Gibson, Chris R. Professor

Director, Global Challenges Program Professor of Human Geography |

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities
  • Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Opening up empirical and theoretical possibilities across the culture-economy divide is my central intellectual agenda. Theoretical and conceptual influences stem from my undergraduate and postgraduate training in both economic geography and literary/cultural studies - this translates into research that seeks to interweave analytical frameworks from Marxian and poststructuralist economic geography with the texture of ethnographic methods. Most of my research focuses on the urban and regional scales, and currently I am especially energised by questions of regional transformation amidst historical inheritances.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Living with children in apartments: sharing, materials and space Kerr, Sophie-May
    Doctor of Philosophy Sharing Cities: New Strategies for Communal Sharing Santala, Inka
    Doctor of Philosophy Making Space - young people's routines of consumption and implications for the cultural economy of sustainability Stanes, Elyse
    Doctor of Philosophy The Make Economy: Contested Geographies of Design and Production. Carr, Chantel
    Doctor of Philosophy Contesting the urban myth of ethnic segregation Tindale, Alexander
    Doctor of Philosophy Privilege and marginalisation in australia’s national imaginary: constructions of mining and sex worker identities through technologies of power Skilton, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Houses built on sand: rethinking cultures of homemaking, nature and finance in a coastal master-planned estate. Gillon, Charles
    Doctor of Philosophy Responding to crisis: creative practices in volatile spaces Westgate, Justin

Education And Training


  • B.A. in Human Geography, Australian Literature, University of Sydney, Department of Geography, Honours Class 1, University Medal 1992 - 1995
  • Ph.D. in Human Geography, University of Sydney, Geosciences 1996 - 2000

Keywords


  • Cultural economy, regional transformation, materiality, work, social and economic aspects of climate change, inter-disciplinary research

Mailing Address


  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Opening up empirical and theoretical possibilities across the culture-economy divide is my central intellectual agenda. Theoretical and conceptual influences stem from my undergraduate and postgraduate training in both economic geography and literary/cultural studies - this translates into research that seeks to interweave analytical frameworks from Marxian and poststructuralist economic geography with the texture of ethnographic methods. Most of my research focuses on the urban and regional scales, and currently I am especially energised by questions of regional transformation amidst historical inheritances.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Living with children in apartments: sharing, materials and space Kerr, Sophie-May
    Doctor of Philosophy Sharing Cities: New Strategies for Communal Sharing Santala, Inka
    Doctor of Philosophy Making Space - young people's routines of consumption and implications for the cultural economy of sustainability Stanes, Elyse
    Doctor of Philosophy The Make Economy: Contested Geographies of Design and Production. Carr, Chantel
    Doctor of Philosophy Contesting the urban myth of ethnic segregation Tindale, Alexander
    Doctor of Philosophy Privilege and marginalisation in australia’s national imaginary: constructions of mining and sex worker identities through technologies of power Skilton, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Houses built on sand: rethinking cultures of homemaking, nature and finance in a coastal master-planned estate. Gillon, Charles
    Doctor of Philosophy Responding to crisis: creative practices in volatile spaces Westgate, Justin

Education And Training


  • B.A. in Human Geography, Australian Literature, University of Sydney, Department of Geography, Honours Class 1, University Medal 1992 - 1995
  • Ph.D. in Human Geography, University of Sydney, Geosciences 1996 - 2000

Keywords


  • Cultural economy, regional transformation, materiality, work, social and economic aspects of climate change, inter-disciplinary research

Mailing Address


  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

uri icon

Geographic Focus