Antipode Foundation “Right to the Discipline” grants 2021

It was with heavy hearts that we cancelled last year’s International Workshop and Scholar-Activist Project Awards in March 2020, so we were thrilled to launch a call for proposals in September, offering grants of up to GBP 10,000 to support those struggling for a “right to the discipline”:

Acknowledging that too many are still “outside the project” of radical/critical geography, and that Covid-19 has served to further sharpen exclusionary boundaries, our call sought to hear the cries, and amplify the demands, from those seeking thoroughgoing change within and beyond the spaces of our discipline. We invited proposals for research and writing, as well as less traditional scholarly forms, that might find a home in the pages of Antipode the journal, Antipode’s Book Series, and/or our website This work will, we hope, make a significant contribution towards transforming radical/critical geography into something more diverse, equitable and inclusive, making space for the voices of silenced or unheard struggles and emerging movements, pushing debates forward in novel ways or taking discussions in new directions.

We were stunned by the response to the CFP, and the 92 applications we received generated a lot of discussion (apologies again for the time this took!). Given the high standard of the proposals, the final decision was difficult to make. Today we’re delighted to announce that ten grants will be made, and we’ll be sharing here the exciting work produced in due course…

“Geographies of Exclusion and Vulnerability in Urban Harare, Zimbabwe under COVID 19: Intersectional Analysis of Women’s Experiences of Sexual Gender-Based Violence in Lockdown Conditions” – Manase Kudzai Chiweshe (University of Zimbabwe) and Sandra Bhatasara (University of Zimbabwe)

“The Freedom Mapping Institute: Connecting People and Places for Abolition” – Carrie Freshour (University of Washington, Seattle), Cassandra Butler (Free Them All), Jin-Kyu Jung (University of Washington, Bothell), Melanie Malone (University of Washington, Bothell), JM Wong (Free Them All) and Emma Jean Slager (University of Washington, Tacoma)

“Geographies of Racialized US Homelessness” – Erin Goodling (Western Regional Advocacy Project / independent scholar-activist)

“The Struggle for Xolobeni: Postcolonial Environmental Injustice or Crisis of Democracy?” – Hali Healy (University of Johannesburg) and Orthalia Kunene (independent scholar-activist)

“A Feminist Counter-Mapping of Debt” – Liz Mason-Deese (independent researcher and translator), Lucía Cavallero (University of Buenos Aires) and Verónica Gago (University of Buenos Aires; Universidad Nacional de San Martín; and CONICET)

“Fi Wi Road (Our Road): Freeing Up Futures for Black British Geographers” – Pat Noxolo (University of Birmingham; Race, Culture and Equality Working Group of the RGS-IBG; and Society for Caribbean Studies) and Cynthia Nkiruka Anyadi (Black Geographers)

“Refusing Violence: Creating Joy through Black Artmaking” – Lisa Palmer (De Montfort University), Agostinho Pinnock (Loughborough University) and Chris Ivey (filmmaker)

“Activist Epistemologies and Site-Specific Histories of Resistance Beyond the Classroom” – Tara Povey (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Connie Bell (Decolonising the Archive)

“Transnational Infrastructures of Resistance: From Empire to Occupation” – Raktim Ray (University College London), Ufaque Paiker (Ashoka University), Srilata Sircar (King’s College London)

“A ‘Puerto Rico Reading Collective’ In-Person Writing Workshop in Puerto Rico” – Joaquín Villanueva (Gustavus Adolphus College), Karrieann Soto Vega (University of Kentucky), Aurora Santiago Ortiz (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Daniel Nevárez Araujo (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Sarah Molinari (CUNY Graduate Center), Jorell Meléndez Badillo (Dartmouth College), Pedro Lebrón Ortíz (17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos), Mónica Jiménez (University of Texas, Austin), Adriana Garriga López (Kalamazoo College), Marie Cruz Soto (New York University) and José Atiles-Osoria (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)