Dr Natasha L. Cornea PhD

Dr Natasha L. Cornea

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lecturer in Human Geography

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Natasha Cornea’s research sits at the intersections of urban and development geographies, focusing on urban environmental governance and politics in Indian and Zambian cities. Conceptually her research draws on post-structuralist and situated approaches to urban political ecology, the everyday state and everyday governance.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geography (University of Lausanne, 2016) 
  • MA Social Development (University of Sussex, 2011) 
  • BA(hons) International Studies, minor in Economics (University of Regina, 2010) 

Biography

Dr Cornea joined the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in Human Geography in February 2018. Prior to coming to Birmingham, she was a Swiss National Science Foundation funded Visiting Research Fellow at University College London. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).  

Teaching

Dr Cornea contributes to the following modules: 

Undergraduate 

  • 2nd Year fieldtrip to Berlin 

Postgraduate 

  • 406 Geopolitics and Globalisation  

Research

Dr Natasha Cornea’s research sits at the intersections of urban and development geographies, focussing on urban environmental governance and urban politics in Indian and Zambian cities. She is particularly interested in everyday practices and the actually-existing city.  Conceptually her research draws on post-structuralist and situated approaches to urban political ecology, the everyday state and everyday governance.  

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Cornea, NL 2019, 'Territorialising control in urban West Bengal: social clubs and everyday governance in the spaces between state and party', Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/2F2399654419865753

Véron, R, Zimmer, A & Cornea, NL 2018, 'Écologies (politiques) urbaines des étendues d'eau en Inde', Urbia, vol. 21, pp. 89-108.

Cornea, N, Véron, R & Zimmer, A 2017, 'Clean city politics: An urban political ecology of solid waste in West Bengal, India', Environment and Planning A, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 728-744. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16682028

Cornea, NL, Véron, R & Zimmer, A 2017, 'Everyday governance and urban environments: Towards a more interdisciplinary urban political ecology', Geography Compass, vol. 11, no. 4, e12310. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12310

Zimmer, A, Cornea, N & Véron, R 2017, 'Of parks and politics: the production of socio-nature in a Gujarati town', Local Environment, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2016.1157157

Zimmer, A & Cornea, N 2016, 'Introduction. Environmental Politics in Urban India', South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, vol. 14.

Cornea, N, Zimmer, A & Véron, R 2016, 'Ponds, Power and Institutions: The Everyday Governance of Accessing Urban Water Bodies in a Small Bengali City', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 395-409. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12377

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Cornea, NL 2019, Urban Political Ecology. in Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199874002-0203

Chapter

Zimmer, A, Cornea, NL & Véron, R 2017, Urban Political Ecology: Landscapes of Power. in D Iossifova, C Doll & A Gasparatos (eds), Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 212-222.

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