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Dr Douglas Hill

Position:

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications:BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(Curtin)

Office Hours:

By email appointment

 

Teaching

GEOG102 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG216 Resource Evaluation and Planning
GEOG228 Uneven Development in Contemporary India
GEOG328 Uneven Development in Contemporary India
GEOG380 Field Research Studies (Arts)
GEOG472 Contemporary Developments in Environmental Management
GEOG473 Contemporary Geographies of South Asia
GEOG495 Master’s Thesis Preparation

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Research Interests

  • South Asia (especially India)
  • Development Studies
  • Geopolitics and Transboundary Water Resources
  • Migrant labour
  • Ports, labour restructuring and Maritime Trade
  • Rural Development and participatory governance in West Bengal
  • Urban transformation and Socio-Spatial segregation in India's megacities

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Current Research Projects

  • Geopolitics, Transboundary Water Resources and civil society in South Asia
  • The port sector and labour relations in Bangladesh, India and Malaysia
  • The transformation of urban space in Kolkata

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Postgraduate Student Supervision

  • Sanju Koirala (PhD) Displacement and Hydro-power in Nepal (Douglas Hill (60%) with Prof Richard Morgan)
  • Ben Payne (PhD) ‘Beyond interfering Greenies? Understanding the Competing discourses of High Country Tenure Review’ (Douglas Hill with Assoc.Prof Michelle Thompson Fawcett and Dr Brent Lovelock, Dept. of Tourism)

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Completed Supervision

  • Nikki Aaron (PhD) Devadasi women and HIV/AIDs policy in Karnataka, southern India (with the Dept of Religious Studies)
  • Rakhee Chattbar (PhD) IT-enabled rural development in South India: The limits of bridging the digital divide through technology
  • Joseph Whitworth (MPlan) The Role of Planning in Contemporary Urban India: Consequences, and Lessons from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Rail: Telangana, India
  • Rosa Conway BA (Hons) Politics of Difference: Development Practice and New Zealand NGOs
  • Rachel Batchelor (MA) Transboundary Water Resources and civil society in the Mekong Region.
  • David Gawith (MA) Water Stress in the Mid-Himalayas, Nepal
  • Tess Guiney (PhD) Voluntourism and Orphanages in Cambodia
  • Adrian Nel (PhD) REDD+ and the Carbon economy.
  • Nave Wald (PhD) Peasant Movements and agricultural change in northern Argentina.
  • Onur Oktem (PhD Completed 2012) IWRM, Transboundary Water Resources and Turkish water bureaucracy (with Department of Political Studies)
  • Shaun Hamilton (MPlan, Completed 2011) Participatory Irrigation Management in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Richard Nyhof (MPlan, Completed 2011) Appropriate Technology and Water in South Asia
  • Lucy Petheram (MA, Completed 2010) Hydro-politics in post-conflict Nepal
  • Johnie Nyametso (PhD, Completed 2010) Squatter Settlement in Accra,Ghana
  • Sarah Wild (MPlan, Completed 2009) Housing reconstruction in post-Tsunami Sri Lanka
  • Em Oystom Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania (MPlan, Completed 2008)
  • Jack Lewis (MPlan Completed 2007) Planning for Port Cities in East Africa
  • Rosie McKenzie (PGDip Arts Completed 2006) NGOs and education in Vietnam

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Publications

Hill, D. (2017). The Indus Basin: The potential for Basin-wide management between India and Pakistan. In Z. Adeel & R. G. Wirsing (Eds.), Imagining Industan: Overcoming water insecurity in the Indus Basin. (pp. 141-158). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32845-4_8

Gawith, D., Hill, D., & Kingston, D. (2017). Determinants of vulnerability to the hydrological effects of climate change in rural communities: Evidence from Nepal. Climate & Development, 9(1), 50-65. doi: 10.1080/17565529.2015.1067184

Koirala, S., Hill, D., & Morgan, R. (2017). Impacts of the delay in construction of a large scale hydropower project on potential displacees. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 35(1), 106-116. doi: 10.1080/14615517.2016.1271540

Wald, N., & Hill, D. (2016). Anarchist geographies in the rural global south. In R. J. White, S. Springer & M. L. de Souza (Eds.), The practice of freedom: Anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 23-42). London, UK: Rowan & Littlefield.

Hill, D. (2016). Regional cooperation and Asia’s low carbon economy transition: The case of New Zealand. In V. Anbumozhi, K. Kalirajan, F. Kimura & X. Yao (Eds.), Investing on low-carbon energy systems: Implications for regional economic cooperation. (pp. 309-326). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0761-3_11

Authored Book - Research

Athique, A., & Hill, D. (2010). The multiplex in India: A cultural economy of urban leisure. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 244p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Hill, D. (2017). The Indus Basin: The potential for Basin-wide management between India and Pakistan. In Z. Adeel & R. G. Wirsing (Eds.), Imagining Industan: Overcoming water insecurity in the Indus Basin. (pp. 141-158). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32845-4_8

Wald, N., & Hill, D. (2016). Anarchist geographies in the rural global south. In R. J. White, S. Springer & M. L. de Souza (Eds.), The practice of freedom: Anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 23-42). London, UK: Rowan & Littlefield.

