Simon Springer

Simon Springer - associate professor
PhD (UBC)

office: SS&M B310
phone: (250) 721-7340
springer@uvic.ca

website: http://uvic.academia.edu/SimonSpringer

curriculum vitae: https://uvic.academia.edu/SimonSpringer/CurriculumVitae

 

Research Interests

I cultivate a cutting edge approach to human geography through a theoretical edifice that foregrounds emerging thematic concerns within the discipline by incorporating both poststructuralist critique and a radical revival of anarchist philosophy. In particular, my research has explored the relationships between neoliberalism, violence, governmentality, and biopolitics; the productions of space and discourse that underlie processes of othering and the creation of regimes of truth; a critical de-centering of capitalism through attention to the dialectic between contemporary regimes of accumulation and ongoing primitive accumulation; and a radical approach to democracy that seeks to open geographical imaginations to the possibility of remaking space in ways that might enable an emancipatory politics.

 

Faces of UVic Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCjQCCrohsA

 

Career Impact

Over 15,000 followers, and over 200,000 views on Academia.edu, the world’s leading academic social networking website.

Google Scholar lists my h-index as 16.

 

Publications

Authored Books

4. Springer, S. 2016. The Discourse of Neoliberalism: An Anatomy of a Powerful IdeaLanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

3. Springer, S. 2016. To Make the Colossus Tremble: Anarchist Geography and Spatial EmancipationMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

2. Springer, S. 2015. Violent Neoliberalism: Development, Discourse and Dispossession in CambodiaNew York: Palgrave MacMillan.

1. Springer, S. 2010. Cambodia's Neoliberal Order: Violence, Authoritarianism, and the Contestation of Public Space. New York: Routledge. (Paperback version issued in 2012).

 

Edited Books and Special Issues

9. Brickell, K. and Springer, S. eds. 2016. The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia. London: Routledge.

8. Ince, A. and Springer, S. eds. 2016. 'For Kropotkin.' Special issue for Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies

7. Souza, M. L. de, White R. J., Springer, S. eds. 2016. Theories of Resistance: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

6. Springer, S., Birch, K, and MacLeavy, J. eds. 2016. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. London: Routledge.

5. Springer, S., White R. J., Souza, M. L. de. eds. 2016. The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

4. White R. J., Springer, S.Souza, M. L. de. eds. 2016.  The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

3. Springer, S., Ince, A., Pickerill, J., Brown, G., and Barker, A. eds. 2012. 'Anarchist Geographies.' Special issue for Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 44 (5), 1579-1754.

2. Springer, S. ed. 2012. 'Leaky Geopolitics: the ruptures and transgressions of WikiLeaks.' Forum on WikiLeaks. Geopolitics. 17 (3), 681-711.

1. Springer, S. and Le Billon P. eds. In Review. 'Violence and Space.' Special issue for Political Geography.

 

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

31. Springer, S. In Review (Major Revisions). Earth writingTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

30. Springer, S. 2016. The limits to Marx: David Harvey and the condition of postfraternity. Dialogues in Human Geography.

29. Springer, S. 2015. Anarchismo! Quello che dovrebbe essere la geografiaLibertaria. 23-37.

28. Springer, S. 2015. Olympic violence: memory, colonialism, and the politics of place. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.

27. Springer, S. 2015. Postneoliberalism? Review of Radical Political Economics. 47 (1) 5-17.

26. Springer, S. 2014. For anarcho-geography! Or, bare-knuckle boxing as the world burns. Dialogues in Human Geography4 (3): 297–310.

25. Springer, S. 2014. God dethroned: a reply to Nick Megoran. Space and Polity. 18 (1): 106-109.

24. Springer, S. 2014. Human geography without hierarchy. Progress in Human Geography. 38 (3): 402-419.

23. Springer, S. 2014. Neoliberalism in denial. Dialogues in Human Geography4 (2): 154-160.

22. Springer, S. 2014. Space, time, and the politics of immanence. Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought. (2-3): 159-162.

