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Dr Naomi Millner

Dr Naomi Millner

Dr Naomi Millner
BA(Cantab.), MSc(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Area of research

Political ecologies of conservation

Office 2.7n
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9107

Research summary

I am a political-economic geographer who works primarily in the following areas:

  • Post-colonial, de-colonial and political ecology approaches to environmental politics, with a focus on the politics of knowledge
  • The cultural politics of race, nature and social exclusion
  • Food justice, agrarian social movements and food sovereignty, especially in the context of Central America
  • Concepts of 'commons' and 'commoning'
  • Migration, border politics and transnational forms of belonging
  • Theories of politics and aesthetics, especially Walter Benjamin, Jacques Rancière and decolonial theories
  • Community education, radical education and pedagogies for social change, including feminist approaches 
  • Environmental monitoring and digital monitoring practices. 


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I completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in 2006, and later studied for my MSc in Society and Space and a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. I completed my PhD in 2012

As part of my academic practice I am committed to practices for just and equitable social change as well as the dissemination of useful knowledge through popular education networks. To this end I work closely with community partners and social movements in my research. I am also involved in several refugee and asylum-seeking organisations in Bristol and co-founded the Bristol Hospitality ...

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