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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

Completed Supervision

  • Ben Payne, 2017 PhD: ‘Beyond interfering Greenies? Understanding the Competing discourses of High Country Tenure Review’ (with Associate Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett and Dr Brent Lovelock, Dept. of Tourism).
  • Sanju Koirala, 2016 PhD: Displacement and Hydro-power in Nepal (with Prof Richard Morgan).
  • Nikki Aaron, PhD 2015: Devadasi women and HIV/AIDs policy in Karnataka, southern India (with the Dept of Religious Studies).
  • Rakhee Chattbar, PhD 2015: IT-enabled rural development in South India: The limits of bridging the digital divide through technology.
  • Joseph Whitworth, MPlan 2015: The Role of Planning in Contemporary Urban India: Consequences, and Lessons from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Rail: Telangana, India.
  • Tess Guiney, 2015 PhD: Orphanage Tourism in Cambodia.
  • Rosa Conway, 2014 BA(Hons): Politics of Difference: Development Practice and New Zealand NGOs.
  • Adrian Nel, 2014 PhD: REDD+ and the Carbon economy.
  • Rachel Batchelor, 2013 MA: Transboundary Water Resources and civil society in the Mekong Region.
  • David Gawith, 2013 MA: Water Stress in the Mid-Himalayas, Nepal.
  • Nave Wald, 2013 PhD: Peasant Movements and agricultural change in northern Argentina.
  • Onur Oktem, 2012 PhD: IWRM, Transboundary Water Resources and Turkish water bureaucracy (with Department of Political Studies).
  • Shaun Hamilton, 2012 MPlan: Participatory Irrigation Management in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Richard Nyhof, 2011 MPlan: Appropriate Technology and Water in South Asia.
  • Lucy Petheram, 2011 MA: Hydro-politics in post-conflict Nepal.
  • Johnie Nyametso, 2011 PhD: Squatter Settlement in Accra, Ghana.
  • Sarah Wild, 2009 MPlan: Housing reconstruction in post-Tsunami Sri Lanka.
  • Em Oyston, 2009 MPlan: Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania.
  • Jack Lewis, 2008 MPlan: Planning for Port Cities in East Africa.
  • Rosie McKenzie, 2007 PGDipArts: NGOs and education in Vietnam.

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Publications

Yasuda, Y., Hill, D., Aich, D., Huntjens, P., & Swain, A. (2018). Multi-track water diplomacy: current and potential future cooperation over the Brahmaputra River Basin. Water International, 43(5), 642-664. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1503446

Hill, D., & Connelly, S. (2018). Community energies: Exploring the socio-political spatiality of energy transitions through the Clean Energy for Eternity campaign in New South Wales Australia. Energy Research & Social Science, 36, 138-145. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.021

Hill, D., & Athique, A. (2017). The role of offshore financial centres in Indian telecoms. In A. Athique, V. Parthasarathi & S. V. Srinivas (Eds.), The Indian media economy (Vol. 1 Industrial dynamics and cultural adaptation). Oxford University Press.

Hill, D. (2017). INDC costs and experiences in removing low-carbon technology barriers: New Zealand. In V. Anbumozhi & K. Kalirajan (Eds.), Globalization of low-carbon technologies: The impact of the Paris Agreement. (pp. 403-423). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-4901-9_12

Athique, A., & Hill, D. (2017). Modernity in glass: The environmental conditions of consumption. In A. Athique, V. Parthasarathi & S. V. Srinivas (Eds.), The Indian media economy (Vol. 2 Market dynamics and social transactions). (pp. 183-201). Oxford University Press.

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., & Athique, A. (2017). The role of offshore financial centres in Indian telecoms. In A. Athique, V. Parthasarathi & S. V. Srinivas (Eds.), The Indian media economy (Vol. 1 Industrial dynamics and cultural adaptation). Oxford University Press.

Athique, A., & Hill, D. (2017). Modernity in glass: The environmental conditions of consumption. In A. Athique, V. Parthasarathi & S. V. Srinivas (Eds.), The Indian media economy (Vol. 2 Market dynamics and social transactions). (pp. 183-201). Oxford University Press.