21. Springer, S. 2014. Spatial delight and the possibilities of childhood. Dialogues in Human Geography4 (1): 80-83.

20. Springer, S. 2014. War and pieces. Space and Polity. 18 (1): 85-96.

19. Springer, S. 2014. Why a radical geography must be anarchist. Dialogues in Human Geography. 4 (3): 249–270.

18. Springer, S. 2013. Anarchism and geography: a brief genealogy of anarchist geographies. Geography Compass. 7 (1): 46-60.

17. Springer, S. 2013. Illegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia. Journal of Agrarian Change. 13 (4): 520-546.

16. Springer, S. 2013. Violent accumulation: a postanarchist critique of property, dispossession, and the state of exception in neoliberalizing Cambodia. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 103 (3): 608-626.

15. Springer, S. 2012. Anarchism! What geography still ought to be. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 44 (5), 1605-1624.

14. Springer, S., and Chi, H. 2012. Rhetoric, prejudice, and violence in the face of WikiLeaks. Geopolitics. 17 (3), 682-687.

13. Springer, S., Ince, A., Pickerill, J., Brown, G., and Barker, A. 2012. Reanimating anarchist geographies: a new burst of colour. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 44 (5), 1591-1604.

12. Springer, S. 2012. Neoliberalism as discourse: between Foucauldian political economy and Marxian poststructuralism. Critical Discourse Studies. 9 (2), 133-147. 

11. Springer, S. 2012. Neoliberalising violence: of the exceptional and the exemplary in coalescing moments. Area. 44 (2), 136-143.

10. Springer, S. 2011. Articulated neoliberalism: the specificity of patronage, kleptocracy, and violence in Cambodia's neoliberalization. Environment and Planning A. 43 (11), 2554-2570.

9. Springer, S. 2011. For a nonviolent, non-essentialist Cambodia: a reply to Ryerson Christie. South East Asia Research. 19 (3), 701-707.

8. Springer, S. 2011. Public space as emancipation: meditations on anarchism, radical democracy, neoliberalism and violence. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 43 (2), 525-562.

7. Springer, S. 2011. Violence sits in places? Cultural practice, neoliberal rationalism, and virulent imaginative geographies. Political Geography. 30 (2), 90-98.

6. Springer, S. 2010. Neoliberal discursive formations: on the contours of subjectivation, good governance, and symbolic violence in posttransitional Cambodia. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 28 (5), 931-950.

5. Springer, S. 2010. Neoliberalism and geography: expansions, variegations, formations. Geography Compass. 4 (8), 1025-1038.

4. Springer, S. 2009. Culture of violence or violent Orientalism? Neoliberalisation and imagining the "savage other" in post-transitional Cambodia. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 34 (3), 305-319.

3. Springer, S. 2009. Renewed authoritarianism in Southeast Asia: undermining democracy through neoliberal reform. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 50 (3), 271-276.

2. Springer, S. 2009. Violence, democracy, and the neoliberal "order": the contestation of public space in posttransitional Cambodia. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99 (1), 138-162.

1. Springer, S. 2008. The nonillusory effects of neoliberalisation: linking geographies of poverty, inequality, and violence. Geoforum. 39 (4), 1520-1525.

 

Book Chapters

16. Springer, S. 2017. 'Neoliberalism in Southeast Asia'The Handbook of Southeast Asian Development. Eds. McGregor, A., Law, L. and Miller, F. London: Routledge.

15. White R. J. and Springer, S. 2017. 'Making space for anarchist geographies in Critical Animal Studies'Critical Animal Studies. Eds. Sorenson, J. and Matsuoka A. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

14. Brickell, K. and Springer, S. 2016. 'An introduction to contemporary Cambodia'. The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia. Eds. Brickell, K and Springer, S. London: Routledge.

13. Souza, M L. de, White, R. J., and Springer, S. 2016. 'Theories of resistance'. Theories of Resistance: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. Souza M. L. de, Springer, S., and White, R. J. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

12. Springer, S. 2016. 'Klepto-neoliberalism: authoritarianism and patronage in Cambodia'. States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalims and the Crises of Capitalism. Ed., Tansel, C. B. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

11. Springer, S., Birch, K., MacLeavy, J. 2016. 'An introduction to neoliberalism'. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Springer, S., Birch, K., and MacLeavy, J. London: Routledge.

