Mark Jackson

markjacksoneditMark Jackson is Senior Lecturer of Postcolonial Geographies in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Trained in philosophy and sociology, he received his PhD in 2007(UAlberta) where he studied, under the supervision of Derek Sayer, the social theory of urban modernity and postcolonial knowledge production. The particular focus of his PhD work was postcolonial modernity through the cityscape and histories of Calcutta, the work of Walter Benjamin, and postcolonial urbanism. Visual and narrative ethnography have been a part of Mark’s work in South Asia, Eastern China, and in Northern Europe. His current research intersects the fields of contemporary social theory, posthumanist materialities of science, technology, and the environment, political ecology, and critical urban geography. Two ongoing book projects focus on the relationships between new posthumanist theories of materialism, politics, and ethics (in particular the articulation of nature, ecology, and building), and the possibilities for postcolonial critique and a postcolonial ethics. The projects explore relationships between posthuman and materialist theory in light of recent attempts to respond to ecological and economic imperatives (ex. climate change and over-accummulation), and the implications of dissolving the nature/culture distinction for critical political economy, political ecology, and the geographies of science. Mark is also the Routledge Series Editor of ‘New Postcolonialisms’, a new research series addressing emerging interdisciplinary postcolonial research in the social sciences and humanities.

Email: M.Jackson@bristol.ac.uk