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Reader in Human Geography Richard White PhD, MSc, BA.

Reader in Human Geography


Summary

Greatly influenced by anarchist praxis Richard’s main research agenda explores a range of ethical and economic landscapes rooted in the intersectional contexts of social justice and total liberation movements.

About

My principal areas of teaching, learning and research are rooted within three areas of human geography: namely anarchist geographies, critical animal geographies and the sociology of space and place. ANARCHIST GEOGRAPHIES Over the last 20 years I have contributed to an important body of empirical research that explores the geographies of household work practices in the UK. Drawing on this research to explore the complex geographies of community self-help, my key contribution to anarchist geographies has been to demonstrate how non-capitalist and ‘anarchist' forms of organisation are deeply woven into the fabric of everyday life in a 'capitalist society. Understanding anarchist forms of organisation to be rooted in the principles of mutual aid, reciprocity, co-operation, collaboration and inclusion, I place my research here firmly within a broader, emancipatory, anarchist geography of freedom. In the context of an enduring crisis of capitalism emphasising the pluralistic and prevalent nature of forms of self-help and informal support that lie beyond the market and the state is particularly important and timely. In highlighting the pervasive nature of 'non-capitalist' work practices in the advanced economics of the western world, my work reveals a set of distinctive and innovative alternatives to capitalism both in the here and now, and opens up new "post-capitalist" visions of work and organisation in the future. By inviting new ways of imagining and envisioning socially just ways of economic organisation the research has great relevance across a wide range of inter-disciplinary academic, activist and broader public communities. CRITICAL ANIMAL GEOGRAPHIES Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human–animal encounters. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. My main contribution to the field of critical animal studies broadly, and critical animal geographies in particular, has been to argue how both can engage with anarchist praxis of non-violence to better (a) problematise human power and human species identity and (b) confront, challenge and subvert the often exploitative and violent interlocking systems that underpin the treatment of both humans and other animals in society. THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPACE AND PLACE Drawing on a range of mixed methods, including an innovative use of 'mental mapping', my research has focused on the uneven experiences and perceptions on young people from deprived urban neighbourhoods (in Hull, Walsall and Wolverhampton) and their attitudes toward further education, training and work opportunities. At a time of high levels of youth unemployment, this is a high visibility area which has relevance for researchers, policymakers and practitioners concerned with regeneration, economic development, labour market, skills, and education. In calling for broader recognition of 'the role of geography' in inter-disciplinary analysis, the research continues to inform practical policy interventions that may help widen social and spatial horizons of young people more effectively to enable them to take in a broader range of employment and training opportunities beyond their immediate locality.

Teaching

Department of the Natural and Built Environment

Social Sciences and Arts

Undergraduate Courses and Supervision
• Advanced Field Research (77-6139-00L)
• Critical Geographies  (77-5380-00L)
• Dissertation (77-6580-00L)
• Globalisation, Democracy ad Change (26-6504-00L) 
• I am also a Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Tutor for Human Geography students.
Postgraduate Courses and Supervision
• Alternative Approaches to Regeneration (77-7436-OOS
• I also supervise MSc and PhD Dissertation students


Subject Area

Geography, Environment and Planning

Courses

BA Human Geography, BSc Geography.

Modules

Dissertation (Geography, Environment and Planning) (Level 6); Globalisation, Democracy and Change (Level 6); Advanced Field Work (Level 6); International Fieldwork (Level 5); Research Methods in Environmental, Geographical and Social Sciences (Level 5); Critical Geographies (Level 5); Approaches to Human Geography (Level 4); Explorations in Urban Geography (Level 4)

Research

Anarchism and Anarchist Geographies
Over the last 15 years I have contributed to an important body of empirical research that explores the anarchist economies of household work practices in the UK. Drawing on this research to explore the complex geographies of community self-help, my key contribution to anarchist geographies has been to demonstrate how non-capitalist and ‘anarchist' forms of organisation are deeply woven into the fabric of everyday life in a 'capitalist society. Understanding anarchist forms of organisation to be rooted in the principles of mutual aid, reciprocity, co-operation, collaboration and inclusion, I place my research here firmly within a broader, emancipatory, anarchist geography of freedom.My work on anarchism and anarchist geographies has been published in a range of international interdisciplinary journals (including 'AREA', 'Antipode' and 'Social Economy'), and other publications, including 'The Handbook of Neoliberalism' (Routledge, 2016) and 'The Accumulation of Freedom' (AK Press, 2012)). I recently co-edited a trilogy of volumes on anarchist geography, titled: 'The Radicalization of Pedagogy', 'Theories of Resistance', and 'The Practice of Freedom' (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Critical Animal Geographies
Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human–animal encounters. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. My contribution to the field of critical animal studies broadly, and critical animal geographies in particular, has been to argue how both can engage with anarchist praxis of non-violence to better (a) problematise human power and human species identity and (b) confront, challenge and subvert the often exploitative and violent interlocking systems that underpin the treatment of both humans and other animals in society.My research on critical animal geographies has been published in a number of books, including 'Animal Oppression and Capitalism' (Praeger Press, 2017); 'Critical Animal Studies' (Lanham, 2017); 'Critical Animal Geographies' (Routledge, 2015),' Anarchism and Animal Liberation' (McFarland Press, 2015); and 'A Critical Animal Studies Reader: An Introduction to an Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Animal Liberation' (Peter Lang, 2014).

