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Legal Geography

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Alex Jeffrey (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) about doing legal geography.

Readings Recommended by Professor Alex Jeffrey

Gill, N., & Hynes, J. (2021). Courtwatching: Visibility, publicness, witnessing, and embodiment in legal activism. 53(4) Area 569.

Faria, C., Klosterkamp, S., Torres, R. M., & Walenta, J. (2020). Embodied exhibits: Toward a feminist geographic courtroom ethnography. 110(4) Annals of the American Association of Geographers 1095.

Russell, E. K., Carlton and, B., & Tyson, D. (2022). Carceral churn: A sensorial ethnography of the bail and remand court. 24(2) Punishment & Society 151.

Schliehe, A., & Jeffrey, A. (2022). Investigating trial spaces: Thinking through legal spatiality beyond the court. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

About the Speaker

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Professor Alex Jeffrey

Professor of Human Geography, University of Cambridge

Alex Jeffrey is a Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. He is a political and legal geographer interested in state-building after conflict, particularly within the former Yugoslavia. His research has sought to contribute to debates concerning critical geopolitics, civil society and transitional justice. He published his latest book The Edge of Law: Legal Geographies of a War Crimes Court with Cambridge University Press in 2020.

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