Research

The Centre supports several research strands with a focus on global development and international relations. For current projects please visit the biographies of our team members.

Click on the project titles below to find out more about our past projects:

The Geopolitical Ecology, Renewal Energy and Lithium in the South American Salt Flats

Lithium-ion batteries play a key role in the use of electric vehicles and in large energy storage systems. Lithium is a strategic resource, control of which is of great interest politically and economically. The extraction of lithium is complex and creates a number of challenges. This research focuses on the impact of lithium mining in the South American salt flats and considers the many implications of the development of this industry.

Archives of the Disappeared

This is an interdisciplinary initiative that addresses the challenges of researching communities, social movements, spaces, literatures and lifeworlds that have been suppressed or annihilated through acts of colonial, economic, and state violence.