Nik Heynen

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Nik Heynen

Professor
Director, Coweeta Listening Project

Email: nheynen@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-1954
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 108
Website

Research Interests

Urban Geography, Urban Political Ecology; Environmental Justice; Urban Social Movements; Studies of Race, Class, Gender; Science and Technology Studies; Hunger/Food Studies

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Education

  • PhD (2002), Indiana University Geography

Grant Support

2012—2013 Developing Ethnographic Methodologies for Long-Term Socio-Ecological Science:  Preliminarily Approaches from the Coweeta Listening Project out to the LTER Network. (Supplement to the Coweeta LTER). N. Heynen and J.L. Rice (Co-PIs). National Science Foundation, SBE, Cultural Anthropology Program. ($20,816).

2008- 2014 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Southern Appalachia on the Edge –Exurbanization & Climate Interaction in the Southeast. (L-PI: Theodore Gragson; numerous Co-PIs) For continuation of another six year cycle of Coweeta LTER project (which began in1980); National Science Foundation’s DEB Division of Environmental Biology and BIO Directorate for Biological Sciences. ($6,949,832).

2008 Assessing air quality and perceptions of environmental hazards in the Newtown    Community:  A prototype UGA-U.S. Forest Service Initiative on Environmental Justice and Green Space Engagement. Marshall Shepherd (PI) Cassandra Y.  Johnson, Nik Heynen and Thomas L. Mote (Co-PIs) USDA Forest Service  ($16,448).

2008 Environmental Justice and Green space Engagement in the Newtown Community: A Social Science Compliment to the Existing Meteorological and Air-Quality Monitoring Study in the Newtown Community. Nik Heynen (PI) Cassandra Y.  Johnson (Co-PI). USDA Forest Service ($13,500).

Of Note

2010 Glenda Laws Award, Association of American Geographers.

2009 Hallsworth Visiting Professorship, Department of Geography. School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK.

2007-2008 University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellowship.

2007 John Treacy Memorial Lecture. University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography.

2005 Morris Fromkin Research Award.

2003 Cultures and Communities Faculty Fellowship.

2001 Won-Joon Yoon Memorial Scholarship.

Selected Publications

Books

Castree, N., M. Wright, W. Larner, N. Heynen, and P. Chatterton (Eds.), 2010. The Point is to Change It: Geographies of Hope and Survival in an Age of Crisis. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. [Issue published simultaneously as a special issue of Antipode, 41.6] READ MORE

Heynen, N., J. McCarthy, W.S.Prudham and P. Robbins (Eds.), 2007. Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences. London; New York: Routledge. READ MORE

Conway, D. and N. Heynen (Eds.), 2006. Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction & Transformation. London; New York: Routledge. READ MORE

Heynen, N., M. Kaika and E. Swyngedouw (Eds.) , 2006. In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism. London; New York: Routledge. READ MORE

Heynen, N, . Starving For Revolution: The Black Panther Party's Radical Anti-Hunger Politics For Survival. (in preperation)

 

Guest Edited Journal Volumes

Barnes, T. and N. Heynen , in press. Classics in Human Geography--Fitzgerald: Geography of Revolution by W. W. Bunge. Progress in Human Geography.

Prudham, W. S. and N. Heynen , 2011. Uneven Development 25 Years Later. New Political Economy.

Castree, N., M. Wright, W. Larner, N. Heynen, and P. Chatterton (Eds.), 2010. The Point is to Change It: Geographies of Hope and Survival in an Age of Crisis. Antipode, 41.S1 [Book published simultaneously Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers]

Heynen, N. and P. Robbins (Guest editors), 2005. The Commodifcation of Nature. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 13(1)

Swyngedouw, E. and N.C. Heynen (Guest editors), 2003. Urban Political Ecology in Advanced Capitalist Countries. Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography. 35(5)

 

Articles

Heynen, N., P. Hossler and A. Herod , in press. Surviving Uneven Development: Social Reproduction and the Perseverance of Capitalism New Political Economy. 16(2): 239-245. [Special issue on Uneven Development 25 Years Later]

Prudham, S. and N. Heynen , in press. 'Uneven Development' 25 Years On: Space, Nature and the Geographies of Capitalism New Political Economy. 16(2): 223-232. [Special issue on Uneven Development 25 Years Later]

