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Dr Angeliki Balayannis

Dr Angeliki Balayannis

Lecturer in Human Geography

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 Amory C385a

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

I am a cultural geographer broadly interested in matter and material geographies. I research geographies of waste and pollution, with a focus on worlds of industrial chemistry. I work at the intersections of geography, discard studies, and science and technology studies, to examine the ways in which chemicals are encountered, sensed, managed, and governed.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Waste and pollution
  • Materiality, material cultures, material politics
  • Chemical geographies
  • Embodied geographies
  • Visual culture

Qualifications

Bachelor of Environments (Honours), Environmental Geographies, Politics, and Cultures, University of Melbourne

PhD in Geography, University of Melbourne

Career

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in geography in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I moved to the UK in 2018 to undertake a Rutherford Fellowship in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, at Brunel University London. There I worked with an interdisciplinary team on the public health dimensions of industrially contaminated sites. I joined the Geography Department at the University of Exeter in the Spring of 2019 as a Lecturer in Human Geography.

Research

Research interests

My research examines the material geographies of waste and pollution. I am particularly interested in the material cultures and politics of hazardous industries. This work is attuned to everyday life with chemicals and the different ways exposures are sensed, represented, and made knowable.

My doctoral research assembled the geography of a chemical stockpile, following the afterlives of banned pesticides through unending processes of disposal. This materially attentive work is part of a ‘chemical turn’ taking place across the humanities and social sciences. My forthcoming project extends my doctoral research through a multi-sited ethnography of the geographies of incineration.

This research engages with a variety of publics, including disposal workers, chemists, artists, activists, epidemiologists, and policy-makers. I am also a member of the European Industrially Contaminated Sites and Health Network.

Research networks

COST Industrially Contaminated Sites and Health Network

 

Research Groups & External Responsibilities:

Cultural and Historical Geographies
Natures, Materialities and Biopolitics

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Balayannis A (In Press). Routine exposures: reimaging the visual politics of hazardous sites. Geohumanities
COOK BR, BALAYANNIS A (2015). Co-Producing (a Fearful) Anthropocene. Geographical Research, 53(3), 270-279.
Balayannis A, Cook BR (2015). Suicide at a distance. Progress in Human Geography, 40(4), 530-545.

Internet publications

Balayannis A (2017). Encountering the kiln: visual field notes from an incinerator. Web link.

Publications by year


In Press

Balayannis A (In Press). Routine exposures: reimaging the visual politics of hazardous sites. Geohumanities

2018

Balayannis A (2018). Following pesticides in disposal: a chemical geography.  Abstract.

2017

Balayannis A (2017). Encountering the kiln: visual field notes from an incinerator. Web link.

2015

COOK BR, BALAYANNIS A (2015). Co-Producing (a Fearful) Anthropocene. Geographical Research, 53(3), 270-279.
Balayannis A, Cook BR (2015). Suicide at a distance. Progress in Human Geography, 40(4), 530-545.

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Teaching

2019/20

Undergraduate modules:

  • GEO1309 Study Skills in Human Geography (Tutor)
  • GEO1313 Learning through Place: Doing Human Geography (Tutor)
  • GEO2327 Geographies of Injustice: Research Methodologies in Action (Tutor)
  • GEO2328 Geographies of Consumption: Doing Human Geography Research (Tutor)

Postgraduate modules:

  • GEOM131 Geographies of Life (Convenor)

Supervision / Group

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