2 April 1968|
Bury, Greater Manchester,
|Education||University of Oxford, (BA); University of British Columbia (MA, PhD)|
|Occupation||Geographer at University of Manchester (Marxist political economy, political economy of nature)|
Noel Castree FAcSS (born 2 April 1968) is a British geographer whose research interests are in capitalism-environment relationships. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Progress in Human Geography.
Castree was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, UK and has a BA in Geography (first class honours) from the University of Oxford, and an MA (1992) and PhD from the University of British Columbia (May, 1999). He taught for 5 years at Liverpool University before joining the University of Manchester in 2000 and becoming a Professor of Geography in the School of Environment and Development in 2004. In January 2014 he joined the University of Wollongong in Australia, in a new Department of Geography & Sustainable Communities. He returned to Manchester University in late 2017.
His "principal interests are in the political economy of environmental change, regulation and contestation". He has sought to develop and apply Marxian approaches to understanding a range of environmental problems, with an emphasis on understanding the meaning and limits of 'commodification'.". One of his main intellectual contributions to the discipline of geography is advancing the concept of "social nature"; another is anatomizing the 'neoliberalisation of nature'. He has served twice as a managing editor of peer review journals, once for Antipode and more recently for Progress in Human Geography.
- In 1993 Castree received a Governor General of Canada's Gold Medal for his master's degree performance at UBC. In 2005, he received the Gill Memorial Award from the Royal Geographical Society. In 2012 he was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Science and was, in 2008, chair of the RGS-IBG conference held in London.
- Castree N. 2014. Making sense of nature. London and New York: Routledge.
- Castree, N. 2005. Nature: the adventures of a concept. London: Routledge. Ch.1
- Castree, N., Coe N., K. Ward & M. Samers. 2004. Spaces of work. London & Thousand Oaks: Sage.
- Castree, N., Hulme, M. & Proctor, J. (eds.) 2018 A Companion to Environmental Studies London: Routledge
- Richardson, D., Castree, N. et al. (eds.) 2017 International Encyclopedia of Geography (in 15 volumes) Malden: Wiley Blackwell.
- Castree N. and D. Gregory (eds.) 2011. Human Geography. Major Works in Social Science, the Humanities and the Physical Sciences. London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.
- Castree N., P. Chatterton, N. Heynen, W. Larner & M. Wright (eds.) 2010. The point is to change it. Antipode Book Series. Oxford and Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Castree N., D. Demeritt, D. Liverman & B. Rhoads (eds.) A Companion to Environmental Geography. Oxford and Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
- R. Kitchin, N. Thrift, N. Castree, M. Crang and M. Domosh (eds.) 2009. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- Castree, N., D. Gregory (eds.) 2006. David Harvey: a Critical Reader. London and New York: Blackwell.
- Castree, N., A. Rogers, D. Sherman (eds.) 2005. Questioning geography: essays on a contested discipline. Oxford and New York: Blackwell.
- Castree, N., B. Braun (eds.) 2001. Social nature: theory, practice and politics. Oxford and Malden: Blackwell.
- Braun, B. and Castree, N. (eds.) 1998. Remaking reality: nature at the millennium. London & New York: Routledge.
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