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IHG Research Grants

A huge effort, in terms of labor and time, over the years, has produced both a viable radical journal and a surplus of funds that can be used to support radical research and writing. The Institute of Human Geography announces its grant program (up to USD 10,000 per grant) and invites applications. We also continue to encourage and welcome applications for the smaller research grants (under USD 5,000).

The main criteria on which proposals are examined include:

Applications consisting of the following will be reviewed by a Committee consisting of the journal’s Editors:

  • Cover page with: (i) title of the proposal; (ii) name(s) and affiliation(s) of the applicant(s); (iii) short summary of the proposed work; (iv) very short summary of any manuscript submitted to the Human Geography journal, and/or book proposal/manuscript submitted to our Radical Geography book series in the past (inform us of acceptance/rejection/publication elsewhere). This, however, is not a requirement - most winners in previous years had not published in Human Geography before winning the grant. (v) budget amount requested (one page only).

  • This should be followed by a five-paged, double-spaced explanation of the work to be supported; description of previous work in the area; statement on the radical character of the proposed research or activism; statement on the possible publication of results in Human Geography; one-paged budget detailing how the funds would be spent (research expenses rather than salary and/or purchase of hardware); and short vitae (resumes) of applicant(s). The entire application should go in one PDF attachment of no more than ten pages.

The application package should be emailed to Institute of Human Geography ( Please note that the application deadline for this year is September 15, 2022.

The context for this is provided by an editorial by Richard Peet published in the first issue (2008) of the Human Geography journal.

Research Grants Recipients


  • Aireen Grace Andal (Macquarie University, Australia and Ural Federal University, Russian Federation) - What if slum-dwelling children plan an imagined city? Using creative methodologies to articulate the geographical imaginaries of slum-dwelling children in the Philippines

  • Nathalia Hernández Vidal (University of North Texas, USA), Nelsa De la Hoz (Independent researcher, Colombia), Laura Gutiérrez Escobar (Institute for Bioethics, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia), Diego Silva (Centre for International Environmental Studies, Switzerland) - Environmental (In)Justice and Climate Coloniality in Climate Change Mitigation Programs

  • Shreya Singh (University of Queensland, Australia), Rajni Gamage (National University of Singapore), Jamal Nabulsi (University of Queensland, Australia), Anna Carlson (University of Queensland, Australia), and Natalie Osborne (Griffith University, Australia) - Abolitionist Approaches to Critical Geographical Research

  • David J. (Sandy) Marshall (Elon University, USA) - Shrines under Siege, colonizing and decolonizing sacred time-space in occupied Palestine

  • Leah Montange (University of Toronto, Canada and No New Washington Prisons) and Meredith Ruff (Northwest Justice Project and No New Washington Prisons) - “In-care-ceration”: how prisons expand through “care” in Washington State

  • Scott W. Schwartz (City College of New York, USA) - Particular Zombies: unDead Carbon & Subterranean Atmospheres

  • Valeria Ysunza (GeoBrujas, Institute of Geography for Peace, UNAM, Mexico and 9ICCG Internal Committee) and Eduard Montesinos-Ciuro (Institute of Geography for Peace, University of Barcelona/University of Seville, Spain and 9ICCG Internal Committee) - Supporting the organization of the 9th International Conference of Critical Geographies Mexico 2023: Territories resisting extractivism: geographies from below and the left


  • Àlex Muñoz-Viso - Care and Control in the ‘Secured Campus’: Experiences of Everyday Life in the Nevada Cares Campus

  • Amy Dundon - Racial Capitalism Builds the City: Debt Financing and Crisis in Urban California

  • Vivian D. Rodríguez-Rocha - Counter-topographies of Care: Care Activism in the Movement for Women’s Lives in Mexico


  • Emily Mitchell-Eaton - Geographies of Postpartum Care/Work in the Neoliberal US Academy

  • Keith Bower Brown - Construction: labor and environmental justice allied in California’s San Joaquin Valley

  • Sonja Pietiläinen - The Greening of Spatial Politics: The Far-Right's Environmentalism in Finland and Russia


  • Chester Arcilla - Against the erasures of neoliberal urbanism in the South

  • Emma Colven - Speculative Urbanism & Water Crises: A Relational Comparison of Bangalore and Jakarta

