Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 6:00 pm – Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 6:30 pm
Professor Michael Woods – [Re]-Assembling Place in the Global Countryside
Date: Wednesday 31st October
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, LT33
Tickets: Free - available on Eventbrite at https://mla-open-lectures-michael-woods.eventbrite.com
Michael woods is Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University and Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). His main research interests concern change in contemporary rural societies and localities, especially questions around how globalization works through rural places to create an emergent ‘global countryside’, which he has been exploring in a Europoean Research Council Advanced Grand, GLOBAL-RURAL involving research in 14 different countires around the world.
He is also currently involved in research on civil society and communities (ESRC WISERD/Civil Society research centre), terrirorial inequalities and spatial justice (IMAJINE project) and rural-urban synergies (ROBUST project). He is Editor of the Journal of Rural Studies and has written or edited a number of books including; Contesting Reality: Contemporary Rural Politics in Britain (Ashgate, 2005); and the textbooks, Rural Geography (Sage, 2005) and Rural (Routledge, 2011).
Part of the MLA Open Lecture Series.