10. Springer, S. and Mateer, J. 2016. 'Neoliberal shock and horror in India’s anti-Sikh genocide'. Violent Nation: 1984 and the Othering of Sikhs. Ed., Bhogal, B.

9. Springer, S., Souza, M L. de, and White, R. J. 2016. 'The radicalization of pedagogy'. The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. Springer, S., White, R. J., and Souza M. L. de. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

8. White, R. J., Springer, S., and Souza, M L. de. 2016. 'The practice of freedom'. The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. White, R. J., Souza M. L. de, and Springer, S. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

7. Springer, S. 2015. 'Homelessness in Cambodia: the terror of gentrification'. The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia. Eds. Brickell, K. and Springer, S. London: Routledge.

6. Springer, S. 2015. 'The violence of neoliberalism'. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Springer, S., Birch, K., and MacLeavy, J. London: Routledge.

5. Springer, S. 2015. Anarchist geography. The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography. Ed-in-Chief. Richardson, D. Oxford: Wiley.

4. Springer, S. 2014. Radical political geographies. Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Geography. Eds. J. Sharp, J. Agnew, V. Mamadouh and A. Secor. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

3. Springer, S. 2013. Neoliberalism. The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics. Eds. K. Dodds, M. Kuus, and J. Sharp. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, pp. 147-164.

2. Springer, S. 2009. The neoliberalization of security and violence in Cambodia's transition. Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action. Ed. S. Peou. New York: Routledge, pp. 125-141.

1. Le Billon, P. and Springer, S. 2007. Between war and peace: violence and accommodation in the Cambodian logging sector. Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests. Eds. W. de Jong, D. Donovan, and K. Abe. New York: Springer, pp. 17-36.

 

Editorials & Working Papers

4. Springer, S. 2015. The fallout: invisible geographies beyond the liquid eye. Futures of Theory: CSPT Program, University of Victoria.

3. Springer, S. 2013. Rules bloody rules: safety, security, Stockholm syndrome, and the state. Antipode Foundation.

2. Springer, S. 2011. The straw man critique of neoliberalism in Cambodia. New Mandala: New Perspectives on Mainland Southeast Asia

1. Springer, S. 2005. The neoliberal 'order' in Cambodia: political violence, democracy, and the contestation of public space.  Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Working Paper Series. Toronto: Canadian Southeast Asian Trilateral Initiative (CSEASTI).

 

Book Reviews

7. Springer, S. 2014.The Third Cheer for Anarchism. A review of Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play by James C. Scott. Antipode Foundation.

6. Springer, S. 2013. Accumulation by Dispossession: Transformative Cities in the New Global Order by Swapna Banerjee-Guha (Ed). Urban Studies. 50 (2), 445-447.

5. Springer, S. 2012. Domesticating Neo-liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-socialist Cities by Alison Stenning, Adrian Smith, Alena Rochovská, and Dariusz Swiatek. New Zealand Geographer. 68 (1), 75-76.

4. Springer, S. 2010. Social Justice and Neoliberalism: Global Perspectives by Adrian Smith, Alison Stenning and Katie Willis (Eds). Journal of Economic Geography, 10 (3), 481-483.

3. Springer, S. 2009. Neoliberalization: States, Networks, Peoples by Kim England and Kevin Ward (Eds). Journal of Economic Geography, 9 (1), 143-145.

2. Springer, S. 2007. A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey. Journal of Peace Research, 44 (1), 126-127.

1. Springer, S. 2006. Globalization and Inequality: Neoliberalism's Downward Spiral by John Rapley. Journal of Peace Research, 43 (6), 757.

 

Conference Organizing

4. Springer, S. For Kropotkin (2 sessions); Co-organized with Anthony Ince. International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference; Moscow, Russia. August 2015.

3. Springer, S. Geographies of Violence (11 sessions); Co-organized with Philippe Le Billon. 9th Pan European Conference on International Relations – The Worlds of Violence; Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy. September 2015.

