Courtenay Crawford

Human Geography

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: Ecodharmic Worlds: Decoloniality, the Anthropocene, and Buddhist geographies

Buddhist philosophy and the questions it poses regarding the boundary between nature/culture and self/other speaks clearly to contemporary human geographical questions concerning political ecology, inter-species relationships, care-giving, and environmental governance. Its unique contribution lies in bridging gaps between post-colonial and post-human critique. My research will investigate how Buddhist critique can help human geographies reconceive the politics of our more-than-human worlds in an age of planetary crisis.

Research supervisors: Dr Mark Jackson, Dr Naomi Millner