‘Interesting research is research on the conditions that make something interesting’ – Vinciane Despret, 2013
Dr Ben Garlick – Lecturer in Human Geography – York St John University
In January 2017 I took up the post of Lecturer in Human Geography at York St John University. I will be delivering a variety of modules, including Tourism Geography, Geography and Professional Practice, Culture and Landscape as well as a variety of taught sessions and field trips.
For more information you can check out my York St John webpage here.
Previously: PhD Researcher – The University of Edinburgh
PhD Title: ‘Osprey Involvements: Historical Animal Geographies of Extinction and Return’
In February 2017 I was awarded my PhD, following the submission of my thesis concerning the history of the Scottish osprey: its extinction, recolonisation and conservation in the twentieth century. My research specifically focussed on the relationships between humans, birds, and places in producing the conditions for life to flourish. In particular, I am interested in the material conditions and apparatuses of conservation; the capacities of human and bird bodies, and how these are changed or augmented through practice allowing one to become sensitive to new phenomena; and the ethics of human-avian involvement, the kinds of lives permitted or made possible and those that are denied. In carrying out this research I drew upon a mixture of historical and cultural geography methods, archival sources and conceptual materials.