Hill, D. (2016). Regional cooperation and Asia’s low carbon economy transition: The case of New Zealand. In V. Anbumozhi, K. Kalirajan, F. Kimura & X. Yao (Eds.), Investing on low-carbon energy systems: Implications for regional economic cooperation. (pp. 309-326). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0761-3_11

Hill, D. P. (2016). Approaching contemporary India: The politics of scale, space and aspiration in the time of Modi. In S. Venkateswar & S. Bandyopadhyay (Eds.), Globalisation and the challenges of development in contemporary India. (pp. 251-270). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0454-4_13

Hill, D., Wald, N., & Guiney, T. (2016). Development and neoliberalism. In S. Springer, K. Birch & J. MacLeavy (Eds.), The handbook of neoliberalism. (pp. 130-141). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hill, D. P. (2016). Regional integration and its discontents: The case of transboundary water sharing. In K. S. Farrell & S. Ganguly (Eds.), Heading East: Security, trade, and environment between India and Southeast Asia. (pp. 195-215). Oxford University Press.

Hill, D., & Scrase, T. J. (2012). Neoliberal development, port reform and displacement: The case of Kolkata and Haldia, West Bengal, India. In R. Ganguly-Scrase & K. Lahiri-Dutt (Eds.), Rethinking displacement: Asia Pacific perspectives. (pp. 31-51). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Wald, N., Rosin, C., & Hill, D. (2012). 'Soyization' and food security in South America. In C. Rosin, P. Stock & H. Campbell (Eds.), Food systems failure: The global food crisis and the future of agriculture. (pp. 166-181). Abingdon, UK: Earthscan.

Hill, D. (2011). Liberalisation, urban space and the 'decent crowd' in contemporary India. In B. Stoddart & A. Weigold (Eds.), India and Australia: Bridging different worlds. (pp. 132-144). New Delhi, India: Readworthy.

Hill, D. (2009). Boundaries, scale and power in South Asia. In D. Ghosh, H. Goodall & S. Hemelryk Donald (Eds.), Water, sovereignty and borders in Asia and Oceania. (pp. 87-103). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

McGregor, A. R., & Hill, D. (2009). North-South. In R. Kitchin & N. Thrift (Eds.), International encyclopedia of human geography. (pp. 473-480). Elsevier.

Hill, D. (2009). Governance, labour and uneven development: The political economy of the port sector in South and South-East Asia. In M. Gillan & B. Pokrant (Eds.), Trade, labour and transformation of community in Asia. (pp. 157-181). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hill, D. P., Scrase, T. J., & Wells, A. (2008). Privatisation and labour relations in Asian ports: The case of Port Klang, Malaysia. In J. Reveley & M. Tull (Eds.), Port privatisation: The Asia-Pacific experience. (pp. 94-109). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Hill, D. P. (2008). Developing India's ports: Balancing economic and social objectives. In J. Reveley & M. Tull (Eds.), Port privatisation: The Asia-Pacific experience. (pp. 152-166). Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

Hill, D. (2008). The regional politics of water sharing: Contemporary issues in South Asia. In K. Lahiri-Dutt & R. J. Wasson (Eds.), Water first: Issues and challenges for nations and communities in South Asia. (pp. 59-80). New Delhi, India: Sage.

Hill, D. (2007). Food security, governance, and rural development under the BJP. In J. McGuire & I. Copland (Eds.), Hindu nationalism and governance. (pp. 179-200). New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

Hill, D. (2003). State, governance and local community in Bankura, West Bengal. In R. Pradhan (Ed.), Legal pluralism and unofficial law in social, economic and political development (vol. 1). (pp. 105-124). Kathmandu, Nepal: International Centre for the Study of Nature, Environment and Culture.

Hill, D. (2002). The community in development discourse in an era of global capitalism. In P. O'Connor & J. Scott (Eds.), Undisciplined thoughts. (pp. 143-156). Perth, Western Australia: Black Swan Press.

Hill, D. (2001). Investigating the subsistence economy in West Bengal. In S. Kar, D. Talukdar, T. Das, R. Ghosh & B. Chattopadhyay (Eds.), West Bengal: Beyond the Millenium. (pp. 172). Kolkata, India: Directed Initiative.

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Journal - Research Article

Gawith, D., Hill, D., & Kingston, D. (2017). Determinants of vulnerability to the hydrological effects of climate change in rural communities: Evidence from Nepal. Climate & Development, 9(1), 50-65. doi: 10.1080/17565529.2015.1067184

Koirala, S., Hill, D., & Morgan, R. (2017). Impacts of the delay in construction of a large scale hydropower project on potential displacees. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 35(1), 106-116. doi: 10.1080/14615517.2016.1271540

Wald, N., & Hill, D. P. (2016). ‘Rescaling’ alternative food systems: From food security to food sovereignty. Agriculture & Human Values, 33(1), 203-213. doi: 10.1007/s10460-015-9623-x

Zweifel, E. L., & Hill, D. P. (2015). Still a good neighbour? Implications of changing priorities in New Zealand Aotearoa's aid sector. New Zealand Geographer, 71(2), 67-80. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12081

Hill, D. P. (2015). Where hawks dwell on water and bankers build power poles: Transboundary waters, environmental security and the frontiers of neo-liberalism. Strategic Analysis, 39(6), 729-743. doi: 10.1080/09700161.2015.1090679

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