Marcus Wallner

doctoral/PhD student at Department of Social and Economic Geography

Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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My research focuses on issues around mineral resources, property rights and environmental justice in contemporary Sweden. I am particularly interested in the attempts to reopen old iron ore mines in the historical mining district of Bergslagen. The working title of the thesis is Undermining Ethical Life. My supervisors are Tom Mels and Brett Christophers.

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Conference presentations:

  • Axel Honneth and the Idea of Environmental Justice, Crossroads of Critique: Axel Honneth and the Frankfurt School Project, 7th Graduate Conference in Political Theory, June 2019, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France. Session: Axel Honneth and the Anthropocene.
  • New Yet Old? The Brownfield/Greenfield Distinction in a Historical Mining District in Sweden, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Session: 'Dead' Land and the End of Capitalism? Interrogating the Politics of Toxic Environments and Capitalist Accumulation.
  • What Lies Beneath: The Work of Mineral Reserves Reporting Standards, 4S 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA. Session: STS Underground: Investigating the Technoscientific Worlds of Mining and Subterranean Extraction I.
  • 'EU'rope Beneath Our Feet? Geology, Security and the Making of Vertical Territory in the European Union, Nordic Geographers Meeting 2015, Tartu, Estonia. Session: Critical Geographies of the Circumpolar North.
  • Neoliberalization, Mining and Areas of National Interest in Sweden, Dimensions of Political Ecology 2014, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Session: Breaking Ground in Political Geology: Materials and Economies of Extraction, Energy and Earth.


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