Joshua Barkan

Joshua Barkan

Joshua Barkan

Joshua Barkan

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Joshua Barkan

Associate Professor

Phone: 706-542-2110
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 104

Research Interests

critical social theory; legal and economic geography; corporations and sovereignty; globalization and state theory




  • Ph.D. American Studies (2006), University of Minnesota

Selected Publications


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.


Book Chapters

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)

Graduate Students

Sanchez, Cory

Research Interests

My research investigates how capitalist structuring of cities is being integrated with homeless poverty governance and “homeless” 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 “homeless identities” within this often marginalized group of people.