2. Springer, S. Demanding the Impossible: Transgressing the Frontiers of Geography through Anarchism  (3 sessions); Co-organized with Richard J. White, Federico Ferretti, Alexandre Gillet, Philippe Pelletier, and Colin Williams. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, ‘New Geographical Frontiers’, sponsored by the Participatory Geographies Research Group; London, UK. August 2013.

1. Springer, S. Violence and Space (7 sessions); Co-organized with Philippe Le Billon. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Political Geography Specialty Group; Los Angeles, USA. April 2013.

 

Conference Presentations

19. Springer, S. 2015. Becoming beautiful; Presented to:  10th Annual Critical Geographies Conference, Portland State University; Portland, OR, USA. Nov 2015.

18. Springer, S. 2015. Capitalist crises in the contemporary period; Presented to:  9th Pan European Conference on International Relations; Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy. Sep 2015. (Plentary).

17. Springer, S. and Le Billon, P. 2015. Geographies of violence and nonviolence; Co-presented with Philippe Le Billon to:  9th Pan European Conference on International Relations; Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy. Sep 2015.

16. Springer, S. 2015. Learning through the soles of our feet: geography, anarchism and the case for unschooling; Presented to:  International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference, Commission on Political Geography; Moscow, Russia. August 2015.

15. Springer, S. 2015. Illegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia; Presented to: Land Grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia, LDPI (Land Deal Politics Initiative); Chiang Mai, Thailand. June 2015.

14. Springer, S. 2015. Spiriting away the homeless: Cambodia’s urban apocalypse; Presented to: The Fifth Asian Conference on Asian Studies The Fifth Asian Conference on Asian Studies; Kobe, Japan. May 2015.

13. Springer, S. 2014. The violence of neoliberalism; Presented to: Violent Nation: 1984's Othering of the Sikhs Conference; Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, USA. Nov 2014.

13. Springer, S. 2014. The violence of neoliberalism; Presented to: Violent Nation: 1984's Othering of the Sikhs Conference; Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, USA. Nov 2014.

12. Springer, S. 2014. Earth writing; Presented to: Western Division, Canadian Association of Geographers Conference; Victoria, BC, Canada. Mar 2014.

11. Springer, S. 2013. Why a radical geography must be anarchist; Presented to:  8th Annual Critical Geographies Conference; Port Angeles, Washington, USA. Nov, 2013.

10. Springer, S. 2013. Why a radical geography must be anarchist; Presented to: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, ‘New Geographical Frontiers’; London, UK

9. Springer, S. and Le Billon, P2013. Violence and space: reflections on geographies of (non)violence; Presented to: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Los Angeles, CA, USA.

8. White, R. J. and Springer, S. 2013. No milk, no meat, no masters: animals, anarchism and the purity of rebellion; Non-presenting co-author to:  Anarchist Studies Network 2.0; Loughborough, UK. Sep, 2012.

7. Springer, S. 2012. Articulated neoliberalism: the specificity of patronage, kleptocracy, and violence in Cambodia's neoliberalization; Presented to: The 6th East Asia Regional Conference on Alternative Geographies; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6. Springer, S. 2010. Neoliberal discursive formations: on the contours of subjectivation, good governance, and symbolic violence in post-transitional Cambodia; Presented to: New Zealand Geographical Society Biennial Conference, with the Institute of Australian Geographers; Christchurch, New Zealand. 

5. Springer, S. 2010. Violence sits in places? Cultural practice, neoliberal rationalism, and virulent imaginative geographies; Presented to: Oceanic Conference on International Studies IV; Auckland, New Zealand.

4. Springer, S. 2010. Violent accumulation: a postanarchist critique of property, dispossession, and the state of exception in neoliberalizing Cambodia; Presented to: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Washington DC, USA.

3. Springer, S. 2010. Violent accumulation: a postanarchist critique of property, dispossession, and the state of exception in neoliberalizing Cambodia; Presented to: Political Geography Specialty Group Pre-Conference; Alexandia, VA, USA.

2. Springer, S. 2008. Culture of violence or violent Orientalism? Democracy, authoritarianism, and racist geographical imaginations in post-conflict Cambodia; Presented to: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting; Geographies of Violence International Symposium, sponsored by the IGU-Commission Cultural Approach in Geography; Quebec, Canada.

