School of Global Studies

Mr Alexander Dunlap

Post:Research Associate (Anthropology)
Other posts:Research student (Anthropology)
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Associate Tutor in Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

Assitant Reseacher in environmental militarization and commodification


Current Dphil Student in Social Anthropology - University of Sussex, UK

MA in Envionment, Development and Policy - University of Sussex, UK (2013)

BS in Political Science and minor in Economics-Portland State University, USA (2010)


Lectures, Presentations and Panels

July 7, 2016. Presenting the paper: “Counterinsurgency for Wind Energy: The Bíi Hioxo Wind Park in Juchitán, Mexico.” At the Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C) - International Conference in Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

February 4, 2016. Presenting the paper, “‘The Town is Surrounded:’ From Climate Concerns to Life Under Wind Turbines in La Ventosa, Mexico.”  At the international colloquium on Global Governance/politics, Climate Justice & Agrarian/social Justice: Linkages and Challenges in the International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands

November 17, 2015. Guest Lecture: “The Green Economy is a Continuation of War by Other Means.” In Geographies of Violence and Conflict (001G4S) 3rd year at the University of Sussex.

October 5, 2015. Guest Lecture: “Making Nature Legible: The Green Economy and Wind Turbine Development in Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico.” In Development and Globalisation (FSW_S_DG_2015_10) 2nd year at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.

May 27, 2015. Guest Lecture on the difficulties and unforeseen issues of wind turbine development in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region in Oaxaca, Mexico. At Portland State University, USA in Political Science (PS 399): US-Mexico Relations.

April 23, 2015. 10th Conference on Critical Justice in Latin America at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City. Presenting on the Panel titled: Mesa Derecho, dependencia y acumulación capitalista en América Latina with a speech titled, “The Green Economy is the Continuation of War By Other Means/ La economía verde es la continuación de la guerra por otros medios.”

October 31, 2014. Critical Knowledge for Society conference at the University of Sussex. Presenting on the Panel titled Violence, War and Terror with the paper titled: “What is Progress? Revisiting Infrastructure and Civilizing Trends.”

April 25, 2014. Guest Lecture on UN-REDD+ at Portland State University, USA in international relations class (INTL 397): US Policy and Developing Countries.

April 3, 2014. The Western Social Science Association (WSSA) for the Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. Attending as the winner of the “best graduate paper award,” presenting a paper titled: “The Expanding Techniques of Progress: Agricultural Biotechnology and UN-REDD+” 

March 23, 2014. The Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory and Research & Development conference held at the University of California Berkeley, USA. Presenting the updated paper titled: “Power: Foucault, Dugger, and Social Warfare.”

March 12, 2013. Seminar at the University of Sussex, UK. Presenting and discussing the updated paper titled: “Power: Foucault, Dugger, and Social Warfare.”  

April 13, 2013. The Western Social Science Association (WSSA) for The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) in Denver, Colorado USA. Presenting two (2) papers entitled, “Foucault, Dugger, and Social War” and a co-authored paper with Professor John Hall (Portland State University), “Subreption and Institutional Inquiry.”

March 16, 2013. University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK. Symposium on Technologies of Imperialism: Law in Contemporary and Historical Perspective, presenting the paper: “What is Progress? Revisiting Infrastructure and Civilizing Trends.”

February, 20, 2013. Anglia Ruskin University Economics Department, Cambridge. Work in process paper entitled: “The Three Layers of Subreption.”

November 22, 2012. University of Sussex Global Studies, Brighton, UK.  Work in process paper titled: “The Three Layers of Subreption.”

October 22, 2012. Krakow University of Economics, Krakow, Poland.  Presentation with proceeding booklet, “Subreption and Institutional Inquiry” at the 24th Annual Conference of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) with co-presenter and co-author Professor John Hall (Portland State University).