Thomas Fry

Urban_Ecologies_Maan_Barua

Thomas Fry

Postdoctoral Researcher

University Lecturer in Human Geography

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EN

maan.barua@geog.cam.ac.uk | Twitter: @maanbarua

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Maan’s current work primarily focuses on urban ecologies, leading a major ERC Horizon 2020 Starting Grant (2018-2023) on which he is the Principal Investigator. Prior to joining Cambridge, Maan was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford, where he also read for a DPhil and an MSc. Prospective MPhil, PhD or Postdoctoral applicants are encouraged to contact Maan by email to discuss possible applications.

Research

Maan’s research focuses on the economies, ontologies and politics of the living and material world. It develops new conversations between critical political economy and posthumanism through three arenas of inquiry: urban ecologies, lively capital and biodiversity conservation.

Maan’s current work primarily focuses on urban ecologies, leading a major ERC Horizon 2020 Starting Grant (2018-2023) on which he is the Principal Investigator. Prior to joining Cambridge, Maan was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford, where he also read for a DPhil and an MSc. Prospective MPhil, PhD or Postdoctoral applicants are encouraged to contact Maan by email to discuss possible applications.

Selected Publications

Barua, M., 2021. Infrastructure and non-human life: A wider ontology. Progress in Human Geography, p.030913252199122- DOI:10.1177/0309132521991220.

Barua, M., 2020. Nonhuman life as infrastructureSociety and Space.

Barua, M., 2020. Virtual Virulence and Metabolic LifeCultural Anthropology.