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Dr Sophie Bond

Position:

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications:LLB, MPlan, PhD (Otago)

Office Hours:

Mondays 3pm-5pm in term or email for an appointment

 

Teaching

GEOG210 Social Geography
GEOG280 Research Methodology in Human Geography
GEOG380 Field Research Studies (Arts)
GEOG376 Geographies of Contestation, Action and Change
GEOG381 Social Geography
GEOG465 Special Topic in Geography - Geographies of Justice

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Research Interests

  • Spaces of democracy, contestation, resistance and the formation of collectivities in response to environmental and/or social change;
  • Social sustainability, intergroup relationships, ‘community’ and identity formation;
  • Autonomous geographies and alternative economies;
  • Urban sustainability and participation in planning processes;
  • Qualitative and feminist methodologies, poststructural approaches, political ecology, discourse theory.

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Potential Student Projects

I am interested in supervising students on projects that relate to any of the above themes, or more specifically:

  • environmental politics of extractive industries in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly in relation to fossil fuels or intensified agriculture and water management
  • precarity and how groups seek solidarity through community action to address precarious work and living conditions
  • the role of alternative economies in visioning more sustainable futures
  • the role of democracy in a neoliberalised postpolitical present

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Postgraduate Supervision

PhDs

  • Gradon Diprose (2015) PhD at Victoria University of Wellington: “Beyond waged work: the everyday politics of alternative socio-economic practices”
  • Amanda Thomas (2014) PhD at Victoria University of Wellington: “Accessing Nature: The battle of the Hurunui” (which received the NZGS President’s Award for Best Doctoral Thesis 2014)

Masters

  • William Harrington (2014) MPlan University of Otago: “ ‘Irrigation for the sake of irrigation’: Situating the Social Effects of Large Scale Irrigation Projects within New Zealand’s Neoliberal Planning System”.
  • Benjamin Speedy (2013) MEnvSt(p/t), Victoria University of Wellington: Seizing the Opportunity? CO2 emissions from land transport and the redevelopment of Christchurch.
  • Cristian Leaman (2013) MDevSt, Victoria University of Wellington: Encounters of Neoliberalism and Nature in the Chilean Context. A case study of the Nuble River”.
  • Lillian Fougere (2013) MEnvSt, Victoria University of Wellington: Democracy, Disagreement and Environmentalists’ Participation: A case study of coal mining on conservation land.”
  • Raven Cretney (2013) MEnvSt, Victoria University of Wellington: Community Resilience from the Bottom Up: A place based perspective of grass roots community resilience.
  • Emma Moon (2013) MEnvSt, Victoria University of Wellington: Youth and Climate Change Activism in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Camilla Morley (2011) MEnvSt, Victoria University of Wellington: Motivating Public Transport Use: Travel behaviour and integrated ticketing for Greater Wellington.
  • Benjamin Barrett (2011) MEnvSt, Victoria University of Wellington: Sustainable Development Narratives in New Zealand Business.

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Publications

Cretney, R. M., & Bond, S. (2017). Shifting relationships to place: A relational place-based perspective on SES resilience. Urban Geography, 38(1), 8-24. doi: 10.1080/02723638.2016.1139865

Cretney, R. M., Thomas, A. C., & Bond, S. (2016). Maintaining grassroots activism: Transition Towns in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 72, 81-91. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12114

Palomino-Schalscha, M., Leaman-Constanzo, C., & Bond, S. (2016). Contested water, contested development: Unpacking the hydro-social cycle of the Ñuble River, Chile. Third World Quarterly, 37(5), 883-901. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1109436

Diprose, G., Thomas, A. C., & Bond, S. (2016). ‘It’s who we are’: Eco-nationalism and place in contesting deep-sea oil in Aotearoa New Zealand. Kōtuitui, 11(2), 159-173. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1134594

Fougère, L., & Bond, S. (2016). Legitimising activism in democracy: A place for antagonism in environmental governance. Planning Theory. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1473095216682795

Chapter in Book - Research

Bond, S., & Kindon, S. (2013). Working with Doreen downunder: Antipodean trajectories. In D. Featherstone & J. Painter (Eds.), Spatial politics: Essays for Doreen Massey. (pp. 191-203). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118278857.ch13

Featherstone, D., Bond, S., & Painter, J. (2013). 'Stories so far': A conversation with Doreen Massey. In D. Featherstone & J. Painter (Eds.), Spatial politics: Essays for Doreen Massey. (pp. 253-266). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118278857.ch18

