About Me

Hello! I’m a human geographer and I draw on postcolonial discourse to explore human-environment relations. I have a particular interest in development in disaster-affected contexts, everyday lived experiences of disasters, aid, research methods and ethics, and the media representation of disasters.

I regularly work with artists to produce respectful, nuanced and creative representations of the people I speak to in my research.

I’m a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at RMIT University. Prior to this I was lecturer at The University of Manchester (2015-2020). I’m co-editor for the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

Research in: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, U.K.

PhD Development Studies, The University of Manchester

MA Urban Planning, The University of Manchester

BA Geography, The University of Sheffield

Contact Me

Twitter: @gemmasou

E-mail: gemma.sou@rmit.edu.au

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