Professor Simon Springer, along with his lovely family moved from Canada late last year to take up residence in Australia and at the University of Newcastle.
Prof Springer’s research agenda explores the social and political exclusions that neoliberalism has engendered, particularly in post-transitional Cambodia, where he emphasizes the geographies of violence and power. His work draws from the critical tradition of political economy, the more recent challenges arising from poststructuralist critique, and the long forgotten but recently revived praxis of anarchist geographies. As a broadly trained human geographer, he brings to Geography, and to the university, an active, critical and cutting-edge research program with an internationally-recognized publication record. His work challenges the compartmentalisation of knowledge, working to blur disciplinary lines.