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Dr Joe Gerlach

Dr Joe Gerlach

Dr Joe Gerlach
MA (Oxon.), MSc (Oxon.), DPhil (Oxon.)

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Office 2.10N
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6855

Research summary

Joe's research interests cut across cultural and political geography, specialising in non-representational theory. Conceptually centred on the notion of 'micropolitics', his recent research examines a number of empirical concerns, from critical and participatory cartography, to non-human politics in Ecuador. Together with creative writings on the cultural geographies of Wales and the West Country, Joe's research has featured on BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent.

Research interests include:

  • Non-representational theory
  • Continental philosophy (especially Guattari and Deleuze)
  • Micropolitics and minor theory
  • Spinoza
  • Ecuadorian politics and society
  • Geohumanities


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Joe read for his MA, MSc and DPhil in Geography at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Bristol in 2017, Joe held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, where he was also a lecturer at Jesus College and Hertford College, and a Research Fellow and Tutor at Keble College.

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Selected publications

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Recent publications

  • Gerlach, J, 2018, ‘Nodes, ways and relations’. in: Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins, Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Clancy Wilmott, Daniel Evans (eds) Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities. Manchester: University of Manchester
  • Gerlach, J, 2017, ‘Middle Hope’. cultural geographies, vol 24., pp. 333-339

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