Barnes, T. and N. Heynen, 2011. A classic in human geography: William Bunge's (1971) Fitzgerald: Geography of a Revolution, Progress in Human Geography. 35(5): 712–720. READ MORE

Heynen, N., 2010. Cooking up Non-Violent Civil Disobedient Direct Action for the Hungry: Food Not Bombs and the Resurgence of Radical Democracy. Urban Studies. 47(6): 1225-1240 [Special issue on Cities and Conflict]. READ MORE

Castree, N., M. Wright, W. Larner, N. Heynen, and P. Chatterton , 2010. The Point is to Change It. In Castree, N., M. Wright, W. Larner, N. Heynen, and P. Chatterton. Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography. Antipode, 41.S1. [Special 40th Anniversary issue]

Mitchell, D. and N. Heynen, 2009. The Geography of Survival and the Right to the City: Speculations on Surveillance, Legal Innovation, and the Criminalization of Intervention. Urban Geography. 30:(6): 611-632 [Special issue on Homelessness/Rights/Space] READ MORE

Heynen, N, 2009. Bending the Bars of Empire from Every Ghetto to Feed the Kids: The Black Panther Party's Radical Anti-Hunger Politics of Social Reproduction and Scale The Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99(2):406-422. READ MORE

Heynen, N., 2009. Back to Revolutionary Theory through Racialized Poverty: The McGee Family's Utopian Struggle for Milwaukee. The Professional Geographer. 61(2): 187-199. [Special issue on Racialized Poverty in Urban America] READ MORE

Heynen, N., 2008. Bringing the Body Back to Life through the Radical Geography of Hunger: The Haymarket Affair and its Aftermath ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. 7(1): 32-44. READ MORE

Heynen, N., H.A. Perkins and P. Roy, 2007. "Failing to Grow 'Their' Own Justice? The Co- Production of Racial/Gendered Labor and Milwaukee's Urban Forest." Urban Geography. 28(8): 732-754. READ MORE

Heynen, N., H.A. Perkins and P. Roy , 2006. The Political Ecology of Uneven Urban Green Space: The Impact of Political Economy on Race and Ethnicity in Producing Environmental Inequality in Milwaukee. Urban Affairs Review. 42(1): 3-25. READ MORE

Heynen, N, 2006. 'But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only': Radicalism as Survival Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 38(5): 916-929. READ MORE

N. Heynen, 2006. "Green Urban Political Ecologies: Toward a Better Understanding of Inner City Environmental Change." Environment and Planning A. 38(3): 499-516. READ MORE

Heynen, N. and P. Robbins , 2005. The Neoliberalization of Nature: Governance, Privatization, Enclosure and Valuation. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 16(1): 5-8. READ MORE

Heynen, N. and H.A. Perkins, 2005. Scalar Dialectics in Green: Urban Private Property and the Contradictions of the Neoliberalization of Nature. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 16(1): 99-113. READ MORE

Perkins, H.A., N. Heynen and J. Wilson, 2004. Inequity in an Urban Reforestation Program: The Impact of Housing Tenure on Urban Forests. Cities. 21(4): 291-299. READ MORE

Heynen, N.C., 2003. The Scalar Production of Injustice within the Urban Forest. Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography. 35(5): 980-998. READ MORE

Swyngedouw, E. and N.C. Heynen, 2003. Urban Political Ecology, Justice and the Politics of Scale. Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography. 35(5): 898-918. READ MORE

Heynen, N.C. and G. Lindsey, 2003. Correlates of Urban Forest Canopy Cover: Implications for Local Public Works. Public Works Management and Policy. 8(1): 33-47. READ MORE

Unruh, J., N.C. Heynen and P. Hossler , 2003. The Political Ecology of Recovery from Land Mine Use in Armed Conflict: The Case of Mozambique. Political Geography. 22(8): 841-861. READ MORE

Pedlowski, M.A., V.A. Carneiro Dasilva, J.J.C. Adell and N.C. Heynen, 2002. Urban Forest and Environmental Inequality in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Urban Ecosystems. 6 (1-2): 9-20. READ MORE

 

Book Chapters

Heynen, N. and T. Barnes , 2011. Fitzgerald Then and Now. New Preface for the Second Edition of William W. Bunge's Fitzgerald: Geography of Revolution. University of Georgia Press.