The Sociology of Space and Place
Drawing on a range of mixed methods, including an innovative use of 'mental mapping', I have continued to engage with the literature around the sociology of place and space by emphasising how social networks and attachment to place shape can influence spatial horizons and affect aspirations. In calling for broader recognition of 'the role of geography' in inter-disciplinary analysis, my research continues to inform practical policy interventions that may help widen social and spatial horizons of young people more effectively to enable them to take in a broader range of employment and training opportunities beyond their immediate locality.
Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, my research here has been published in international journals (including 'Urban Studies', and 'Work, Employment and Society'); and in the Palgrave publication 'Innovations in Youth Research' (2011)



Publications

White, R.J., & Green, A.E. (2015). The importance of socio-spatial influences in shaping young people’s employment aspirations: case study evidence from three British cities. Work, employment and society, 29 (2), 295-313. http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017014561334

White, R. (2018). Looking backward/ moving forward. Articulating a “Yes, BUT…!” response to lifestyle veganism, and outlining post-capitalist futures in critical veganic agriculture. EuropeNow, (20). https://www.europenowjournal.org/2018/09/04/looking-backward-moving-forward-articulating-a-yes-but-response-to-lifestyle-veganism/

Journal articles

Cudworth, E., Boisseau, W., & White, R. (2021). Guest Editorial. Introduction: For a Critically Posthumanist Sociology in Precarious Times. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 41 (3/4), 265-281. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-11-2020-0513

Morris, C., Kaljonen, M., Aavik, K., Balazs, B., Cole, M., Coles, B., ... White, R. (2021). Priorities for social science and humanities research on the challenges of moving beyond animal-based food systems. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. http://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00714-z

White, R.J. (2021). Social Economics and the Solidarity City. Space and Polity, 24 (3), 317-318. http://doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2020.1787141

White, R., & Gunderman, H. (2020). “Critical Posthumanism for All: A Call to Reject Insect Speciesism”. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

Ferretti, F., Ince, A., & White, R. (2020). Malatesta in Brexitland: toward post-statist geographies of democracy. Theory in Action, 13 (1). http://doi.org/10.3798/tia.1937-0237.2006

Cudworth, E., Boisseau, W., & White, R.J. (2020). Guest editorial. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 41 (3-4), 265-281. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-04-2021-514

White, R., Araujo, E., Ferretti, F., Ince, A., Mason, K., Mullenite, J., ... Rollo, T. (2017). Beyond electoralism: Reflections on anarchy, populism, and the crisis of electoral politics. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 16 (4), 607-642. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1571

Sidaway, J.D., White, R., Barrera de la Torre, G., Ferretti, F., Crane, N.J., Loong, S., ... Springer, S. (2017). The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation. The AAG Review of Books, 5 (4), 281-296. http://doi.org/10.1080/2325548x.2017.1366846

White, R.J., & Wood, P.B. (2016). Special issue in activism and protest with(out) organization Introduction. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY, 36 (11-12), 722-725. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-08-2016-0102

J. White, R., & Wood, P.B. (2016). Guest editorial. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 36 (9-10), 570-577. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2016-0092

White, R., & Cudworth, E. (2014). Taking It to the Streets: Challenging Systems of Domination from Below. Counterpoints, 448, 202-219.

White, R. (2012). Editorial. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 10 (1), 5-11.

White, R. (2011). Re-visiting the barriers to participation in mutual aid. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31 (7/8), 392-410. http://doi.org/10.1108/01443331111149842

White, R., & Green, A.E. (2011). Opening up or closing down opportunities? : the role of social networks and attachment to place in informing young peoples' attitudes and access to training and employment. Urban Studies, 48 (1), 41-60. http://doi.org/10.1177/0042098009360234

Williams, C., Adom, K.Y.-.K., Baric, M., Ladan, U., Onoshchenko, O., Sallah, A., ... White, R. (2011). Theorizing the self-service economy: a case study of do-it-yourself (DIY) activity. Journal of Economy and its Applications, 2 (1), 1-26.

White, R. (2011). Editorial. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 9 (3), 4-8.

White, R., & Williams, C.C. (2010). Re-thinking monetary exchange : some lessons from England. Review of Social Economy, 68 (3), 317-338. http://doi.org/10.1080/00346760902968488

White, R. (2010). Editorial. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 8 (4), 4-7. http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/JCAS+Volume+10+Issue+1+2012+FINAL.pdf

White, R. (2010). Editorial. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 8 (1/2), 4-7.

White, R. (2009). Explaining why the non-commodified sphere of mutual aid is so pervasive in the advanced economies : some case study evidence from an English city. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 29 (9/10), 457-472. http://doi.org/10.1108/01443330910986252

White, R. (2009). Editorial. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 4-8.

White, R. (2009). Editorial. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 4-8.

Green, A.E., & White, R. (2008). Shaped by place : young people's decisions about education, training and work. Benefits, 16 (3), 213-224. https://www.policypress.org.uk/journals/benefits

White, R.J. (2008). Work, Leisure and the Environment: The Vicious Circle of Overwork and Over Consumption. LEISURE STUDIES, 27 (1), 110-112.

ACME Resistance, T., & White, R. (2008). Geographers Against Trump: Reflections on the First Annual ACME Protest. Acme: an international e-journal for critical geographies, 17 (1), 1-16.

