Dr Kye Askins

  • Reader (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences)

telephone: 0141 330 2289
email: Kye.Askins@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

I am a critical human geographer with research interests focusing on identity, citizenship, emotions and everyday geographies of agency and resistance. I work from postcolonial and participatory paradigms, with a central aim of actively engaged research that, both theoretically and methodologically, challenges dominant discourses and foregrounds participants as co-producers of knowledge. I am deeply committed to matters of social and environmental justice, to policy engagement and research that is transformative for participants, communities, students and a range of 'publics'.

My research centres around the ways in which identities and politics are mutually constitutive of, in and with space, place, emotions and encounters, in complex and fluid ways. I am currently exploring how mundane geographies dis/enable 'meaningful' encounters between long term residents and newcomers to inner city areas. This work specifically focuses on the role of emotions in social relations, and the ways in which emotion and affect may shift intercultural interactions beyond those in which the 'other' is always already and only different. This work draws on the notion of 'quiet politics' to foreground the potentiality of and desire to 'similarity' - though crucially not a reductivist or simplistically universalist version of sameness, rather as in tension with difference. To this end, I try to work and theorise across categories of ethnicity, gender, class and age, to critically explore the complex issues caught up in a geopolitics of citizenship in and across cities.

 

Biography

Pre-academia, I spent several years in the voluntary sector in the UK and abroad, working first in homeless shelters and latterly in mental health projects. I then studied Environmental Management BSc at Manchester Metropolitan University, after which I spent a few happy years in the community composting sector. Interested in the overlaps across social and environmental issues, I did my PhD in Geography at Durham University, exploring Black and Minority Ethnic communities' perceptions and use of the English National Parks (an ESRC CASE funded studentship, with North York Moors National Park Authority as collaborating partner). I spent a further 9 months at Durham University as RA on the 'Sustainable Waste Management Project' (PI Prof. Harriet Bulkeley), before being a lecturer in Geography at Northumbria University for 9 years. 

 

Teaching

Pedagogic ethos

I am committed to research-led teaching and enabling students as active, lifelong learners. I have experience teaching in lectures, small group seminars, individual tutorials, a range of fieldwork, as well as using innovative methods that include participatory and emotions mapping, group consensus techniques and game playing. I draw on a range of assessment types (exam, essay, reflective diary, visualization, art and performance; having students set their own assignment), recognizing that students have diverse learning styles and capacities. I have experience of writing new modules, and revising degree programmes.

Publications

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Number of items: 38.

2017

Askins, K. (2017) Are we sitting comfortably? Doing-writing to embody thinking-with. In: Moss, P. and Donovan, C. (eds.) Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography. Ashgate: London, pp. 118-130. ISBN 9781472476777 (doi:10.4324/9781315546186)

Burka, M., Askins, K., Mulvey, G., Arnold, P. and McBride, J. (2017) Supporting Asylum Seekers: Building Capacity For Service Provision And Policy Advocacy. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Askins, K. (2017) Bridging the Gap: Building Social Capacities across Glasgow. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Askins, K. (2017) Participatory geographies. In: Richardson, D., Kobayashi, A., Castree, N., Marston, R., Goodchild, M. and Liu, W. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley-Blackwell with Association of American Geographers. (In Press)

Askins, K. and Blazek, M. (2017) Feeling our way: academia, emotions and a politics of care. Social and Cultural Geography, 18(8), pp. 1086-1105. (doi:10.1080/14649365.2016.1240224)

2016

Askins, K. (2016) Emotional citizenry: everyday geographies of befriending, belonging and intercultural encounter. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 41(4), pp. 515-527. (doi:10.1111/tran.12135)

Askins, K. and Mason, K. (2016) Fuller geographies and the care-ful co-production of transgressive pedagogies, or 'Who Cares?'. In: Springer, S., de Souza, M. L. and White, R. J. (eds.) The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt. Series: Transforming capitalism. Rowman & Littlefield International: London. ISBN 9781783486694

Pain, R. et al. (2016) Mapping Alternative Impact: Alternative approaches to impact from co-produced research. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

2015

Askins, K. (2015) Being together: everyday geographies and the quiet politics of belonging. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(2), pp. 461-469.

Askins, K. and Mason, K. (2015) Us and us: agonism, non-violence and the relational spaces of civic activism. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(2), pp. 422-430.

Parks, J. and Askins, K. (2015) Narratives of ethnic identity among practitioners in community settings in the northeast of England. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(1), pp. 92-108. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2013.878464)

Philo, C., Askins, K. and Cook, I. (2015) Civic geographies: pictures and other things at an exhibition. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(2), pp. 355-366.

