Human Geography

Seminar Series

These research seminars are a series of expert-led discussions. Unless otherwise noted, they take place on Thursdays, 11.30am-1pm in CBG 2.04. The seminars are open to all. 

Centner UPD Seminar

This series is organised by Dr Austin Zeiderman.

Please contact a.zeiderman@lse.ac.uk or geog.research@lse.ac.uk with any questions.

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Winter Term 2024 

Thursday 18 January
Dr Clive Nwonka (UCL)

Thursday 1 February
Dr Archie Davies (Queen Mary, University of London)
"The historical geographies of metabolism: race, meat and land"

Thursday 15 February
Dr Victoria Okoye (University of Edinburgh) 
"Nima’s "incomplete" humans: storying adolescents' black inhabitations in Accra"

Thursday 29 February
Dr Maan Barua (University of Cambridge)
"On incompletion: the urban as an amphibious question"

Thursday 14 March
Dr Tanya Matthan (LSE)
"Crops and claims: navigating agrarian risk and responsibility in central India"

Autumn Term 2023

Thursday 28 September
Dr Victoria Okoye (University of Edinburgh)
"Nima’s 'incomplete' humans: Storying adolescents' black inhabitations in Accra"
*Seminar Cancelled*

Thursday 12 October
Dr Laura Antona (LSE)
"Sent back: The spatial, material, and temporal experiences of forced migrant return in Southeast Asia"

Thursday 26 October
Dr Diganta Das (Nanyang Technological University and LSE)
"Human geographies of splintering urbanism: A global South perspective"

Thursday 9 November
Prof Laura Pulido (University of Oregon and LSE) and Prof Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham)
"Transnational geographies of race"
Listen to the seminar recording

Thursday 23 November
Dr Alicia Hayashi Lazzarini (University of Exeter)
"Re-Forming Resource Entrepôts: Urban Investment, Extraction, and Beira’s Grande and Golden Peacock Hotels"

Past seminars


Thursday 19 January
Dr Mary Lawhon (University of Edinburgh)
"Theorizing beyond modernity: A modest approach to infrastructure and cities"

Thursday 2 February
Dr Alejandro De Coss-Corzo (University of Bath)
"Working with the end of water: labour, infrastructure, and the making of socio-environmental futures in Mexico City"

Thursday 16 February

Prof Tanja Bastia (University of Manchester)
"Left behind, by whom? Ageing, migration & diverse transnational care practices"

Thursday 2 March 
Dr Alicia Hayashi Lazzarini (University of Exeter) 
"Aesthetic Ambivalence and Maputo’s Chinese Gloria Hotel"

Thursday 16 March 

Dr Clive Nwonka (University College London) 


Thursday 29 September
Dr Matthew Richmond (LSE, Latin America & Caribbean Centre)
"Peripheries in motion: Transformation & crisis at Brazil’s urban marginsy"

Thursday 27 October
Dr Sarah Kunz (University of Essex)
"Expatriate: Following a migration category"

Thursday 10 November
Dr Prince Guma (University of Sheffield)
"Incomplete futures of urban infrastructures in the making: Scenes from the digital age in Nairobi"

Thursday 24 November
Dr Omar Tesdell (Birzeit University)
"Urban green space and arboriculture in Palestine"