Hill, D. (2017). INDC costs and experiences in removing low-carbon technology barriers: New Zealand. In V. Anbumozhi & K. Kalirajan (Eds.), Globalization of low-carbon technologies: The impact of the Paris Agreement. (pp. 403-423). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-4901-9_12

Hill, D. (2017). Whose scarcity, whose security? Multi-scalar contestation of water in the Indus Basin. In M. C. Dawson, C. Rosin & N. Wald (Eds.), Global resource scarcity: Catalyst for conflict or cooperation? (pp. 89-106). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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

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

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. 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. 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.

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., & 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.

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.

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. (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.

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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Chapter in Book - Other

Nel, A., & Hill, D. (2015). Constructing walls of carbon: The complexities of community, carbon sequestration and protected areas in Uganda. In G. Barrett, S. Brooks, J. Josefsson & N. Zulu (Eds.), The changing face of land and conversation in post-colonial Africa. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Yasuda, Y., Hill, D., Aich, D., Huntjens, P., & Swain, A. (2018). Multi-track water diplomacy: current and potential future cooperation over the Brahmaputra River Basin. Water International, 43(5), 642-664. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1503446

Hill, D., & Connelly, S. (2018). Community energies: Exploring the socio-political spatiality of energy transitions through the Clean Energy for Eternity campaign in New South Wales Australia. Energy Research & Social Science, 36, 138-145. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.021

Hill, D. P. (2017). The discursive politics of water management in India: Desecuritising Himalayan river basins. South Asia, 40(4), 827-843. doi: 10.1080/00856401.2017.1380576

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

Nel, A., & Hill, D. (2014). Beyond "win-win" narratives: The varieties of Eastern and Southern African carbon forestry and scope for critique. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 25(4), 19-35. doi: 10.1080/10455752.2014.948466

Hill, D., & Athique, A. (2013). Multiplexes, corporatised leisure and the geography of opportunity in India. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(4), 600-614. doi: 10.1080/14649373.2013.831198

Hill, D. (2013). Water-sharing in the Indus Basin: A peaceful, sustainable future is possible. Global dialogue, 15(2), 28-33.

Nel, A., & Hill, D. (2013). Constructing walls of carbon: The complexities of community, carbon sequestration and protected areas in Uganda. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 31(3), 421-440. doi: 10.1080/02589001.2013.802430

Hill, D. P. (2013). Trans-boundary water resources and uneven development: Crisis within and beyond contemporary India. South Asia, 36(2), 243-257. doi: 10.1080/00856401.2013.784234

Hill, D. P. (2012). Port reform, South Asian migrant workers and spaces of vulnerability in Port Klang, Malaysia. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 53(2), 105-117. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2012.01486.x

Hill, D. (2012). Alternative institutional arrangements: Managing transboundary water resources in South Asia. Harvard Asia Quarterly, 14(3), 60-66.

Mabbott Athique, A., & Hill, D. (2007). Multiplex cinemas and urban redevelopment in India. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, (124), 108-118.

Hill, D. (2006). The politics of water in South Asia. Transforming Cultures eJournal, 1(2). Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/TfC

Hill, D. P. (2005). Decentralisation, politics and legal pluralism in West Bengal. Indian Socio-Legal Journal, 31, 107-120.

Hill, D. (2002). Food security, governance and rural development under the BJP. South Asia, 25(3), 147-164.

Hill, D. (2001). Rural developments: A case study from Bankura. South Asia, 24(1), 117-140.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Hill, D. P. (2010). Politics, capital and leisure in India: Situating the port and the multiplex at Kolkata. In E. Morrell & M. D. Barr (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA): Crises and Opportunities. Canberra, Australia: Asian Studies Association of Australia & the University of Adelaide. Retrieved from http://asaa.asn.au/ASAA2010/reviewed_papers/

Hill, D. (2005). Globalisation and labour relations: The case of Asian ports. In M. Baird, R. Cooper & M. Westcott (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. 2, (pp. 75-82). Sydney, Australia: University Publishing Service. [Full Paper]

Hill, D. (2005). Neo-liberalism, hegemony and development in India. Proceedings of the Hegemony: Explorations into Consensus, Coercion and Culture Workshop. Retrieved from http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/research/hegemony/events/2005-workshop/doug-hill.pdf

Hill, D. (2003). Policy, politics and chronic poverty: The experience of Bankura District, West Bengal. Proceedings of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre International Conference. Retrieved from http://www.chronicpoverty.org/pdfs/conferencepapers/hill.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hill, D. (2017). Contesting security and development in Himalayan borderlands. Proceedings of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) International Conference. (pp. 10-11). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/nzasia-2017/index.html

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