Dr Daniel James
Lecturer in Human Geography
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
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I am a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Exeter. I joined Exeter in September 2022. Before this, I worked for three years as a Lecturer in Geography at the University of East Anglia. I hold a PhD from the London School of Economics.
My research explores the memory of political violence in Argentina.
PhD, Sociology: London School of Economics
MSc, IR (with Distinction): University of Bristol
BA (Hons), Geography: University of Nottingham
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My research has to do with the cultural memory of political violence in Argentina. I explore how different groups compete to inscribe the memory of forced disappearances in the landscape in order to shape the type of politics that is possible in Argentina's ongoing transition to democracy.
Most of my research considers the memory of violence in Argentina following the 'Dirty War' of the 1970s and 80s, but I have also pursued these interests in relation to Chile after Pinochet and post-WWII Germany.
I am currently trying to think through the relationship between place, memory and mourning. My first paper, published in the journal Memory Studies, considered this relationship through a study of mourning practices among visitors in the memorial park in Buenos Aires. My second, published with Political Geography, explored the crucial role played by the relatives of the 'disappeared' in withholding the temptation to mourn. My third paper, currently in progress, will take up these ideas through a comparison of two sites of memory.
I am a member of the Cultural and Historical Geographies reading group, and the Space, Power and Politics reading group at Exeter.
I am a member of the Memory Studies Association, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), and Society for Latin American Studies and have presented at several MSA, RGS and SLAS conferences.
I contribute to the following modules at Exeter:
GEO1106 Geographies of Global Change
GEO1309 Study Skills
GEO1316 Concepts in Geography
GEO2311 Ideas in Human Geography
GEO2132 Global Urban Futures
GEO2327b Geographies of Justice
GEO2329 Geographies of Consumption
GEO3148 Berlin Field Course
GEOM130 Culture, Creativity and Practice
GEOM132 Space, Power & Politics