Williams, C., & White, R. (2005). Informal Volunteering and Older People. AGE Today, (5).

Williams, C.C., & White, R. (2003). Conceptualising social inclusion: Some lessons for action. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 156 (2), 91-95. http://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2003.156.2.91

Williams, C.C., & White, R. (2002). The transformation of English rural communities. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 151 (3), 167-171. http://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2002.151.3.167

Williams, W.R. (2001). Evaluating the role of the social economy in tackling rural transport problems: Some case study evidence from rural England. Planning Practice and Research, 16 (3-4), 337-348. http://doi.org/10.1080/02697450120112406

White, R. (n.d.). Book Review: Reclaiming Public Ownership: Making Space for Economic Democracy. Antipode: a radical journal of geography. https://radicalantipode.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/book-review_white-on-cumbers.pdf

Book chapters

White, R. (2021). Re-asserting the radical promise of veganism through vegan-anarchist geographies. In Vegan Geographies: Spaces beyond violence, ethics beyond speciesism.

White, R., Nocella, A., & Socha, K. (2021). Critical Animal Studies: Taking Action at a Time of Crisis. In Critical Animal Studies in Action: Global Perspectives on Total Liberation and Intersectionality.

White, R., Nocella, A., & Socha, K. (2021). Critical Animal Studies: Taking Action at a Time of Crisis. In Critical Animal Studies in Action: Global Perspectives on Total Liberation and Intersectionality.

Veron, O., & White, R. (2021). Anarchism, feminism and veganism: a convergence of struggles. In Undoing Human Supremacy. Anarchist Political Ecology in the Face of Anthroparchy. Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538159132/Undoing-Human-Supremacy-Anarchist-Political-Ecology-in-the-Face-of-Anthroparchy

White, R., Veron, O., Springer, S., McGregor, A., & Hodge, P. (2021). Ethical veganism for more critical geographies. In Vegan Geographies: Spaces beyond violence, ethics beyond speciesism.

White, R. (2021). Advancing Trans-species Social and Spatial Justice through Critical Animal Geographies. In A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies. (pp. 183-197). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: http://doi.org/10.4337/9781788979993.00020

White, R., & Williams, C. (2020). A Capitalist world? Imagining, Envisioning and Enacting Futures of Work and Organization Centered around Informal and Diverse Economies. In Hosseini, H., Goodman, J., Motta, S., & Gills, B. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies. (pp. 440-459). Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Transformative-Global-Studies-1st-Edition/Hosseini-Goodman-Motta-Gills/p/book/9781138601123

White, R., & Williams, C. (2020). Exchange beyond the market. In Parker, M., Swann, T., & Stoborod, K. (Eds.) Anarchism, Organization and Management. Critical Perspectives for students. (pp. 224-237). Abingdon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Anarchism-Organization-and-Management-Critical-Perspectives-for-Students/Parker-Stoborod-Swann/p/book/9781138044111

White, R., & Williams, C. (2019). The persistence of informal and unpaid labour: evidence from UK households. In Gibson-Graham, J.K., & Dombroski, K. (Eds.) The Handbook of Diverse Economies. Edward Elgar

White, R. (2019). Preface: Neoliberalism and Academic Repression.

White, R. (2019). We Are One Lesson: reflections on teaching critical animal geographies in the classroom. In Education for Total Liberation: Critical Animal Pedagogy and Teaching Against Speciesism. Peter Lang: New York

White, R. (2019). Problematising non-violent "terrorism" at a time of true terror: a focus on anarchic dimensions of The Earth Liberation Front. In A Historical Scholarly Collection of Writings on the Earth Liberation Front. Peter Lang

White, R., & Ince, A. (2019). Activist geographies. In Wilson, H.F., & Darling, J. (Eds.) Research ethics for human geography: A handbook for students. Sage

White, R., & Springer, S. (2018). For spatial emancipation in critical animal studies. In Matsuoka, A., & Sorenson, J. (Eds.) Critical animal studies: towards trans-species social justice. London: Rowman and Littlefield

White, R. (2018). Radically reassessing "the economic" at a time of crisis: recognising and valuing the diverse economies of work and organisation in society. In The age of perplexity: Reassessing the world we knew. BBVA: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/article/radically-reassessing-the-economic/

Clare, N., White, G., & White, R. (2017). Striking Out! Challenging academic Repression in the neoliberal university through alternative forms of resistance: some lessons from the UK. In Nocella, A.J., & Juergensmeyer, E. (Eds.) Fighting Academic Repression and Neoliberal Education: Resistance, Reclaiming, Organizing, and Black Lives Matter in Education. (pp. 15-32).

