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, J., 2012. "Roberto Esposito's Political Biology and Corporate Forms of Life" Law, Culture, and the Humanities, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 84-101.
Barkan, J., In press. "Roberto Esposito's Political Biology and Corporate Forms of Life" Law, Culture, and the Humanities
Barkan, J., 2011. "Law and the Geographic Analysis of Globalization" Progress in Human Geography, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 589-607
Barkan, J., 2010. "Liberal Government and the Corporate Person" Journal of Cultural Economy, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 53-68.
Barkan, J., 2009. "Use Beyond Value: Giorgio Agamben and a Critique of Capitalism" Rethinking Marxism, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 243-59.
Barkan, J., In press. The Corporation as Disciplinary Institution in T. Barnes, J. Peck, and E. Sheppard, Eds. The New Companion in Economic Geography (Wiley-Blackwell)
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.