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Nate Eisenstadt awarded ESRC grant to study autonomous spaces

27 January 2012

Nate Eisenstadt, PhD student in Human Geography, has been awarded ESRC funding to study autonomous spaces and post-anarchist subject formation in the US. 

Nate Eisenstadt, PhD student in Human Geography, has been awarded ESRC funding to study autonomous spaces and post-anarchist subject formation in the US.  The award will allow Nate to study and travel in New York and the East Coast of America where he will engage with key scholars and activists working in the political and theoretical geographies of anarchism and collective autonomy.  Based as a visiting student at the prestigious Graduate Centre at CUNY (The City University of New York), the grant will enable Nate to develop and disseminate his research in New York City, and further afield at the Anarchist Studies Initiative in SUNY (State University of New York) - Cortland. While in the US, Nate will also present his research at the University of Georgia, at Clemson University in South Carolina to the noted anarchist studies scholar Prof. Todd May, and in February, at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in NYC.

Working with Wendy Larner and Mark Jackson, Nate researches how anarchist spatial practices constitute spaces of resistance, and importantly, how they experiment with alternatives to capitalist consumption patterns to produce new possibilities for everyday lived social relations.