White, R., & Williams, C. (2017). Crisis, capitalism, and the anarcho-geographies of community self-help. In Ince, A., & Hall, S.M. (Eds.) Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis: Practices, Politics and Possibilities. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Sharing-Economies-in-Times-of-Crisis-Practices-Politics-and-Possibilities/Ince-Hall/p/book/9781138959415

White, R., Springer, S., & De Souza, M.L. (2016). Performing anarchism, practising freedom, pursuing revolt. In White, R., Springer, S., & De Souza, M.L. (Eds.) The practice of freedom : anarchism, geography and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 1-22). London: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486632

White, R., Springer, S., & De Souza, M.L. (2016). Performing anarchism, practising freedom, pursuing revolt. In White, R., Springer, S., & De Souza, M.L. (Eds.) The practice of freedom : anarchism, geography and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 1-22). London: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486632

De Souza, M.L., White, R., & Springer, S. (2016). Introduction : subverting the meaning of 'theory'. In De Souza, M.L., White, R., & Springer, S. (Eds.) Theories of resistance : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 1-18). London: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486670

De Souza, M.L., White, R., & Springer, S. (2016). Introduction : subverting the meaning of 'theory'. In De Souza, M.L., White, R., & Springer, S. (Eds.) Theories of resistance : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 1-18). London: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486670

White, R.J., & Williams, C.C. (2016). Everyday contestations to neoliberalism: valuing and harnessing alternative work practices in a neoliberal society. In Springer, S., Birch, K., & MacLeavy, J. (Eds.) The Handbook of Neoliberalism. Abingdon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138844001

Springer, S., De Souza, M.L., & White, R. (2016). Introduction: transgressing frontiers through the radicalization of pedagogy. In Springer, S., De Souza, M.L., & White, R. (Eds.) The radicalization of pedagogy : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 1-26). London: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486694

Springer, S., De Souza, M.L., & White, R. (2016). Introduction: transgressing frontiers through the radicalization of pedagogy. In Springer, S., De Souza, M.L., & White, R. (Eds.) The radicalization of pedagogy : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. (pp. 1-26). London: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486694

White, R.J. (2015). Following the footsteps of the Élisée Reclus : disturbing places of the inter-species violence that are hidden in plain sight. In Nocella, A.J.I.I., White, R.J., & Cudworth, E. (Eds.) Anarchism and animal liberation: essays on complementary elements of total liberation. (pp. 212-229). McFarland

White, R.J. (2015). Following the footsteps of the Élisée Reclus : disturbing places of the inter-species violence that are hidden in plain sight. In Nocella, A.J.I.I., White, R.J., & Cudworth, E. (Eds.) Anarchism and animal liberation: essays on complementary elements of total liberation. (pp. 212-229). McFarland

White, R. (2015). Animal geographies, anarchist praxis and critical animal studies. In Gillespie, K., & Collard, R.-.C. (Eds.) Critical animal geographies: politics, intersections, and hierarchies in a multispecies world. (pp. 19-35). London: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315762760

White, R., & Cudworth, E. (2014). 'Taking it to the Streets: Challenging Systems of Domination From Below. In Nocella, A., Sorenson, J., Socha, K., & Matsuoka, A. (Eds.) Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction to an Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Animal Liberation. (pp. 202-220).

White, R., & Williams, C. (2012). 'Beyond capitalist hegemony: exploring the persistence and growth of "alternative" economic practices'. In Nocella, A., Asimakopoulos, J., & Shannon, D. (Eds.) The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics. AK Press

White, R.J., & Green, A.E. (2011). The use of mental maps in youth research: Some evidence from research exploring young people's awareness of and attachment to place. In Innovations in Youth Research. (pp. 58-76). http://doi.org/10.1057/9780230355880

White, R., & Williams, C.C. (2008). Variations in the nature of the hidden economy and its public policy implications. In Wukovitsch (eds) Arbeiten in der Grauzone. Peter Lang

White, R. (n.d.). Rising to the challenge of capitalism and the commodification of nonhuman animals: post-capitalism, anarchist economies and vegan praxis. In Nibert, D. (Ed.) Animal oppression and capitalism. Praeger Press

Cudworth, E., & White, R. (n.d.). Bringing down the animal abuse industry by any means necessary: state-corporate-media alliance and the fear of counter-cultural intervention. In Radical Animal Studies: Total Liberation and Revolution in the Face of Academic Cooptation. Peter Lang

Books

Hodge, P., McGregor, A., Springer, S., Veron, O., & White, R. (Eds.). (2021). Vegan Geographies: Spaces beyond violence, ethics beyond speciesism.

Hodge, P., McGregor, A., Springer, S., Veron, O., & White, R. (Eds.). (2021). Vegan Geographies: Spaces beyond violence, ethics beyond speciesism.

White, R., Springer, S., & De Souza, M.L. (Eds.). (2016). The practice of freedom : anarchism, geography and the spirit of revolt. London: Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486632

White, R., Springer, S., & De Souza, M.L. (Eds.). (2016). The practice of freedom : anarchism, geography and the spirit of revolt. London: Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486632

De Souza, M.L., White, R., & Springer, S. (Eds.). (2016). Theories of resistance : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. London: Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486670

De Souza, M.L., White, R., & Springer, S. (Eds.). (2016). Theories of resistance : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. London: Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486670

Springer, S., De Souza, M.L., & White, R. (Eds.). (2016). The radicalization of pedagogy : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. London: Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486694

Springer, S., De Souza, M.L., & White, R. (Eds.). (2016). The radicalization of pedagogy : anarchism, geography, and the spirit of revolt. London: Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783486694

Nocella, A.J.I.I., White, R., & Cudworth, E. (Eds.). (2015). Anarchism and animal liberation: essays on complementary elements of total liberation. McFarland.

Nocella, A.J.I.I., White, R., & Cudworth, E. (Eds.). (2015). Anarchism and animal liberation: essays on complementary elements of total liberation. McFarland.

Reports

Green, A., & White, R. (2007). Shifting Horizons: Attachment to place, (im)mobility and labour market prospects of young people. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/attachment-place-social-networks-mobility-and-prospects-young-people

Green, A., Homenidou, K., White, R., & Wilson, R. (2006). Working Futures 2004-2014: Spatial Report. Sector Skills Development Agency.

