Wesley Attewell, Post Doctoral Fellow

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
Geography, The University of British Columbia (December 2016)

Other Degrees:
MA, Geography, The University of British Columbia (2009)
BA Hon., Geography, The University of British Columbia (2007)

Honours & Awards:
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Fellowship

Supervisor(s):
Matthew Farish, Deborah Cowen, and Emily Gilbert.

Contact Information:

100 St. George Street, Sydney Smith Hall, Room 5068
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4S 3G3

wesley.attewell@utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Critical logistics and infrastructure
  • Development and humanitarianism
  • Modern war and conflict
  • Counterinsurgency and pacification
  • Postcolonial and poststructural theory
  • Feminist and Marxist political economy

Selected Publications:

Attewell, Wesley.  In submission.  “‘From factory to field’:  Development and humanitarian logistics in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan”.  Environment and Planning D:  Society and Space.

Attewell, Wesley.  2016.  “‘The planet that rules our destiny’:  Alternative development in occupied Afghanistan”.  Environment and Planning D:  Society and Space.  Advance online publication.  DOI: 10.1177/0263775816664100.

Attewell, Wesley.  2015.  “Ghosts in the Delta:  USAID and the historical geographies of Vietnam’s ‘other’ war”.  Environment and Planning A.  47.11:  2257-2275.

Attewell, Wesley.  2012.  “‘I hope he dies’:  On WikiLeaks as a threat to human life”.  In:  Springer, Simon, et al.  “Leaky geopolitics:  The ruptures and transgressions of WikiLeaks”.  Geopolitics.  17.3:  681-711.

Attewell, Wesley.  2012.  “‘Every Iraqi’s nightmare’:  Blogging peace in occupied Baghdad”.  Antipode.  44.3:  621-639.

Research Clusters:
Political Spaces