School of Global Studies

Mr Alexander Dunlap

Post:Research Associate (Anthropology)
Location:none
Email:A.Dunlap@sussex.ac.uk
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Role

Associate Tutor in Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

Assitant Reseacher in environmental militarization and commodification

Qualifications

PhD in Social Anthropology - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017)  

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

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

Activities

Lectures, Presentations and Panels

April 10, 2018. Guest Lecture: “Wind, Coal and Copper: Engineering Extraction and Counterinsurgency” at The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), Amsterdam the Netherlands.

March 31, 2018. Public Lecture:“L’Économie Vert et la Contre-Insurrection” (The Green Economy and Counterinsurgency) at the St. Victor community center, Saint Victor France.

March 28, 2018. Guest Lecture: “The Politics of Resistance in the Global South” in the Master of Social Research (MSc) course titled: “Conflict and Development” at Ghent University, Belgium. 

March 22, 2018. Public Lecture: “Reconsidering the Logistics of Autonomy: Ecological Autonomy, Self-defense and the Polícia Comunitaria in Obregón, Mexico” at the Cowley Club Social Center in Brighton, UK.

March 21, 2018. Public Lecture: “When the Wolf Guards the Sheep: Green Extractivism in Germany and Mexico” at the University of Sussex, Brighton UK.

March 17, 2018. Presented the conference paper no. 8, “Reconsidering the Logistics of Autonomy: Ecological Autonomy, Self-defense and the Polícia Comunitaria in Obregón, Mexico,” at the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (EPRI) conference. The themed discussion was on Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World on March 17-18 and was hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands.

February 26, 2018. Panel: “Fossil Fuels and Toxic Landscapes” at Verso Books in Brooklyn, New York, hosted by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

November 28, 2017. Guest lecture: “When the Wolf Guards the Sheep: Green Extractivism in Germany and Mexico” in the MA class: Anthropology of Mobility, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

June 10, 2017. Presented “Insurrection for Land Sea and Cultural Integrity in Alvaro Obregon, Mexico” at Het Spinhuis, a squatted social center in Amsterdam.

June 3, 2017. Presented “Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development in Oaxaca, Mexico at pinksterkamp festival in Appelscha, The Netherlands.

June 1, 2017. Public Doctoral defense: Renewing Desturction: Wind Energy Development in Oaxaca, Mexico at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

April 7, 2017. Presented the paper: “Counterinsurgency for Wind Energy: The Bíi Hioxo Wind Park in Juchitán, Mexico,” at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in Boston, USA.

November 25, 2016. Presented: “Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development in Oaxaca, Mexico,” at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam Faculty of Social Sciences Department Seminar.

October 28, 2016. Presented the paper: “Insurrection for Land Sea and Cultural Integrity in Alvaro Obregon, Mexico,” at The 3rd Annual Work-in-Progress Seminar on Latin America in the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), Amsterdam.

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).