Dr Angeliki Balayannis
Lecturer in Human Geography
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
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
Bachelor of Environments (Honours), Environmental Geographies, Politics, and Cultures, University of Melbourne
PhD in Geography, University of Melbourne
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.
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.
COST Industrially Contaminated Sites and Health Network
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