Chatterton, P. and N. Heynen , 2011. Resistance(s) and Collective Social Action in A Companion to Social Geography (Eds.) V. J. Del Casino Jr., M. Thomas, P. Cloke, and R. Panelli. Pp. 508-525

Heynen, N, 2009. Revolutionary Cooks in the Hungry Ghetto: The Black Panther Party's Biopolitics of Scale From Below In R. Keil and R. Mahon (Eds.) Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale. University of British Colombia Press. Pp 265-280

Heynen, N., J. McCarthy, W.S.Prudham and P. Robbins, 2007. False Promises In N. Heynen, J. McCarthy, W.S. Prudham and P. Robbins (Eds.) Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences. London; New York: Routledge. READ MORE

Heynen, N., J. McCarthy, W.S.Prudham and P. Robbins, 2007. Unnatural Consequences In N. Heynen, J. McCarthy, W.S. Prudham and P. Robbins (Eds.) Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences. London; New York: Routledge.

Conway, D. and N. Heynen , 2006. Globalization's Dimensions. In D. Conway and N. Heynen (Eds.) Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction & Transformation. London; New York: Routledge.

Heynen, N. and J. Njeru , 2006. Ecological Globalization and the Social Production of Nature. In D. Conway and N. Heynen (Eds.) Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction & Transformation.

Conway, D. and N. Heynen, 2006. The Ascendancy of Globalization and Neoliberalism. In D. Conway and N. Heynen (Eds.) Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction & Transformation. London; New York: Routledge.

Conway, D and N. Heynen, 2006. Toward 'fair globalization': Opposing Neoliberal Destruction, Relying on the Democratic Institutions and Local Empowerment, and Sustaining Human Development. In D. Conway and N.C. Heynen (Eds.) Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction & Transformation. London; New York: Routledge.

Heynen, N., 2006. Justice of Eating in the City: The Political Ecology of Urban Hunger. In N. Heynen, M. Kaika and E. Swyngedouw (Eds.) In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism. London: Routledge. pp 129-142.

Heynen, N., M. Kaika and E. Swyngedouw, 2006. Urban Political Ecology: Politicising the Production of Urban Natures. In N. Heynen, M. Kaika and E. Swyngedouw (Eds.) In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism. London: Routledge.

 

Reports

Athens Urban Food Collective (AUFC), 2008. Food Now Athens A publication of the Athens Urban Food Collective (AUFC). January 2008. READ MORE

Heynen, N, 2006. The Promise of Universal Free Breakfast for Hungry Children in Milwaukee Monitoring Wisconsin: Newsletter of the Institute for Survey and Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Newspapers Athens Urban Food Collective, 2010. Repurposing Public Space to Meet Local Food Needs Flagpole Magazine. Athens, GA. READ MORE

Heynen, N., 2009. Getting Fired Up: Considering Climate Justice in Georgia. Flagpole Magazine. Athens, GA. 23(48): 8. READ MORE

Heynen, N, 2004. Milwaukee's Black Panther Party, Childhood Hunger and a Lost Vision. Washington Park Beat. 2(1): 9

Heynen, N. and D. Boucher, 2004. Welcome to the Food Desert Washington Park Beat. 1(5): 1 & 9

 

Graduate Students

Aiello, Daniela

Research Interests

Evictions, Housing Inequality, Urban Geography, Race, Colonialism, GIS and Community Mapping

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Gambill, Jill

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Keegan, Caroline

Research Interests

My research interests include labor geographies, social movements, feminist theory, uneven development and human-environment interactions.

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Milligan, Richard

Research Interests

-Environmental Justice; Race, Nature, and Politics of Difference; Social Natures; Environmental Social Movements; Political Ecology; Literary Environmentalism; Rivers
-Critical Race Theory; Biopolitics; Anti-Racism; Whiteness; Race, Nature and the State
-Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, First Nations and Development in British Columbia; Politics of Indigenous Knowledge; 18th-Century European Natural History and Travel Writing
-Feminist Materiality; Ontological Politics; Elizabeth Grosz; Michel Foucault; Giorgio Agamben; Gilles Deleuze; Participatory Research; Ethnography; Genealogy

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Williams, Brian

Research Interests

My interests are: agrarian change, technology, environmental change, human-environmental relations, agricultural commodities, oral histories.

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