• Article: Notes from a Projected Sacrifice Zone (2018)

    The article explores a set of sacrificial logics that cluster around a prospective copper mine, situated on the bank of a fjord in the Norwegian Arctic. Analyzingthe project as a “sacrifice zone” in the making, the argument first draws out someof the ways in which sacrifice is being used to conceptualize, compel, critique and justify …

  • Article: About a Stone (2016)

    Can a stone be a critter? Placing multispecies studies in conversation with the geological turn, this article examines the place of a particular sacrifice stone in the ambit of a coastal mining development in northern Norway. The argument develops a reading of resource capitalism as ontological project—using the stone as a lens to explore imaginaries …

  • Article: On the Shore—Thinking water at a prospective mining site in Northern Norway (2016)

    Drawing on material from a projected copper mine development in northern Norway, the text explores and contrasts several ways in which water functions as a local “theory machine” to model, reflect, organize, intervene into, and think through relations. Working back from specific examples, it identifies three locally important modes for thinking (with) water: water as …

  • Course: Anthropogenic Landscapes (2015)

    The parameters and limits of human agency are changing very rapidly. Some claim the planet has entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, defined by the imprint of human beings in the geological record. The overall aim of this course is to get you thinking about human agency, set against a broad canvas of the Anthropocene …