2014

Askins, K. (2014) A quiet politics of being together: Miriam and Rose. Area, 46(4), pp. 353-354. (doi:10.1111/area.12138_5)

Askins, K. (2014) Being Together: Exploring the West End Refugee Service Befriending Scheme. Project Report. Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

2013

Swords, J., Askins, K., Jeffries, M. and Butcher, C. (2013) Geographic visualisation: lessons for learning and teaching. Planet, 27(2), pp. 6-13. (doi:10.11120/plan.2013.00001)

Williams, A. J., Jeffrey, A., McConnell, F., Megoran, N., Askins, K., Gill, N., Nash, C. and Pande, R. (2013) Interventions in teaching political geography: reflections on practice. Political Geography, 34, pp. 24-34. (doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.03.002)

Askins, K. (2013) Activists. In: Dodds, K., Kuus, M. and Sharp, J. (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics. Series: Ashgate research companion. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 527-542. ISBN 9781409423805

Mason, K. and Askins, K. (2013) COP15 and beyond: politics, protest and climate justice. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 12(1), pp. 9-22.

2012

Pain, R., Kesby, M. and Askins, K. (2012) The politics of social justice in neoliberal times: a reply to Slater. Area, 44(1), pp. 120-123. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01073.x)

Askins, K. (2012) Connectivity, Creativity, Hope, and Fuller Subjectivities: Appreciating the Responses to the Communifesto for Fuller Geographies. Project Report. Antipode Foundation.

Askins, K., Irklis, C. and Chisanga, B. (2012) Community Environment Project: Newcastle Recycling Champions. Project Report. Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Mason, K. and Askins, K. (2012) ‘Us and Us’: Faslane 30 and academic direct action. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 28(4), pp. 282-288. (doi:10.1080/13623699.2012.739045)

2011

Pain, R., Kesby, M. and Askins, K. (2011) Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential. Area, 43(2), pp. 183-188. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2010.00978.x)

Askins, K. and Pain, R. (2011) Contact zones: participation, materiality, and the messiness of interaction. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 29(5), pp. 803-821. (doi:10.1068/d11109)

Hawkins, H. et al. (2011) Organic public geographies: “making the connection”. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 43(4), pp. 909-926. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00909.x)

2010

Fuller, D. and Askins, K. (2010) Public geographies II: being organic. Progress in Human Geography, 34(5), pp. 654-667. (doi:10.1177/0309132509356612)

Pain, R. and Askins, K. (2010) Engaging communities in research. Project Report. Royal Geographical Society.

RAven-Ellison, D. and Askins, K. (2010) Urban earth. In: Mostafavi, M. and Doherty, G. (eds.) Ecological Urbanism. Lars Muller; Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, pp. 84-93. ISBN 9783037781890

2009

Askins, K. (2009) Crossing divides: ethnicity and rurality. Journal of Rural Studies, 25(4), pp. 365-375. (doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2009.05.009)

Askins, K. (2009) ‘That's just what I do’: placing emotion in academic activism. Emotion, Space and Society, 2(1), pp. 4-13. (doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2009.03.005)

2008

Askins, K. (2008) (Re)negotiations: towards a transformative geopolitics of fear and otherness. In: Pain, R. and Smith, S. J. (eds.) Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life. Series: Re-materialising cultural geography. Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 235-248. ISBN 9780754649663

2006

Askins, K. (2006) New countryside? New country: visible communities in the English national parks. In: Neal, S. and Agyeman, J. (eds.) The New Countryside?: Ethnicity, Nation and Exclusion in Contemporary Rural Britain. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 149-172. ISBN 9781861347961 (doi:10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.003.0007)

2005

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Durham County Council SMART Initiative. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Freda the Frog Education Initiative. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Haverton Hill Furniture Reuse Scheme. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Home Composting Promotion in Newcastle. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Newcastle City Council Recycling Centres. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Promotion of Cloth Nappy Use in Durham. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

This list was generated on Wed Sep 20 14:31:14 2017 BST.
Number of items: 38.

Articles

Askins, K. and Blazek, M. (2017) Feeling our way: academia, emotions and a politics of care. Social and Cultural Geography, 18(8), pp. 1086-1105. (doi:10.1080/14649365.2016.1240224)

Askins, K. (2016) Emotional citizenry: everyday geographies of befriending, belonging and intercultural encounter. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 41(4), pp. 515-527. (doi:10.1111/tran.12135)

Askins, K. (2015) Being together: everyday geographies and the quiet politics of belonging. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(2), pp. 461-469.

Askins, K. and Mason, K. (2015) Us and us: agonism, non-violence and the relational spaces of civic activism. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(2), pp. 422-430.

Parks, J. and Askins, K. (2015) Narratives of ethnic identity among practitioners in community settings in the northeast of England. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(1), pp. 92-108. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2013.878464)

Philo, C., Askins, K. and Cook, I. (2015) Civic geographies: pictures and other things at an exhibition. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(2), pp. 355-366.