Hasluck, C., Bimrose, J., Barnes, S.-.A., Marris, L., McGivern, G., Orton, M., & White, R. (2006). Evaluation of Skills Coaching trials and Skills Passports, A synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence. (391). Corporate Document Services.

Ian, S., Green, A., & White, R. (2005). Employment Strategies in Newham and Hull NDCs. (62).

Theses / Dissertations

Woodward, A. (2020). Exploring informal support networksamongst Pakistani Muslims indeprived areas of Sheffield. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by White, R., & Wells, P. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00355

Langmead, K. (2018). Exploring the performance of democracy and economic diversity in worker cooperatives. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by White, R., Wells, P., & Dayson, C. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00102

White, R. (2006). Understanding the process and complex dynamics of mutual aid. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Williams, C.

Internet Publications

White, R. (2019). The Expert Series (7) :Critical Animal Geographies and Vegan Geographies. https://www.vegansociety.com/about-us/research/research-news/expert-series-7-critical-animal-geographies-and-vegan-geographies

White, R. (2012). Toward a Post-Occupy World. http://philosophers.posterous.com/towards-a-post-occupy-world

Williams, C., & White, R. (2001). Village people. https://www.localgov.co.uk/lgn

Presentations

White, R. (2021). Some thoughts on Building Alliances between Academic and Activist Communities: a focus on Sheffield. Presented at: 1st European Conference For Critical Animal Studies, University of Liverpool

White, R. (2021). A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies. Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Seattle/ online

White, R., & Hinchcliffe, A. (2020). ‘Exploring the Motivations and Coping Strategies of Activists Who Bear Witness to the Animal Condition: a focus on the Sheffield Save Movement, UK’. Presented at: 20th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies

White, R., & Hinchcliffe, A. (2020). Exploring the Motivations and Coping Strategies of Activists Who Bear Witness to the Animal Condition: a focus on the Sheffield Save Movement, UK. Presented at: 20th Annual North American Conference for Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Salt Lake Community College, Utah / online

White, R. (2020). “Veganism: for the few or the many? How should food businesses respond to the vegan trend?”. Presented at: Veganism - For the Few or the Many, Zetter Townhouse, London

White, R. (2019). Critical Animal Geographies LOL: promoting an intersectional vegan politics through "laughtivism". Presented at: Department of Geography Research Seminars, . University of Leicester

White, R. (2019). Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Articulating a "Yes, BUT…!" Response to Lifestyle Veganism. Presented at: The New Veg*nism, University of Oxford

White, R. (2019). Propagandising solidarity for all life! Anarchism, Insects and the Ecological Armageddon. Presented at: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London

White, R. (2019). (Reading Anarchism into) Social Economics and the Solidarity City. Presented at: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London

White, R., & Cudworth, E. (2019). Bringing down the Animal Abuse Industry by Any Means Necessary: State-corporate-media alliance and the fear of counter-cultural intervention. Presented at: 6th European Association for Critical Animal Studies conference, Barcelona

White, R. (2018). For new imaginaries & post-capitalist futures. Presented at: Festival of the Mind: National Food Service Symposium, Sheffield

White, R. (2018). Staff-Student Research Projects: 2016-2018. Presented at: Faculty of Social Science & Humanities Research Conference, Sheffield Hallam University

White, R. (2018). Animal Liberation: visions, hopes, aspirations. Presented at: Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University

White, R., & Hinchcliffe, A. (2018). Disrupting Speciesist Geographies: some critical reflections from Sheffield Save Movement activists, UK. Presented at: Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University

White, R. (2018). The Need for Critical Animal Geographies: some thoughts and reflections. Presented at: Animal Geographies/ Animal Spaces: New Research Directions, , Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milan

White, R., & Veron, O. (2018). Toward Anarcha-feminism and Veganarchism .Vegan Geographies and The End of Anthroparchy. Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans

White, R., & Veron, O. (2018). Anarchism, Feminism and Veganism: A Convergence of Struggles. Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New Orleans

White, R. (2018). The informal basis of alternative economies: a focus on community self-help in the UK. Presented at: British Academy conference on Innovative informality: business, society and the sustainability of the informal economy, University of London

White, R. (2017). For a pro- intersectional vegan revolution. Presented at: Sheffield University Students Union Vegan Festival, University of Sheffield

White, R. (2017). 21st Century Anarchist Vegan Geographies and the Purity of Rebellion. Presented at: 1st International Conference of Anarchist Geographies and Geographers, Reggio Emilia

White, R. (2017). The anarchic infrapolitics of community self-help, and the challenge of reinterpreting "the household" as a radical site of anti-capitalist activism. Presented at: Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference, Leicester

White, R. (2017). Is sharing really caring? Presented at: 7th Nordic Geography Conference, Stockholm

White, R. (2017). 70 billion farmed animals killed every year: the limits of "go vegan!" and the need for critical vegan geographies. Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Boston

White, R. (2017). "56 billion+ farmed animals killed every year: from "go" vegan" toward a critical vegan praxis.".