1. Springer, S. 2005. The neoliberal order in Cambodia: political violence, democracy, and the contestation of public space. Presented to: Canadian Council of Southeast Asian Studies; Re-visioning Southeast Asia: conflicts, connections and vulnerabilities; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Reports

1. Nolin, C. and Springer, S. 2003. Second Workshop Proceedings of Immigrant Women Making Place in Canadian Cities: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Their Social Networks. SSHRC Strategic Research Collective (Women and Change), pp 18.

 

Invited Talks and Lectures

38. Springer, S. 2015. Homelessness in Cambodia: the terror of gentrification; Presented to: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College; Seminar, Portland, OR, USA
37. Springer, S. 2015. The persecution of the homeless in Cambodia; Presented to: CSEAS, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Seminar, Honolulu, HI, USA

36. Springer, S. 2015. Beautiful anarchist geographies; Presented to: Department of Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Seminar, Honolulu, HI, USA

35. Springer, S. 2015. Homelessness and arbitrary detention in Phnom Penh; Presented to: Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia; Seminar, Phnom Penh

34. Springer, S. 2015. Spiriting away the homeless: Cambodia’s new apocalypse; Presented to: Center for Khmer Studies; Seminar, Siem Reap

33. Springer, S. 2015. Illegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia; Presented to: The Human Sciences Encounters in Phnom Penh; Seminar, Phnom Penh

32. Springer, S. 2015. The persecution of the homeless in Cambodia; Presented to: UN Women Cambodia; UN Learning Event Seminar, Phnom Penh

31. Springer, S. 2015. Property is violence: an anarchist critique of evictions in Cambodia; Presented to: The Human Geographical Society of JapanDoshisha University; Seminar, Kyoto, Japan
30. Springer, S. 2015. Uban evictions and homelessness in Phnom Penh; Presented to: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities and Social Sciences - Cambodia Field School; Seminar, Phnom Penh

29. Springer, S. 2015. Homelessness in Cambodia: the terror of gentrification; Presented to: Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Geography; Seminar, Hong Kong

28. Springer, S. 2015. Earth Writing; Presented to: National University of Singapore, Department of Geography; Seminar, Singapore

27. Springer, S. 2015. Becoming a radical geographer; Presented To: University of Victoria, Department of Geography; Invited Lecture; Victoria, BC, Canada

26. Springer, S. 2014. Reciprocity and refusal in the age of neoliberalism: coping with urban homelessness and forced eviction through mutual aid; Presented to: University of GlasgowSchool of Geographical and Earth Sciences; Seminar, Glasgow, UK

25. Springer, S. 2014. Introduction to urban studies: a global approach; Presented to: University of CalgaryUrban Studies Program; Invited lecture, Calgary, AB, Canada

24. Springer, S. 2014. Reciprocity and refusal in the age of neoliberalism: coping with urban homelessness and forced eviction through mutual aid; Presented to: University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts; Seminar, Calgary, AB, Canada

23. Springer, S. 2014. Human geography without hierarchy; Presented to: University of Leicester, Department of Geography; Seminar, Leicester, UK

22. Springer, S. 2014. Rediscovering mutual aid: development beyond neoliberalism and violence; Presented to: University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment; Seminar, Oxford, UK

21. Springer, S. 2014. Spiriting away the homeless: Cambodia’s urban apocalypse; Presented to: University of Victoria, Centre for Asian Pacific Initiatives; Lunch and Learn Seminar, Victoria, BC, Canada

20. Springer, S. 2014. Human geography without hierarchy; Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography; Yi-Fu Tuan Seminar, Madison, WI, USA

19. Springer, S. 2014. llegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia; Presented to: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Friday Forum Seminar, Madison, WI, USA

18. Springer, S.Researching anarchism, violence, and Cambodia; Presented To: University of Victoria, Department of Geography; Invited Lecture; Victoria, BC, Canada. Nov 2013.

