Graduate Student Directory

Key MacFarlane
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Affiliations Social Sciences Division, Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 415 (HISC Office)
  • Mail Stop History Of Consciousness

Research Interests

 

I am an economic geographer with interests in uneven development, landscape, cities/regions, dispossession, the american west, marxism, and the philosophy of time and space.

 

My dissertation – "Dispose and Dispossess: Land, Life, and Capital in the San Francisco Bay Area" – examines the relationship between capitalist value formation and histories of violence, waste, and death in the Bay Area. Its goal is to *displace* Marxian value theory by drawing greater attention to the production and spatial distribution of "anti-value" in and across the land itself. The project attempts to reframe capital accumulation – but also the reproduction of life and of "landscapes" or "regions" – from the standpoint of those spaces, times, and bodies that have been cast aside, rendered obsolete.

 

Other projects and research interests include

 

  • labor geographies, critical management studies, labor-managed firms 
  • church-based sanctuary, medieval law and theology, heresy
  • capitalism and memory (loss)
  • tourism, histories of violence, commodity fetishism
  • cosmography and outer space studies
  • children's geographies and uneven development
  • sports and settler colonialism
  • the history of geography, esp. time geography and regional geography/chorology

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., Geography, University of Washington

B.A., English and Philosophy, Colgate University

Selected Publications

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

 

2020. Beyond the Educational Dystopia: New Ways of Learning Through Remembering. With K. Mitchell. In Beyond Market Dystopia: New Ways of Living: Socialist Register 2020, eds. G. Albo and L. Panitch. New York: Monthly Review Press.

 

2019. Negative Research: Sonic Methods in Geography and Their LimitsThe Professional Geographer. In press.

 

2019. Governing the Noisy Sphere: The Geography of Noise Regulation in the US. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. In press.

 

2019. Marshland: Hamburg G20 and the Return of the Hanseatic LeagueSociety and Space (Open Site), July 19. {link}

 

2019. Climate MathematicsACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies. In press. {link}

 

2019. Time, Waste, and the City: The Rise of the Environmental Industry. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 51.1: 225–247 {link}

 

2019. Hamburg's Spaces of Danger: Race, Violence and Memory in a Contemporary Global City. With K. Mitchell. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 43.5: 816–832 {link}

 

2019. Children of the GraveHuman Geography 12.1: 73–77 {link}

 

2019. The Sanctuary Network: Transnational Church Activism and Refugee Protection in Europe. With K. Mitchell. In Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration, eds. K. Mitchell, R. Jones, and J. Fluri. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 410–424 {link}

 

2018. Geographies of Lifelong Learning and the Knowledge Economy. With K. Mitchell. In Making Workers: Radical Geographies in Education. London: Pluto Press: 67–82 {link}

 

2018. The Choice Machine and the Road to Privatization. With K. Mitchell. In Making Workers: Radical Geographies in Education. London: Pluto Press: 119–136 {link}

 

2017. A thousand CEOs: Relational thought, processual space, and deleuzian ontology in human geography and strategic management. Progress in Human Geography 41.3: 299320 {link}

 

2016. Crime and the Global City: Migration, Borders, and the Pre-Criminal. With K. Mitchell. In Oxford Handbooks Online {link}

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

 

2020. Capital and Space. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition, ed. A. Kobayashi. New York: Elsevier {link}

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

2019. Review of Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio NegriOrganization Studies {link}

 

2016. Review of Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Musicedited by G. Andrews, P. Kingsbury, and R. Kearns. The Canadian Geographer 60(4): e48–e49 {link}

 

POPULAR WRITING

 

2019. A road trip through New Mexico's Atomic Past. With LuLing OsofskyHigh Country News (13 May) {link}

 

2018. The Greenhouse Effect: Life Under Glass ArchitectureMute Magazine (4 February) {link}

 

2015. Rites of Passage: On the 2015 Baltimore RiotsUltra (12 May) {link}