in common a commitment to questions of inequality, power and justice.
Our vision is to provide an active, collective and collaborative space of research support, mentoring, intellectual exchange and visibility for critical human geographers.
We aim to:
Develop a supportive, collegial and intellectually vibrant environment in which all members can flourish.
Provide a space of mutual support for members at different career stages in writing, publication, Research Excellence Framework (REF), promotion and research funding applications.
Promote and celebrate the achievements and successes of its members.
Maintain and develop connections and relationships with other schools, programmes and research centres on campus and community organisations aligned with our goals.
Uphold the tradition of geography as a radical and engaged discipline that can contribute actively and intellectually to creating a fairer, more sustainable world.