Bond, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). Multiplicities, interwoven threads, holistic paths: The phronetic long-haul approach. In P. J. Maginn, S. M. Thompson & M. Tonts (Eds.), Qualitative urban analysis: An international perspective: Studies in qualitative methodology (Vol. 9). (pp. 51-78). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/s1042-3192(07)00202-9

Bond, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2006). Design-led participatory planning. In M. Thompson-Fawcett & C. Freeman (Eds.), Living together: Towards inclusive communities in New Zealand. (pp. 171-194). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Cretney, R. M., & Bond, S. (2017). Shifting relationships to place: A relational place-based perspective on SES resilience. Urban Geography, 38(1), 8-24. doi: 10.1080/02723638.2016.1139865

Cretney, R. M., Thomas, A. C., & Bond, S. (2016). Maintaining grassroots activism: Transition Towns in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 72, 81-91. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12114

Fougère, L., & Bond, S. (2016). Legitimising activism in democracy: A place for antagonism in environmental governance. Planning Theory. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1473095216682795

Diprose, G., Thomas, A. C., & Bond, S. (2016). ‘It’s who we are’: Eco-nationalism and place in contesting deep-sea oil in Aotearoa New Zealand. Kōtuitui, 11(2), 159-173. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1134594

Palomino-Schalscha, M., Leaman-Constanzo, C., & Bond, S. (2016). Contested water, contested development: Unpacking the hydro-social cycle of the Ñuble River, Chile. Third World Quarterly, 37(5), 883-901. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1109436

Thomas, A. C., & Bond, S. (2016). Reregulating for freshwater enclosure: A state of exception in Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand. Antipode, 48(3), 770-789. doi: 10.1111/anti.12214

Bond, S., Diprose, G., & McGregor, A. (2015). 2Precious2Mine: Post-politics, colonial imaginary, or hopeful political moment? Antipode, 47(5), 1161-1183. doi: 10.1111/anti.12157

Cretney, R., & Bond, S. (2014). 'Bouncing back' to capitalism? Grass-roots autonomous activism in shaping discourses of resilience and transformation following disaster. Resilience, 2(1), 18-31. doi: 10.1080/21693293.2013.872449

Paddison, R., Keenan, M., & Bond, S. (2012). Fostering inter-cultural dialogue: Visionary intentions and the realities of a dedicated public space. People, Place & Policy, 6(3), 122-132. doi: 10.3351/ppp.0006.0003.0002

Bond, S. (2011). Being in myth and community: Resistance, lived existence, and democracy in a north England mill town. Environment & Planning D, 29(5), 780-802. doi: 10.1068/d0909

Morley, C., Bond, S., & Milfont, T. L. (2011). Tickets, please. Planning Quarterly, 183, 29-33.

Bond, S. (2011). Negotiating a 'democratic ethos': Moving beyond the agonistic-communicative divide. Planning Theory, 10(2), 161-186. doi: 10.1177/1473095210383081

Massey, D., with the Human Geography Research Group, Bond, S., & Featherstone, D. (2009). The possibilities of a politics of place beyond place? A conversation with Doreen Massey. Scottish Geographical Journal, 125(3-4), 401-420. doi: 10.1080/14702540903364443

Bond, S., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2007). Public participation and new urbanism: A conflicting agenda? Planning Theory & Practice, 8(4), 449-472.

Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Bond, S. (2004). Participatory community planning, urbanist style: Theory and practice at Poundbury. Open House International, 29(4), 28-37.

Thompson-Fawcett, M. M., & Bond, S. (2003). Urbanist intentions for the built landscape: Examples of concept and practice in England, Canada and New Zealand. Progress in Planning, 60(2), 147-234.

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Journal - Research Other

The SIGJ2 Writing Collective, including Bond, S. (2012). What can we do? The challenge of being new academics in neoliberal universities. Antipode, 44(4), 1055-1058. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01011.x

Bond, S. (2012). [Review of the book The multicultural paradox: The role of critique, the postpolitical and a radical democracy]. Dialogues in Human Geography, 2(2), 218-220. doi: 10.1177/204382061200200201

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Skilton, C., Bond, S., & Connelly, S. (2014). Offshore oil and gas exploration in New Zealand: Analyzing recent EEZ legislation revision in regards to best practice environmental management. In T. Konlechner & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 52). Retrieved from http://www.geography.otago.ac.nz/resources

Harrington, B., Bond, S., & Day, R. (2014). Irrigation for the sake of irrigation: Neoliberalism and social change in the Hurunui District. In T. Konlechner & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 28). Retrieved from http://www.geography.otago.ac.nz/resources

Larimian, T., Freeman, C., & Bond, S. (2014). Defining social dimension of urban sustainability. In T. Konlechner & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 38). Retrieved from http://www.geography.otago.ac.nz/resources

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