  • Key MacFarlane - Dead Land: Geographies of Life, Death, and Waste in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Robert Ross - Role of American Christianity in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement


  • Alexander Dunlap - The Rural (Mega) Transformer: Resisting the Electrical Land Grab and Renewable Energy Development in St. Victor, France

  • Benjamin Fash - Beyond Resistance to Resource Extraction: Post-extractivist Experiments in Honduras

  • Colleen Hammelman, Yuki Kato, Charles Levkoe, Kristin Reynolds & Joshua Sbicca - Radical Food Geographies: Connecting Knowledges, Cultivating Practices, (re)Imagining Governance

  • Kany Abdullah & Caroline Faria - #SenDeAnlat (Tell your story, too): State violence, sexual harassment and the resistance strategies of Kurdish women in Northern Kurdistan-Turkey

  • Martina Angela Caretta - Embodying the hydro-social cycle. An intersectional analysis of everyday resistance

  • Willie Wright, Adam Bledsoe & Yousuf Al-Bulushi - (anti)Blackness in the American Metropolis


  • Jason Rhodes, Shahidur Rahman, Fatimah Momtaz & Zareef Kareem - Subverting the clothing commodity chain: Forging new, radical clothing connections from Atlanta to Bangladesh

  • Johnny Finn, Brianna Mayer, T'Keyah Banks, Madeline Long & Alexandria Robinson - Living Together / Living Apart: Denaturalizing 21st century urban segregation through stories, sound, and images

  • Levi Van Sant, & Dean Hardy - Protecting nature, protecting property relations: Conservation easements and the political ecology of racial capitalism


  • Amber Murrey, Sasha Adkins, Sintayehu Demeke, Odomara Mubangizi, Patricia Daley, Janae Davis, Fedaku Tolassa, Adam Elliot-Cooper, Yonique Campbell & Anteneh Tesfahun - Decolonizing the university: A workshop for understanding, troubling, and enacting epistemic decolonization

  • Giorgos Velgrakis, Thanos Andritsos, Eirini Gaitanou & Dimitris Poulis - The geographies of austerity: Mapping land dispossession and social resistance in crisis-ridden Greece

  • Joaquín Villanueva - Court Geographies: The Expansion of Carcerality in the Parisian Banlieue

  • Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn - Masculinized labor activism and gendered household reproduction in Thailand's 'Detroit'

  • Neil Nunn - Toxic encounters, settler colonial logics of elimination, and the future of the continent

  • Rakhee Kewada - The East African Silk Road: Chinese Investment in Maritime Infrastructure in Tanzania

  • Wing-Shing Tang - The Eight Meeting of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography


  • Craig Jones - Israeli militarism and the politics of dissent

  • David Spataro - RNC Not Welcome oral history project

  • Kelly Kay - Investigating the impacts of financial investment in US forests

  • Lindsay Shade - Politics Below the Surface: A Political Ecology of Mineral Rights and Land Tenure Struggles in Appalachia and the Andes

  • Lydia Pelot-Hobbs - Contesting the Consolidation of the Louisiana Carceral State

  • Ohio Student Association - Breaking Consent, Making Space for Racial and Economic Justice: the OSA Fellowship Program

  • Robert Bridi - Biotechnological Geographies: An Examination of the Genetically Modified Cotton Industry in Maharashtra, India

  • Waquar Ahmed - Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investments in Retail in India: the case of Walmart


  • Andrew Newman, Sarah Safransky & Linda Campbell - Detroit, a People’s Atlas: Movement Building Through Counter-Cartography

  • Annie Spencer - Terminal Conditions: How The State Manages Over-Accumulation Through the Body

  • Caitlin Cahil & Amanda Matles - Suspending Justice: Alternatives to Zero Tolerance

  • Deshonay Dozier & Pete White - Shattering Oblivion: A Skid Row Black Men and Boys Initiative

  • Elizabeth Sibilia & Muhammed Ali Shahin - Shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh

  • John Lauermann - Contesting the Olympics: urban politics and the timing of anti-Olympic activism

  • Laura Reyes - Earth University

  • Sasha Davis - Global anti-imperialist solidarity networks - What works and what's needed?