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Kanngieser, Anja M. Dr

Vice Chancellors Fellow

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

Research Overview


  • My research investigates how shifts in economic and social geographies are registered in, and through, sound. I am particularly interested in the politics of sound: the potential and power of silence; what sounds are heard and what sounds are inaudible; what it means to translate sound into language; how sound reiterates race, class, and gender; and how listening can invite intervention.

    Through this lens I have written on themes of voice and space, labour and surveillance, and experimental politics and world making. I am also developing sound based methods and practices through which to pose broader political, ecological and economic questions.

    My current projects use testimony, field recording (recordings of environments) and data sonification (turning scientific data into sound) to document and amplify responses to the effects of climate change and ongoing environmental violence in the Pacific.

    Climates of Listening is orientated towards the ways in which communities fight to determine their own conditions of living, organizing and moving in the face of global environmental change, emphasizing the work of Pacific climate movements and movements for self-determination that go beyond narratives of climate resilience or vulnerability. Climates of Listening takes place over Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Papua New Guinea.


Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    The Conversation
    Volume
    22 October
    Pages
    1 - 4
    2017

    Published In
    Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change
    Volume
    8
    Pages
    e472-1 - e472-12
    ISSN
    1757-7780
    2017

    Published In
    Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities
    Volume
    41
    Pages
    618 - 637
    ISSN
    1477-0288
    2017

    Published In
    Political Geography
    Volume
    61
    Pages
    263 - 271
    ISSN
    0962-6298
    2017

    Published In
    South Atlantic Quarterly
    Volume
    116
    Pages
    363 - 380
    ISSN
    0038-2876
    2016

    Published In
    Journal of Sonic Studies
    Volume
    12
    2015

    Published In
    Dialogues in Human Geography
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    80 - 84
    2015

    Published In
    GeoHumanities
    Volume
    1
    Pages
    80 - 85
    2014

    Published In
    Media Culture and Society
    Volume
    36
    Pages
    302 - 318
    ISSN
    0163-4437
    2013

    Published In
    Parallax
    Volume
    19
    Pages
    85 - 94
    ISSN
    1353-4645
    2013

    Published In
    Parallax
    Volume
    19
    Pages
    1 - 6
    ISSN
    1353-4645
    2013

    Published In
    Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
    Volume
    31
    Pages
    594 - 610
    ISSN
    0263-7758
    2012

    Published In
    Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities
    Volume
    36
    Pages
    336 - 353
    ISSN
    1477-0288
    2012

    Published In
    Subjectivity
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    54 - 74
    ISSN
    1471-4167
    2012

    Published In
    Deleuze Studies
    Volume
    6
    Pages
    265 - 290
    ISSN
    1755-1684
  • Book

    Year Title
    2013

    Publisher
    Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge
    ISBN
    9781409440642
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Sounding Places: More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music
    Publisher
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing
    Pages
    153 - 160
    ISBN
    9781788118927

Other Research Activities


Research Overview


  • My research investigates how shifts in economic and social geographies are registered in, and through, sound. I am particularly interested in the politics of sound: the potential and power of silence; what sounds are heard and what sounds are inaudible; what it means to translate sound into language; how sound reiterates race, class, and gender; and how listening can invite intervention.

    Through this lens I have written on themes of voice and space, labour and surveillance, and experimental politics and world making. I am also developing sound based methods and practices through which to pose broader political, ecological and economic questions.

    My current projects use testimony, field recording (recordings of environments) and data sonification (turning scientific data into sound) to document and amplify responses to the effects of climate change and ongoing environmental violence in the Pacific.

    Climates of Listening is orientated towards the ways in which communities fight to determine their own conditions of living, organizing and moving in the face of global environmental change, emphasizing the work of Pacific climate movements and movements for self-determination that go beyond narratives of climate resilience or vulnerability. Climates of Listening takes place over Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Papua New Guinea.


Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    The Conversation
    Volume
    22 October
    Pages
    1 - 4
    2017

    Published In
    Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change
    Volume
    8
    Pages
    e472-1 - e472-12
    ISSN
    1757-7780
    2017

    Published In
    Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities
    Volume
    41
    Pages
    618 - 637
    ISSN
    1477-0288
    2017

    Published In
    Political Geography
    Volume
    61
    Pages
    263 - 271
    ISSN
    0962-6298
    2017

    Published In
    South Atlantic Quarterly
    Volume
    116
    Pages
    363 - 380
    ISSN
    0038-2876
    2016

    Published In
    Journal of Sonic Studies
    Volume
    12
    2015

    Published In
    Dialogues in Human Geography
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    80 - 84
    2015

    Published In
    GeoHumanities
    Volume
    1
    Pages
    80 - 85
    2014

    Published In
    Media Culture and Society
    Volume
    36
    Pages
    302 - 318
    ISSN
    0163-4437
    2013

    Published In
    Parallax
    Volume
    19
    Pages
    85 - 94
    ISSN
    1353-4645
    2013

    Published In
    Parallax
    Volume
    19
    Pages
    1 - 6
    ISSN
    1353-4645
    2013

    Published In
    Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
    Volume
    31
    Pages
    594 - 610
    ISSN
    0263-7758
    2012

    Published In
    Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities
    Volume
    36
    Pages
    336 - 353
    ISSN
    1477-0288
    2012

    Published In
    Subjectivity
    Volume
    5
    Pages
    54 - 74
    ISSN
    1471-4167
    2012

    Published In
    Deleuze Studies
    Volume
    6
    Pages
    265 - 290
    ISSN
    1755-1684
  • Book

    Year Title
    2013

    Publisher
    Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge
    ISBN
    9781409440642
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Sounding Places: More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music
    Publisher
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing
    Pages
    153 - 160
    ISBN
    9781788118927

Other Research Activities


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