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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

Tim-adical Writing Collective, including Bond, S. (2017). Vulnerabilities, complicities and injustices: 'Tim-adical' actions for change in the neoliberal academy. Ephemera, 17(3), 691-704.

Diprose, G., Bond, S., Thomas, A. C., Barth, J., & Urquhart, H. (2017). The violence of (in)action: Communities, climate and business-as-usual. Community Development Journal, 52(3), 488-505. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsx023

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

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

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

Diprose, G., Bond, S., Thomas, A. C., Barth, J., & Urquhart, H. (2017). The violence of (in)action: Communities, climate and business-as-usual. Community Development Journal, 52(3), 488-505. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsx023

Tim-adical Writing Collective, including Bond, S. (2017). Vulnerabilities, complicities and injustices: 'Tim-adical' actions for change in the neoliberal academy. Ephemera, 17(3), 691-704.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christensen, N., & Bond, S. (2015). Homelessness as the ‘sharp edge of precarity’: Negotiating multiple precarities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In C. Ergler & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 10). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Geography, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Yzelman, R., & Bond, S. (2015). Exploring citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand: An insight into the challenges of service providers in the refugee resettlement process. In C. Ergler & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 26). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Geography, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Larimian, T., Freeman, C., & Bond, S. (2015). Modelling the relationship between social sustainability and urban form in New Zealand cities. In C. Ergler & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 44). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Geography, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Jagannath, T., & Bond, S. (2015). The influence of public art in public spaces. In C. Ergler & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 14). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Geography, University of Otago. [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

Hyndman, G., Bond, S., & Ergler, C. (2014). Children’s geography: Breakfast programmes in primary schools. In T. Konlechner & S. Connelly (Eds.), Proceedings of the Postgraduate Symposium. (pp. 29). 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

Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Bond, S. (2005). Democracy within the urbanist planning paradigm: Social justice or empty rhetoric? In The dream of a greater Europe: Book of abstracts. In A. Voigt & A. Kanonier (Eds.), Proceedings of the Association of European School of Planning Congress. (pp. 228-229). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Yzelman, R. L., & Bond, S. E. (2016, February). Citizenship: A gift or a right? Insights into the challenges of support providers in the refugee resettlement process, Aotearoa New Zealand. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Geographical Interactions, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bedford, R., Howie, W., & Bond, S. (2016, February). "Going public" with geography. Panel discussion at the New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Geographical Interactions, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bartos, A., Bond, S., Dombroski, K., & Underhill-Sem, Y. (2016, February). Women and gender geographies research network. Panel discussion at the New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Geographical Interactions, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bond, S., Diprose, G., & Thomas, A. (2016, February). Politicising and depoliticising dissent: Contesting deep-sea oil in Aotearoa New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Geographical Interactions, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Puente-Lozano, P., Bond, S., Kenis, A., McCallum, W., & Rossini, L. (2014, August). The question of framing: Post politics and radical democracy. Panel discussion at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference, London, UK.

Bond, S., Diprose, G., & Thomas, A. (2014, August). The work of depoliticising and repoliticising 'oil free' futures. Verbal presentation at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference, London, UK.

Bond, S., & Thomas, A. (2013, January). Action in the face of democratic closure. Verbal presentation at the Oil Free Futures Summit, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thompson-Fawcett, M., & Bond, S. (2006, April). Multiplicities, interwoven threads, holistic approaches: Going the distance in longitudinal qualitative urban research. Verbal presentation at the Global Places, Local Spaces: Planning Research Conference, London, UK.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Transparency International New Zealand, including Bond, S., Edwards, B., & Mednis, K. (2013). Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System assessment. Wellington, New Zealand: Transparency International New Zealand. 370p.

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Other Research Output

Cretney, R., Bond, S., & Thomas, A. (2015, January). Mapping the transition movement in Aotearoa New Zealand. Transition Network blog. Retrieved from https://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/mapping-the-transition-movement-in-aotearoa-new-zealand/

Bond, S. (2011, October). Geographies of environmental activism in Aotearoa New Zealand: Neoliberal imaginaries or radical democratic politics. Otago New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS) Seminar Series, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Bond, S. (2008). Participation, urbanism and power (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 325p.

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