Askins, K. (2014) A quiet politics of being together: Miriam and Rose. Area, 46(4), pp. 353-354. (doi:10.1111/area.12138_5)

Swords, J., Askins, K., Jeffries, M. and Butcher, C. (2013) Geographic visualisation: lessons for learning and teaching. Planet, 27(2), pp. 6-13. (doi:10.11120/plan.2013.00001)

Williams, A. J., Jeffrey, A., McConnell, F., Megoran, N., Askins, K., Gill, N., Nash, C. and Pande, R. (2013) Interventions in teaching political geography: reflections on practice. Political Geography, 34, pp. 24-34. (doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.03.002)

Mason, K. and Askins, K. (2013) COP15 and beyond: politics, protest and climate justice. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 12(1), pp. 9-22.

Pain, R., Kesby, M. and Askins, K. (2012) The politics of social justice in neoliberal times: a reply to Slater. Area, 44(1), pp. 120-123. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01073.x)

Mason, K. and Askins, K. (2012) ‘Us and Us’: Faslane 30 and academic direct action. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 28(4), pp. 282-288. (doi:10.1080/13623699.2012.739045)

Pain, R., Kesby, M. and Askins, K. (2011) Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential. Area, 43(2), pp. 183-188. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2010.00978.x)

Askins, K. and Pain, R. (2011) Contact zones: participation, materiality, and the messiness of interaction. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 29(5), pp. 803-821. (doi:10.1068/d11109)

Hawkins, H. et al. (2011) Organic public geographies: “making the connection”. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 43(4), pp. 909-926. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00909.x)

Fuller, D. and Askins, K. (2010) Public geographies II: being organic. Progress in Human Geography, 34(5), pp. 654-667. (doi:10.1177/0309132509356612)

Askins, K. (2009) Crossing divides: ethnicity and rurality. Journal of Rural Studies, 25(4), pp. 365-375. (doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2009.05.009)

Askins, K. (2009) ‘That's just what I do’: placing emotion in academic activism. Emotion, Space and Society, 2(1), pp. 4-13. (doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2009.03.005)

Book Sections

Askins, K. (2017) Are we sitting comfortably? Doing-writing to embody thinking-with. In: Moss, P. and Donovan, C. (eds.) Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography. Ashgate: London, pp. 118-130. ISBN 9781472476777 (doi:10.4324/9781315546186)

Askins, K. (2017) Participatory geographies. In: Richardson, D., Kobayashi, A., Castree, N., Marston, R., Goodchild, M. and Liu, W. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley-Blackwell with Association of American Geographers. (In Press)

Askins, K. and Mason, K. (2016) Fuller geographies and the care-ful co-production of transgressive pedagogies, or 'Who Cares?'. In: Springer, S., de Souza, M. L. and White, R. J. (eds.) The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt. Series: Transforming capitalism. Rowman & Littlefield International: London. ISBN 9781783486694

Askins, K. (2013) Activists. In: Dodds, K., Kuus, M. and Sharp, J. (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics. Series: Ashgate research companion. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 527-542. ISBN 9781409423805

RAven-Ellison, D. and Askins, K. (2010) Urban earth. In: Mostafavi, M. and Doherty, G. (eds.) Ecological Urbanism. Lars Muller; Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, pp. 84-93. ISBN 9783037781890

Askins, K. (2008) (Re)negotiations: towards a transformative geopolitics of fear and otherness. In: Pain, R. and Smith, S. J. (eds.) Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life. Series: Re-materialising cultural geography. Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 235-248. ISBN 9780754649663

Askins, K. (2006) New countryside? New country: visible communities in the English national parks. In: Neal, S. and Agyeman, J. (eds.) The New Countryside?: Ethnicity, Nation and Exclusion in Contemporary Rural Britain. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 149-172. ISBN 9781861347961 (doi:10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.003.0007)

Research Reports or Papers

Burka, M., Askins, K., Mulvey, G., Arnold, P. and McBride, J. (2017) Supporting Asylum Seekers: Building Capacity For Service Provision And Policy Advocacy. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Askins, K. (2017) Bridging the Gap: Building Social Capacities across Glasgow. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Pain, R. et al. (2016) Mapping Alternative Impact: Alternative approaches to impact from co-produced research. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. (2014) Being Together: Exploring the West End Refugee Service Befriending Scheme. Project Report. Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Askins, K. (2012) Connectivity, Creativity, Hope, and Fuller Subjectivities: Appreciating the Responses to the Communifesto for Fuller Geographies. Project Report. Antipode Foundation.

Askins, K., Irklis, C. and Chisanga, B. (2012) Community Environment Project: Newcastle Recycling Champions. Project Report. Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Pain, R. and Askins, K. (2010) Engaging communities in research. Project Report. Royal Geographical Society.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Durham County Council SMART Initiative. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Freda the Frog Education Initiative. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Haverton Hill Furniture Reuse Scheme. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Home Composting Promotion in Newcastle. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Newcastle City Council Recycling Centres. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

Askins, K. and Bulkeley, H. (2005) Sustainable Waste Management Project: Promotion of Cloth Nappy Use in Durham. Project Report. Durham University, Durham.

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