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Personal profile

Biography

I am a human geographer with strong interest in cultural and political theory. My main research projects have focused on the geographies of tourism and travel and on the spatial theories of modernity, including conceptualizations of landscape, place and power. I have also written extensively on the relationship between space and biopolitics, with a particular focus on the work of philosopher Giorgio Agamben and legal theorist Carl Schmitt. In empirical terms, my work has been on Trieste (cosmopolitanism, border thinking, geographies of absence), Morocco (postcolonial geographies of travel) and the Mediterranean more broadly. Recently I have been focusing on camp and carceral geographies, with a particular focus on the archipelago of refugee camps in the Balkan region. 

External positions

Visiting Professor - Cultural Geography Chair Group, Wageningen University

2018 → …

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Outputs 1987 2019

After heritage: critical perspectives on heritage from below

Muzaini, H. (ed.) & Minca, C. (ed.), 2018, Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing. 187 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

cultural geography
Tourism
discourse
society
experience

Camps revisited: multifaceted spatialities of a modern political technology

Katz, I. (ed.), Martin, D. (ed.) & Minca, C. (ed.), 2018, London ; New York: Rowman & Littlefield. 340 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

geography
present
refugee
nationalism
political economy

Hitler's geographies: the spatialities of the Third Reich

Giaccaria, P. (ed.) & Minca, C. (ed.), 2016, Chicago ; London: University of Chicago Press. 378 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Moroccan dreams: oriental myth, colonial legacy

Minca, C. & Wagner, L., 2016, London: I. B. Tauris. 296 p. (International Library of Human Geography; vol. 34)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Colonies
Oriental
Morocco
Geography
Imagining

On Schmitt and space

Minca, C. & Rowan, R., 2016, London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 286 p. (Interventions)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Thought
Thinkers
Spatial History
Sovereign Power
Carl Schmitt

Activities 2002 2019

  • 18 Editorial work
  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Airbnb: the end or the future of cultural tourism?

Maartje Roelofsen (Speaker), Claudio Minca (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Rowman & Littlefield (Publisher)

Claudio Minca (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Critical Tourism Studies-Asia Pacific Inaugural Biennial Conference

Maartje Roelofsen (Speaker), Claudio Minca (Speaker)
5 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Political Geography (Journal)

Claudio Minca (Member of editorial board)
20182020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Geografia e Rivoluzione

Claudio Minca (Keynote speaker)
7 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation