Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 104
critical social theory; legal and economic geography; corporations and sovereignty; globalization and state theory
- Ph.D. American Studies (2006), University of Minnesota
Barkan, Joshua. 2013. Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Articles and Chapters
Barkan, Joshua and Laura Pulido. In press. Justice: An Epistolary Exchange, Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Barkan, Joshua. 2015. “Sovereignty,” in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Geography, John Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna Secor and Joanne Sharp, eds. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 48-60.
Barkan, Joshua. 2012. Roberto Esposito’s Political Biology and Corporate Forms of Life, Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 12(1): 84–101
Barkan, Joshua. 2012. “Corporations as Disciplinary Institutions,” in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, T. Barnes, J. Peck, and E. Sheppard, eds. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 472–485.
Barkan, Joshua. 2011. Law and the Geographic Analysis of Globalization, Progress in Human Geography, 35(5): 589–607
Barkan, Joshua. 2010. Liberal Government and the Corporate Person, Journal of Cultural Economy, 3(1): 53–68
Barkan, Joshua. 2009. Use Beyond Value: Giorgio Agamben and a Critique of Capitalism, Rethinking Marxism, 21(2): 243–259.
Book reviews and other writing
Barkan, Joshua. 2016. “Commentary on Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries in the Circumpolar North” AAG Review of Books, 4(3): 174-176.
Barkan, Joshua. 2016. Review of Private Governance by Edward Peter Stringham. Enterprise and Society. 17(3): 704-707.
Barkan, Joshua. 2013. “Review Essay: Addressing the People,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31(4): 745-752.
Barkan, Joshua. 2012. “Liberalism, Sovereignty, and Politics: A Response to Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann’s ‘Climate Leviathan’,” Antipodefoudation.org.
My research investigates how capitalist structuring of cities is being integrated with homeless poverty governance and â€œhomelessâ€ identity formation in the context of the campus model (combination of shelter and social services). I query how the campus model as growing trend in the U.S. is created and implemented. My dissertation examines one such model in Phoenix, Arizona called the Human Services Campus, where I aim to understand the ways this model potentially confines homeless people spatially, systemizes new forms of police and management, and constitutes power relations forming â€œhomeless identitiesâ€ within this often marginalized group of people.