17. Springer, S. 2013. Human geography without hierarchy; Presented to: University of British Columbia Okanagan, Centre for Social, Spatial and Environmental Justice; Seminar, Kelowna, BC, Canada

16. Springer, S. 2013. Human geography without hierarchy; Presented to: National University of Singapore, Department of Geography; Seminar, Singapore 

15. Springer, S. 2013. Why a radical geography must be anarchist; Presented to: Politics, Economies and Space (PEAS) Reasearch Group, National University of Singapore,Department of Geography; Seminar, Singapore

14. Springer, S. 2013. Forced evictions in Cambodia: property, posession, and the violence of law; Presented to: University of Northern British Columbia, Global Friday Speaker Series; Seminar, Prince George, BC, Canada

13. Springer, S. Neoliberalism and violence in the context of development; Presented to: University of Northern British Columbia, Geography Program; Invited Lecture, Prince George, BC, Canada.

12. Springer, S. 2012. Violent accumulation: a postanarchist critique of property, dispossession, and the state of exception in neoliberalizing Cambodia; Presented to: University of British Columbia, Department of Geography; Seminar, Vancouver, Canada

11. Springer, S. 2012. Coastal speculation: violence, greed and tragedy in Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Presented To: University of Victoria, Department of Geography; Invited Lecture; Victoria, BC, Canada

10. Springer, S. 2012. Direct action and civil disobedience; Presented to: Camas Books; “Beauty is in the Streets!” A Weekend of Direct Action; Seminar, Victoria, BC, Canada

9. Springer, S. 2012. Illegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia; Presented to: Massey University, School of People, Environment and Planning; Seminar, Palmerston North, New Zealand  

8. Springer, S. 2012. Illegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia; Presented to: National University of Singapore, Department of Geography; Seminar, Singapore 

7. Springer, S. 2012. Internment: urban governance and the fate of the homeless in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Presented to: Politics, Economies and Space (PEAS) Reasearch Group, National University of Singapore,Department of Geography; Seminar, Singapore

6. Springer, S. 2012. Public space, social justice, and homelessness: urban governance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Presented to: University of Victoria, Department of Geography; Invited Lecture; Victoria, Canada 

5. Springer, S. 2012. Violent neoliberalism: development, discourse, and dispossession in post-transitional Cambodia; Presented to: University of Victoria, Department of Geography; Invited Speaker; Victoria, Canada

4. Springer, S. 2010. Neoliberal exclusions: geographies of homelessness, dispossession, and othering in post-transitional Cambodia; Presented to: University of Otago, Department of Geography; Invited Speaker; Dunedin, New Zealand

3. Springer, S. 2008. Neoliberalizing violence: political economy, poststructuralism, and imaginative geographies in 'post-conflict' Cambodia; Presented to: National University of Singapore, Department of Geography; Invited Speaker, Singapore

2. Springer, S. 2005. Neoliberalism in Cambodia: political violence and the contestation of public space; Presented to: University of British Columbia, Liu Institute for Global Issues; Seminar; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1. Springer, S. 2005. Democracy and development in Cambodia: public space and the paradox of violence; Presented to: University of Northern British Columbia, Geography Program; Seminar; Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

 

Theses and Dissertations

2. Springer, S. 2009. Neoliberalizing violence: (post)Marxian political economy, poststructuralism, and the production of space in 'postconflict' Cambodia. Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. PhD Dissertation. (Co-Supervisors: Philippe Le Billon and Jamie Peck. Committee Members: Derek Gregory, Jim Glassman, Sorpong Peou. External Examiner: James Sidaway).

1. Springer, S. 2005. Cambodia's fractured crucible: democratic development, political violence, and the contestation of public space. Department of Geography, Queen's University at Kingston. MA Thesis. (Supervisor: Barry Riddell. Committee Members: Audrey Kobayashi, Anne Godlewska, Villia Jefremovas).

 

Graduate Students

PhD Dissertations

10. Maleea Acker; Living in the world as if it were home: posthumanism, geopoetics, and wilderness; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Sep, 2014-Present.

9. Benjamin Lawrence; Authoritarianism, political violence and inequality in Cambodia: legacies of a rushed, restrictive and exclusive constitution-making process?; Faculty of Law, University of Victoria (Co-Supervisor with Victor V. Ramraj). Sep, 2014-Present.

8. Christopher Fortney; Governmentality and graffiti in public space; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2014-Present.

