Eden Kinkaid

About Eden Kinkaid

My research interests are wide-ranging. For the last five years, I have been conducting fieldwork in north India on issues of agrarian change, development, organic farming, and environmental governance. This work draws on political ecology, postcolonial thought, and science and technology studies. Alongside my dissertation research, I engage various debates in socio-spatial theory and philosophies of space and the subject. This work issues from a feminist/queer perspective and is particularly focused on gender, sexuality, and embodiment. Additionally, I am increasingly engaged in creative geographies, as a practioner, curator, and scholar, and inspired the ability of creative works to contribute to geographic thought and feminist praxis.

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Research Interests

Rural change, development, agarian identities, organic farming, and environmental governance in north India.

Gender/sexuality, philosophies of space & subjectivity, queer theory, feminist theory.

Assemblage thinking, phenomenology, poststructuralism, philosophies of the 'ontological turn'.

Postcolonial theory/subaltern studies, science and technology studies, political ecology.

Creative geographies, ethnography, qualitative methodologies.

Selected Publications

Articles and book chapters

Kinkaid, E. (2019). Can assemblage think difference? A feminist critique of assemblage geographies. Progress in Human Geography  (0)0, 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/0309132519836162.

Kinkaid, E. (2019). “Rights of nature” in translation: Assemblage geographies, boundary objects, and translocal social movements.  Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. (0)0, 1-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12303.

Kinkaid, E. (2019). Re-encountering Lefebvre: Toward a critical phenomenology of social space. Environment and Planning D, 0(0). DOI:10.1177/0263775819854765

Kinkaid, E. (2019, forthcoming). At the limits of critical geography: Creative interventions into the exclusionary spaces of U.S. geography." Gender, Place, and Culture.
Kinkaid, E., Brain, K., and Senanayake N. (2019). The podcast-as-method? Critical reflections on using podcasts to produce geographic knowledge. The Geographical Review. Special Issue on Challenging Research Methods in  21st Century Geography. DOI: 10.1111/gere.12354.
Kinkaid, E. (2018). Experimenting with creative geographic methods in the Critical Futures Visual Archive. cultural geographies. DOI: 10.1177/1474474018808640. 
Kinkaid, E. (2018). (en)Vision(ing) otherwise: Queering visuality and space in Lefebvre’s Production of Space. GeoHumanities 4(2), 438 – 461. DOI: 10.1080/2373566X.2018.1447496.
Kinkaid, E. and Nelson L (2018). On the subject of performativity: Judith Butler’s influence in geography (forthcoming). Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies.

Online Media

“Can lakes and rivers have rights?” Blog post for Geography Directions.Royal Geographical Society. 2 April 2019. Available at: https://blog.geographydirections.com/2019/04/02/can-lakes-and-rivers-hav...

Book Reviews

Kinkaid, E. (2019). Book review: Transforming Gender, Sex, and Place: Gender Variant Geographies by Lynda Johnston. Journal of Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/08873631.2019.1615228
Kinkaid, E. (2019). Book review: The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century by Kyla Schuller. Gender, Place, and Culture. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2019.1638122
Kinkaid, E. (2018). Book review: The Right to Maim: Debility, capacity, disability by Jasbir Puar. Gender, Place, and Culture.
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Contact Information

Eden Kinkaid
PhD student


In pursuit of PhD, Geography

GWS minor

University of Arizona

M.S. Geography (2017)

Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Environmental and Plant Biology (2013)

Anthropology minor

Environmental Studies certificate

Ohio University Honors Tutorial College