White, R. (2017). Staff Student Research Projects: an update and invitation. Presented at: Department of Natural and Built Environment Research Seminar Series, Sheffield Hallam

White, R. (2017). Anarchy in the UK! Envisioning and Enacting the Anarchist City. Presented at: The City Talks, Victoria, Canada

White, R. (2017). Animals and Animal Liberation. Presented at: Meet The Author, University of Victoria, Canada

White, R. (2016). Pedagogy, Resistance and Freedom. Presented at: Meet the Author, University of Manchester, Manchester

White, R., & Springer, S. (2016). For Spatial Emancipation in Critical Animal Studies: a veganarchist politics. Presented at: 4th International Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University

White, R., & Veron, O. (2016). Capitalism and the commodification of animals: the need for critical vegan praxis, animated by anarchism!". Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Boston

White, R. (2016). Vegan Geographies. Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco

White, R. (2016). On the Need to Recognise the Beautiful Flowers of Anarchy (as well as the seeds beneath the snow). Presented at: Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, San Francisco

White, R., & Clare, N. (2016). Striking Out! Forms of resistance within the neoliberal university. Presented at: The Free University of Sheffield Conference, Sheffield

White, R. (2015). The Pervasive Nature of Community Self-help in a ‘Capitalist’ Society: implications for future visions of work and organisation. Presented at: Neoliberalism, Employment, and the Law, Oxford

White, R. (2015). Critical Animal Geographies and Anarchist Praxis: a call to move beyond the animal “question” and toward the animal “condition”. Presented at: American Association of Geographers Conference, Chicago

White, R. (2015). Post-capitalism, anarchy, and the geographies of community self-help. Presented at: Commons Convivium, University of East London, London

White, R. (2015). Anarchism, Animals & Animal Liberation. Presented at: Free University of Sheffield Talks, Sheffield

White, R. (2014). Employing Everyday Contestations to Neoliberalism through the Anarchist Geographies of Community Self-Help. Presented at: 3rd Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University

White, R. (2014). Anarchism and non-human animals: visions, hopes and fears. Presented at: 3rd Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University

White, R. (2014). ‘Getting Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals: A Personal Reflection’. Presented at: DNBE Research Seminar Series, Sheffield Hallam University

White, R. (2014). Activist spaces: the resistance of community self-help and the household. Presented at: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago

White, R. (2014). Whole Life Economics: implications for thinking about, valuing and harnessing “alternative” (non-commodified) economic practices in a “capitalist” world. Presented at: Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy Seminar, University of Leicester

White, R. (2013). Governance-from below: anarchism and a "postneoliberal" urbanism. Presented at: Interrogating Urban Crisis: Governance, Contestation and Critique, De Montfort University, Leciester

White, R. (2013). Beyond the frontiers of capitalo-centric economics: harnessing a "post-capitalist" anarchist society. Presented at: Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, London

White, R. (2013). Hidden in Plain Sight: recognising the centrality of anarchist spaces of work and organisation in "capitalist" society. Presented at: Critical Management Studies conference: Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism, University of Manchester

White, R. (2013). Anarchism and Other Animals. Presented at: Anarchism and Animals Seminar, University of Sheffield

White, R. (2013). We are one lesson: thinking critically about women, animals and the interlocking natures of (in)justice. Presented at: International Women's Week, Sheffield

White, R. (2013). Harnessing Community self-help in (post-capitalist) visions of inclusion and employment. Presented at: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Seminar Programme, Sheffield Hallam University

White, R. (2012). Escaping the capitalist hegemony by re-reading the economic landscapes of the western world. Presented at: The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences Research Series, University of Sheffield

White, R., & Springer, S. (2012). No Milk, No Meat, No Masters: Animals, Anarchism and the Purity of Rebellion. Presented at: 2nd Anarchist Studies Network Conference, University of Loughborough

White, R. (2012). Critical Animal Geographies and Anarchist Praxis: a call to move beyond the animal “question” and toward the animal “condition”. Presented at: Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG, Edinburgh

White, R. (2012). Exploring the persistence and growth of "alternative" economic practices. Presented at: Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair, Sheffield

White, R. (2012). Beyond capitalist hegemony: exploring the persistence and growth of "alternative" economic practices. Presented at: Left Forum, Pace University, New York

White, R. (2012). Occupy Economics: toward post-capitalist futures. Presented at: National Occupy Conference, Sheffield

White, R. (2011). 'Let Us Become Beautiful': anarchist perspectives on deconstructing the human/ animal binary and developing effective strategies of resistance. Presented at: 2nd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Prague

White, R. (2010). Building Alliances between Academic and Activist Communities. Presented at: 1st Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies, University of Liverpool

White, R. (2010). Transcending the depiction of market and non-Market Labour Practices, harnessing community engagement and the implications for de-growth. Presented at: 2nd International Conference on Economic Degrowth, Barcelona

White, R. (2008). Undeclared Work in the European Union. Presented at: 'Primer seminario del Diálogo México - Unión Europea en Materia de Empleo y Política Social', Mexico City

Other activities

Conference Organising

1. White RJ (2017) 1st International Conference of Anarchist Geographies and Geographers (ICAGG) – Geography, social change and antiauthoritarian practices. Reggio Emilia (Italy). Co-organised as part of the inaugural ICAGG Organising Committee.
 
2. White RJ (2017) Vegan Geographies. Co-Organiser with Professor Simon Springer (Univ. of Victoria) and Dr. Ophélie Véron. AAG Annual Conference, Boston, USA. April 2017.
  
