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Dr Helen F. Wilson

Associate Professor


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Associate Professor in the Department of Geography407+44 (0) 191 33 41876
Associate Professor of Geographies of Life407+44 (0) 191 33 41876

Biography

Biography and Research

am a cultural and social geographer interested in the geographies and politics of embodied difference – both human and non-human. I joined the Department of Geography in 2017 following a Senior Lectureship at the University of Manchester, and previous positions at the University of Hull and Durham University. I completed a BA, MA, and PhD (2011) at Durham University.

My work is focused on the geographies of encounter; urban life and living; how embodied difference is negotiated, contested, and supported in times crisis, and/or contestation; and manifestations of conflict that fold in questions of race, culture, and species. 

My research interests include: encounterable life; difference; affect and emotion; cultural theory; animal studies; geographies of education; race and racism; multiculture; urban life and living; and the politics of tolerance. My current research explores the fraught politics of coexistence through the case of urban kittiwakes in both the UK and Norway. 

Research groups

Publications

Authored book

  • Wilson, Helen F. (Forthcoming). Robin. Reaktion.

Book review

  • Wilson, Helen F. (2012). Book Review: A Women’s Berlin: Building the Modern City. Urban Studies 49(1): 225.

Chapter in book

  • Wilson, Helen F. (2020). Data Management. In Research Ethics for Human Geography. Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan Sage, London.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2020). Anonymity. In Research Ethics for Human Geography. Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan Sage, London.
  • Lobo, Michele, Kelly, David & Wilson, Helen F. (2020). Participatory Approaches. In Research Ethics for Human Geography. Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan Sage, London.
  • Farías, Mónica & Wilson, Helen F. (2020). Voluntary Spaces. In Research Ethics for Human Geography. Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan Sage, London.
  • Darling, Jonathan & Wilson, Helen F. (2020). Geography and Ethics. In Research Ethics for Human Geography. Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan Sage.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2019). Animal Encounters: a genre of contact. In Animal Encounters: Contact, Interaction and Relationality. Bohm, A. & Ullrich, J. J.B.Metzler.
  • Wilson, Helen F, Burman, E, Miles, S & Warren, S (2019). Other(ed) childhoods: supplementary schools and the politics of learning. In Intersectionality and Difference in Childhood and Youth: Global Perspectives. Von Benzon, N. & Wilkinson, C. Routledge.
  • Wilson, Helen F (2018). On the paradox of 'organised' encounter. In Cultural Encounters as Intervention Practices. Christiansen, Lene Bull, Galal, Lise Paulsen & Hvenegard-Lassen,Kirsten Routledge.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2017). Building Coalitions: Solidarities, friendships, and tackling inequality. In Place, Diversity and Solidarity. Oosterlynck, S., Schuermans, N. & Loopmans, M. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 51-70.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2016). Sonic geographies, sound walks and more-than-representational methods. In The Auditory Culture Reader. Bull, M. & Back, L. Bloomsbury. 163-172.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2016). Encounters. In Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives. Jayne, M. & Ward, K. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 109-121.
  • Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan (2016). The possibilities of encounter. In Encountering the City: Urban Encounters from Accra to New York. Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 1-24.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2016). Encountering Havana: texts, aesthetics, and documentary encounters. In Encountering the City: Urban Encounters from Accra to New York. Darling, J. & Wilson, H.F Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 203-220.

Edited book

  • Wilson, Helen F. & Darling, Jonathan (2020). Research Ethics for Human Geography. Sage.
  • Darling, Jonathan & Wilson, Helen F. (2016). Encountering the City: Urban Encounters from Accra to New York. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Featherstone, David., Wilson, Helen F., Crossan, John & Sanyal, Romola (2017). Book review symposium: Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin. Urban Studies 54(1): 292.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2017). The rise of intolerance? Brexit and the problem with stasis. 25-27.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2017). The Geography of Brexit.
  • Wilson, Helen F. (2016). BREXIT: ON THE RISE OF ‘(IN)TOLERANCE’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (open site)

Supervision students