7. Maral Sotoudehnia; The contested politics of place naming rights; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Mar, 2014-Present.     

6. Merv Jefferies; Surfing, localism and violent geographies; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Co-Supervisor with Rick Rollins). Jan, 2014-Present.                            

5. Jennifer Mateer; Water privatization in India: how conservation discourses legitimize biopolitics and violence; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). June, 2013-Present.

4. Donni Wang; The polis and the nation in the Greek city-state; Department of Classics, Stanford University (Committee Member). Oct, 2011-Present.

3. Shana Hirsch; Remaking property: interrogating the moments of state-nature articulation within Scottish nationalist discourse; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor); Sep, 2012-May 2013. *Withdrew from program.

2. Tess Guiney; The impacts of volunteer tourism on orphanages in Cambodia; Department of Geography, University of Otago  (Co-Supervisor with Doug Hill). Jan, 2011-June 2012.

1. Adrian Nel; Environmental discourses and carbon credits in Tanzania; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Co-Supervisor with Doug Hill). Jan, 2011-June 2012.

 

Masters Theses

6. Perry Kwok; People power and democratic protest in Hong Kong; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor) SSHRC funded. Sep, 2013-Present.      

5. Evelyne Laurin; Loans as disservice: Cambodian women and predatory lending by unregistered microfinance institutions; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor) SSHRC funded. Sep, 2013-Present.        

4. Arden Duncan Bonokoski; Intellectual disability and anarchism; Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary (Committee Member). Sep, 2013-Sept 2014.

3. Emily Leslie; Development planning in the Pacific: sustainability versus development; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Jan, 2012-June 2012.

2. Alcinda Trawen; Where is the community in community based tourism? The case of tourism product plans in Papua New Guinea; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Jan, 2012-June 2012.

1. Loek Driesen; Waste management planning in Rarotonga: issues and opportunities; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Jan, 2011-Dec, 2011.

 

Honours Theses

14. Alex Campbell; Water and sanitation infrastructure in the global south; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2015-May 2016.

13. Sean Grisdale; Homelessness in Victoria, BC: possibilities for social justice; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2013-May 2014.

12. Nicole MacDonald; Discrimination, exploitation and oppression: a discourse analysis of neoliberal policing in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Sep, 2012-May 2013.

11. Kayla Cheeke; Defending the caves at Spaet: conflict and ecological citizenship in the post-democratic growth machine; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2012-May 2013.

10. Mitchell Turner; Dark tourism in the emerging tourist destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Feb, 2012-June 2012.

9. Kelsey Panther; Alcohol and society: student drinking and Dunedin City, New Zealand; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Feb, 2011-Dec, 2011.

8. Jeremy Boyle; The development implications of the World Cup in South Africa; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Feb, 2011-Dec, 2011.

7. Chi Xin Ci Heather; Ordinary cities are already happening: a study of community activism in Singapore; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Aug, 2010-Dec, 2010.

6. Gan Weile Janice; V for Vendetta: The fight for radical public space; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Aug, 2010-Dec, 2010.  

5. Wong Yi Fong; The politics and negotiation of spatial organization around transportation hubs in Singapore; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Aug, 2010-Dec, 2010.

4. Japheth Wee Guoyuan; Symbolic violence of the Khmer Rouge tribunal: geopolitics, subjectivation, and violent imaginings; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.

3. Lee Xin Tian; Negotiating the religious-secular dilemma in Singapore: resistance and reconciliation in the politics of practice and space; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.

2. Leow Swee Lyn Carmelita; Foreign workers in Singapore: homines sacri in our midst; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.

1. Tham Ya Xin Serene; A space where love transgresses sexuality: public spaces as emancipatory for sexual dissidents; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.

 

I'm interested in hearing from students who want to work on projects relating to the geographies of violence and nonviolence, anarchist geographies, critical discourse studies, the geographies of Heavy Metal, forced evictions and homelessness, critical pedagogy and unschooling, radical geography and social justice, critical legal geographies, posthumanism and vegan geographies, critical development and postdevelopment studies, and contemporary political economic processes and social issues in Southeast Asia, particularly in Cambodia.

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