3. White RJ (2016) The Interdisciplinary Promise of Anarchist Geographies. Co-organised with Federico Ferretti and Anthony Ince. Anarchist Studies Network, Loughborough, Sept 2016. 

4. White RJ (2016) Anarchism and Animal Liberation. Co-organised with Livia Boscardin and Will Boisseau (3 sessions); Anarchist Studies Network, Loughborough, Sept 2016.

5. White RJ (2016) Fulfilling the Promise of Anarchist Geographies (3 sessions). Co-organised with Anthony Ince, Simon Springer, Nathan Clough, Patricia Wood, Vanessa Sloan Morgan, and Marcelo Lopes de Souza. AAG Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA. March-April 2016.

6. White RJ (2016) Vegan Geographies. Co-organised with Simon Springer and Ophélie Véron; AAG Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA. March-April 2016.

7. White RJ (2015) Geographies of activism and protest. Co-organised with Patricia Wood. AAG Annual Conference, Chicago, USA. April 2015.

8. White RJ (2014) Anarchism and Nonhuman Animal Liberation. (2 sessions) Co-organised with Erika Cudworth and Will Boisseau, Anarchist Studies Network, Loughborough, September 2014.
 
9. White RJ (2013) Demanding the Impossible: Transgressing the Frontiers of Geography through Anarchism  (3 sessions); Co-organized with Simon Springer, Federico Ferretti, Alexandre Gillet, Philippe Pelletier, and Colin Williams. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, ‘New Geographical Frontiers’, sponsored by the Participatory Geographies Research Group; London, UK. August 2013.

10. White RJ (2012) Anarchism and other animals - making connections across species boundaries. (2 sessions) Co-organised with Erika Cudworth. Anarchist Studies Network, Loughborough, September 2012.

11. White RJ (2012) Wanted, Dead or Alive: Critical Geographies of Human-Animal Encounters (2 sessions) Royal Geographical Society (RGS), July Edinburgh. 


Conference Presentations


1. White RJ (2016) Session Chair. Anarchist Studies Network (ASN) Conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough. September

2. White RJ and Springer S (2016) For Spatial Emancipation in Critical Animal Studies: a veganarchist politics. Anarchist Studies Network (ASN), Conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough. September

3. White RJ (2016) On the need to recognise the Beautiful Flowers of Anarchy (as well as the seeds beneath the snow), Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference, San Francisco, April 2016.

4. White RJ (2016) Vegan Geographies, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference, San Francisco, April 2016.

5. White, RJ (2015) Critical Animal Geographies and Anarchist Praxis: a call to move beyond the animal “question” and toward the animal “condition”. 
Critical Animal Geographies Panel, American Association of Geography (AAG) Conference, Chicago, 22-25th April. 

6. White, RJ (2015) Activist spaces: the resistance of community self-help and the household, American Association of Geography (AAG) Conference, Chicago, 22-25th April. 

7. White, RJ (2014) Anarchism and non-human animals: visions, hopes and fears .Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough. September 2014.

8. White, RJ (2014) Employing Everyday Contestations to Neoliberalism through the Anarchist Geographies of Community Self-Help. Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough September 2014.

9. White, RJ (2014) Whole Life Economics: implications for thinking about, valuing and harnessing “alternative” (non-commodified) economic  practices in a “capitalist” world. Invited speaker, Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy, School of Management, University of Leicester. 7th May.

10. White, RJ (2013) Governance-from below: anarchism and a "postneoliberal" urbanism.  Presented at the Interrogating Urban Crisis Governance Contestation and Critique conference, Local Governance Research Unit, De Montfort University, Leicester. 9-11th September.

11. White, RJ (2013) Beyond the frontiers of capitalo-centric economics: harnessing a "post-capitalist" anarchist society. Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, London. August 2013.

12. White, RJ (2013) Hidden in Plain Sight: recognising the centrality of anarchist spaces of work and organisation in "capitalist" society. Critical Management Studies conference: Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism, University of Manchester. July 2013.

13. White RJ (2012) No Milk, No Meat, No Masters: Animals, Anarchism and the Purity of Rebellion. Presented at the 2nd Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough. September 2012.

14. White, RJ (2012) Critical Animal Geographies and Anarchist Praxis: a call to move beyond the animal “question” and toward the animal “condition”. Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. July 2012.

15. White, RJ (2012) Beyond capitalist hegemony: exploring the persistence and growth of "alternative" economic practices. Left Forum, Pace University, New York City. March 2012.

16. White, RJ (2012) Occupy Economics: toward post-capitalist futures. Presented at the National Occupy Conference, Sheffield. January 2012.

17. White, RJ (2011) 'Let Us Become Beautiful': anarchist perspectives on deconstructing the human/ animal binary and developing effective strategies of resistance. 2nd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Prague, Czech Republic. October 2011.

18. White, RJ (2010) Building Alliances between Academic and Activist Communities. 1st Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, April 2010

19. White, RJ (2010) Transcending the depiction of market and non-Market Labour Practices, harnessing community engagement and the implications for de-growth. 2nd International Conference on Economic Degrowth, Barcelona, Catalonia. March 2010.


Invited Talks and Guest Lectures

1. White, RJ (2017) Anarchy in the UK! Envisioning and Enacting the Anarchist City, The City Talks, Victoria, Canada, 26 January. 

2. White RJ and Clare N (2016) Striking Out! Forms of resistance within the neoliberal university. The Free University of Sheffield, Sheffield 2016.

