Associate Professor

Contact info

Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 104
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Research Interests:

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

  • Ph.D. American Studies (2006), University of Minnesota
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Barkan, Joshua. 2013. Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Articles and Chapters

Barkan, Joshua. 2018. "Corporate Power and Neoliberalism," in SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism, Damien Cahill, Melinda Cooper, and Martijn Konings, eds. London: SAGE., pp. 446-456.

Barkan, Joshua and Laura Pulido. 2017. Justice: An Epistolary Exchange, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 107(1): 33-40.

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’,”