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Is supervised by

Professor Ben Anderson  

Dr. Aya Nassar

Project Description

In a consumer society where wants and needs may be instantly fulfilled, waiting for anything seems increasingly like an anachronism. And yet whether in relation to flows of people or things, or the work of bureaucracies, spaces of waiting proliferate and are integral to how our society of connections and circulations functions. The study examines how the practice of waiting is embodied, with a particular focus on the lived experience of furlough. It will attempt to move forward conceptualisations of waiting as an interruption, towards considering waiting as a form of affective-sensorial-material feeling. It is intended that the study will have impact within and outside the mobilities literature.

Research interests

  • Waiting, affect, materiality, sensory responses


Book review

Chapter in book

Journal Article