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Dr Sophie Bond

Senior LecturerSophie Bond image

LLB(Otago)
MPlan(Otago)
PhD (Otago)

 

Richardson Building, room 4C12
Office Hours: Mondays 3–5pm in term or email for an appointment
Tel +64 3 479 3068
Email sophie.bond@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

  • ENVI 111 Environment and Society
  • ENVI 211 Environmental History of New Zealand
  • GEOG 280 Research Methodology in Human Geography
  • GEOG 380 Field Research Studies (Arts)
  • GEOG 376 Geographies of Contestation, Action and Change
  • GEOG 463 Geographies of Justice

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Research interests

  • Community responses to and engagement in issues associated with increased flood events and sea-level rise associated with climate change;
  • Climate justice;
  • Democratic engagement and an ethic of care;
  • 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
  • responsibility for climate justice (in global north)
  • environmental activism and climate justice
  • community development for climate change adaptation (in global north)
  • community engagement in climate change adaptation governance

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Postgraduate supervision

Current doctoral supervision

  • Jule Barth (Geography University of Otago): Political Subjectivities, Knowledge and Care.
  • Rachel Yzelman (Geography University of Otago): Former Refugees Settling Well: An ethic of care?
  • Nadia Tenouri (Geography University of Otago): Gender and conservation.
  • Elizabeth Soal (Geography University of Otago): Collaborative catchment management.
  • Kyle Matthews (Education University of Otago - Co-Supervisor with Karen Nairn): Radical youth activities and hope.
  • Sarah Harrison (Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Otago): Health impacts of increased flooding and SLR from climate change, co-supervisor with Alex MacMillan and Janet Stephenson

Current Master's supervision

  • Rebecca Kennedy-Perkins (Geography University of Otago): Should we give a poo? Farming and Climate Change Mitigation

Completed PhDs

  • Taimaz Lariman (2018) (Geography University of Otago): Defining the Social Dimensions of Urban Sustainability. (Secondary Supervisor).
  • Rini Astuti (2016) (Geography at Victoria University of Wellington): REDD+ Governmentality: Governing Forest Power and Politics in Indonesia. (Secondary Supervisor).
  • Morten Gjerde (2015) (Geography at Victoria University of Wellington): Urban Design Guidance and Control. (Secondary Supervisor).
  • Gradon Diprose (2015) (Geography at Victoria University of Wellington): Beyond waged work: the everyday politics of alternative socio-economic practices.
  • Amanda Thomas (2014) (Geography at Victoria University of Wellington): Accessing Nature: The battle of Huruni (which received the NZGS President’s Award for Best Thesis 2014).


Completed Master's

  • Neelum Patel (2019) (MA Geography, University of Otago): Male Advocacy as a Means to Address Gender Based Violence in Post-Conflict Bougainville
  • Charlotta Heyd (2018) (MPlan, University of Otago): Community Engagement in the Context of Increased Flooding
  • Livi Whyte (2018) (MPlan, University of Otago): Co-Housing and Sustainability
  • Nathaniel Christensen (2017) (MA Geography University of Otago): The Sharp Edge of Precarity: Homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand and a framework of multiple precarities.
  • Holly McGrouther (2016) (MPlan University of Otago): Public Participation in Resource management Hearings: post-politics in planning?
  • Nyssa Payne-Harker (2016) (MPlan University of Otago): Shared Spaces or Contested Places? Examining the role of Kāi Tahu Whānui in Port Chalmers and Bluff.
  • Madeline Hall (2016) (MA University of Otago): From Producers to Polluters: Farmers’ experiences in the Lake Taupo Water Quality Trading Programme. (Secondary Supervisor).
  • 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 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

Bond, S., Diprose, G., & Thomas, A. C. (2019). Contesting deep sea oil: Politicisation--depoliticisation--repoliticisation. Environment & Planning C, 37(3), 519-538. doi: 10.1177/2399654418788675

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

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

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

Fougère, L., & Bond, S. (2018). Legitimising activism in democracy: A place for antagonism in environmental governance. Planning Theory, 17(2), 143-169. doi: 10.1177/1473095216682795

Chapter in Book - Research

Soal, E., & Bond, S. (2018). When is a catchment not a catchment? Rescaling freshwater management in the Waitaki. In M. Strack, N. Wheen, B. Lovelock & A. Carr (Eds.), Riverscapes: Research essays on the social context of southern catchments of Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 47-63). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.

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

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Journal - Research Article

Bond, S., Diprose, G., & Thomas, A. C. (2019). Contesting deep sea oil: Politicisation--depoliticisation--repoliticisation. Environment & Planning C, 37(3), 519-538. doi: 10.1177/2399654418788675

McGregor, A., Challies, E., Thomas, A., Astuti, R., Howson, P., Afiff, S., … Bond, S. (2019). Sociocarbon cycles: Assembling and governing forest carbon in Indonesia. Geoforum, 99, 32-41. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.12.003

Fougère, L., & Bond, S. (2018). Legitimising activism in democracy: A place for antagonism in environmental governance. Planning Theory, 17(2), 143-169. doi: 10.1177/1473095216682795

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Journal - Research Other

Bond, S., & Fougère, L. (2018). Prising open the postpolitical spaces of planning regimes: A reply to E.R. Alexander. Planning Theory, 17(4), 647-652. doi: 10.1177/1473095218799991

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

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