Nigel Clark is a human geographer and social theorist. Originally from New Zealand, he is now Chair of Social Sustainability at Lancaster University, UK. As well as looking at human impacts on ecological and earth processes, he is interested in the influence of a dynamic planet on human social, cultural and political life.
His current work is focused on the politics, ethics, philosophy and science of the Anthropocene – and the question of what it means for humans to be `geologic agents’. He is the author of Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet (2011) and co-editor of Material Geographies (2008), Extending Hospitality (2009), and Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World (2012).
Current projects include a collection on Capitalism and the Earth and a special issue of the journal Theory, Culture & Society entitled `Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene’.
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