3. White RJ (2015) The Pervasive Nature of Community Self-help in a ‘Capitalist’ Society: implications for future visions of work and organisation” Neoliberalism, Employment, and the Law In association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and Wolfson College. Oxford 2015.

4. White 2015 Anarchism, Animals & Animal Liberation. Free University of Sheffield, Sheffield 2016.

5. White RJ (2015) Post-capitalism, anarchy, and the geographies of community self-help. Commons Convivium, The Centre for Social Justice and Change, University of East London, London. April 2015.

6. White, RJ (2013) Harnessing Community self-help in (post-capitalist) visions of inclusion and employment. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Seminar Programme. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield. February 2013.

7. White, RJ (2013) Anarchism and Other Animals. Inaugural presentation at The Department of Sociological Studies and The Department of Geography, Univ. of Sheffield for on reading group focused around anarchist praxis.

8. White, RJ (2013) We are one lesson: thinking critically about women, animals and the interlocking natures of (in)justice. International Women's Week, Sheffield University, Sheffield. March 2013. 

9. White, RJ (2012) Escaping the capitalist hegemony by re-reading the economic landscapes of the western world. ICOSS, Sheffield University, November. 2012.

10. White, RJ (2012) Beyond capitalist hegemony: exploring the persistence and growth of "alternative" economic practices. Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair, Sheffield, May 2012.



Grants and Contracts 

2017 £6670 QR Funded Writing Release bid.  

2008-2017 Town and Country Planning writing release funding for publications related to the Research Excellence Framework (£13,653/ annum). 

2006 - 2007   Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with Anne Green (Principal Investigator, University Of Warwick), for the research project focused on Attachment to Place, (Im)mobility and labour market prospects. (£50,000)

2001 - 2004 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
PhD Studentship

Supervision

PhD students

1. Director of Studies (October 2016-) Abi Woodward Community Self-help in an Age of Austerity, Fully funded Sheffield Hallam University PhD scholarship
 
2. Director of Studies (October 2014-) Kiri Langmead - PhD 'Problematising the relationship between ‘economy’ and ‘democracy’ in worker cooperatives' 

3. Supervisory Team Seham Elmansuri Sustainable Urban Housing

4. Supervisory Team (October 2010-September 2016) Mike Foden - PhD - 'Reclaiming unwanted things: alternative consumption practices, social change and the everyday', ESRC funded.


• I have acted as a PhD Rapporteur, Chair and Internal Examiner for several postgraduate PhD students.


Editorial Responsibilities
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Journals

Editor-in-Chief for The Journal for Critical Animal Studies (2009-2012)

I am currently a member of the following journal editorial boards:
2015-present ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies
2013 - present The Journal of Social Justice
2012 - present The Journal for Critical Animal Studies
2012 - present Leadership and Policy Quarterly
2011- present Green Theory and Praxis
2011 - present The Journal of Management Decision 
2010 - present Green Criminology and Security Studies
2009 - present Peace Studies Journal
2005 - present The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy *By Sept 2016 I had reviewed over 140 manuscripts for the Journal of International Sociology and Social Policy.

Book Series

Editorial board for the Critical Animal Studies Book Series, Rodophi Press.

 
Research reviewer and examiner positions

Reviewer

2016

Journals Antipode, AREA, Finance and Society, Gender Work & Organisation, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Open Urban Studies and Demography Journal

Book Publishers Palgrave MacMillan, Oxford University Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge

2010-2017

• I have reviewed articles for a wide variety of geography and multi-disciplinary journals including: Antipode; AREA; Children's Geographies; Debatte; Economics Research International; Economics Research International; Ephemera; Entrepreneurship and Public Policy; Evidence & Policy; Foresight; Gender, Work & Organisation; International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal; Journal of Contemporary European Studies; Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship; International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal; Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy; Journal of Rural Studies; Journal of Social Policy; PhaenEx: a journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture; Journal of Urban Affairs Political Media Review; Social Policy and Society; Studies of Transition States and Societies; The Brock Review, Sustainability; Urban Studies and The Voluntary Sector.

• I have been invited to review book proposal, monographs and updated editions for Earthscan, Minnesota Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave MacMillan, Polity Press, SAGE, and The University of Michigan Press
.
• I have been invited to write Endorsements, which have been published in the following books:

1. Springer, S. (2016) "The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Towards Spatial Emancipation" University of Minnesota Press.

2. Aitken, SC and Valentine, G. (2015) Approaches to Human Geography: philosophies, theories, people and practices, 2nd edition. SAGE: London

3. Socha, K. (2014) Animal Liberation and Atheism: dismantling the procrustean bed. Freethought House: Minneapolis.

4. Best, S., Kahn, R. Nocella, AJ and McLaren, P. (2011) The Global Industrial Complex: systems of domination. Lexington Books: New York


Grant assessor

I have acted as a reviewer for academic grant giving bodies, including:

1. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK) First Grants Competition 2009/10 and 2015/6

2. ISRF Political Economy Research Fellowship Competition 

3. The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) Ph.D. Bursaries 2012/2013.


Committee Groups

2016 - Scientific and Promoting Committee: Anarchist Geographies and Geographers (ICAGG)

2015- present I am representing DNBE on the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies (SIPS) advisory group, Sheffield Hallam University.

2013- present I am on the Research Advisory Committee for the Vegan Society (UK)  


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