Dr. Diana Martin

Email: diana.martin@sas.ac.uk

 

 

Bio:

Diana Martin is the Field/Legal Researcher on the RECAP (Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics) project. She is a political geographer with an interest in responses to forced migration, the spatiality of refuge (in particular the use of refugee camps, hospitality centres and detention centres to manage migrants, refugees and asylum seekers), and the relationship between temporariness and permanency in relation to forced displacement and states’ responses to forced displacement. Her most recent publications and research include investigations on the relationship between formal and informal refugee camps and the relationship between humanitarian and development interventions in refugee hosting areas.

Diana has a PhD in in Human Geography from Durham University, an MA in Cultural Geography from the Royal Holloway University of London, and a Laurea degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures (in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies) from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy).

 

Publications

  • (2019) ‘Rethinking the Camp: On Spatial Technologies of Power and Resistance,’ Progress in Human Geographyavailable online at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0309132519856702 (with Claudio Minca and Irit Katz)
  • (2019) Report for participating partners on scoping study tour in Kiryandongo Settlement concerning messaging for sustainability of water provision, University of Portsmouth (Unpublished report written with Julia Brown)
  • (2018) Camps Revisited: Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology, London: Rowman & Littlefield International (edited with Irit Katz and Claudio Minca)
  • (2018) ‘Networks of Encampments and ‘Travelling’ Emergencies: The Bologna Hub between Carceral Geographies and Spaces of Transition’, in Katz, I, Martin, D., Minca, C. (eds.) Camps Revisited: Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology, London: Rowman & Littlefield International (with Loris Bacchetta)
  • (2018)‘Camps Reconsidered’, in Katz, I., Martin, D.& Minca, C. (eds.) Camps Revisited: Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology, London: Rowman & Littlefield International (with Irit Katz and Claudio Minca)
  • (2016) ‘Ludic geographies’, in Skelton, T., Horton, J. & Evans, B. (eds) Geographies of Children and Young People. Play, Recreation, Health and Wellbeing.New York: Springer (with Tara Woodyer and Sean Carter)
  • (2015) ‘From spaces of exception to ‘campscapes’: Palestinian refugee camps and informal settlements in Beirut’, Political Geography, 44: 9-18 
  • (2014) ‘#ArabsAndJewsRefuseToBeEnemies: Everyday Geopolitics of Peace’, Antipode, available at http://antipodefoundation.org/2014/10/28/everyday-geopolitics-of-peace/ 
  • (2013) (book review)‘Polarisation and cohesion in divided cities’ (book review), City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory policy, action, 18(3): 363-367
  • (2012) Mid-Term Review: Protecting the Right to Access to Adequate Housing (September 2010-November 2012). Legal Resources Centre(with Sonya Boezak, Sarita Ranchod and Tuli Madi)
  • (2012) (book review) ‘Ganapathy-Doré, G, and Ramsey-Kurz, H. (eds.) On the move. The journey of refugees in new literatures in English’, Hospitality & Society, 3(3): 261-262
  • (2009)‘The new geopolitics of responsibility in Barack Obama's Cairo speech’,Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 27(6): 951-955 (with Sara Fregonese and Adam Ramadan)