Antipode Foundation “Right to the Discipline” grants 2022

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2019/20 rounds of International Workshop and Scholar-Activist Project Awards were cancelled in March 2020—neither events such as conferences, seminar series and summer schools, nor collaborative research with non-academic groups, were possible at the time. In their place, we launched a call for proposals that 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. Given the high standard of the proposals, the final decision was difficult to make (see The “Right to the Discipline” grants returned for 2021/22; following a CFP launched in September 2021, we were stunned not only by the quantity of applications (104!) but also by their quality. We will be funding ten initiatives in this second year, but we could have funded many more. Many thanks, again, to all our applicants, and congratulations to those receiving grants; we’ll look forward to sharing their exciting work in due course…

“The Contested Boundaries and Mythologies of Community Policing: Analyzing Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Safety Partnerships”
Ian Baran (PhD student, University of California, Irvine), Yusef Omowale and Michele Welsing (Southern California Library)

“Black Sense of Place and Ecological Memory in (Un)Inhabitable Environments”
Tianna Bruno (Postdoc, University of Texas—Austin)

“A ‘Latinx Geographies Specialty Group’ In-Person Writing Retreat in Los Angeles”
Madelaine Cahuas (University of Minnesota), Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes (Pomona College), Magie Ramírez (Simon Fraser University), Melva Treviño (University of Rhode Island), Yolanda Valencia (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Diego Martinez-Lugo (PhD student, University of Washington), Edgar Sandoval (Williams College), Cristina Faiver-Serna (Postdoc, University of New Hampshire), and Aída Guhlincozzi (Postdoc, University of Missouri)

“Reimagining ‘Citizen Science’ with Refugees in Camp Environments: Making Geographical Knowledge under Stress”
Grace Chilongo (ShareWorld Open University, Malawi), Brian Simbeye (Independent scholar-activist, Malawi), Ernest Phillimon (ShareWorld Open University, Malawi), and Stanley Chilunga Chirwa (Independent researcher, Malawi)

“Assembling Napo Runa Standpoint and Mobile Cartographies in the Ecuadorian Amazon during Covid-19”
Fredy Grefa (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador), Gabriela Valdivia (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Javier Arce-Nazario (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

“A Gas Industrial Complex: Tracing the colonial cartography of the EastMed pipeline”
Holly Hudson (Independent scholar-activist, London), Charlotte Dick (Independent scholar-activist, London), and Jasper Luithlen (Filmmaker, Anekdote, Brussels;

“The Crowdsourcing Wage Pledge”
Hannah Johnston (Postdoc, Northeastern University) and M. Six Silberman (Software engineer, London)

“Territorial Struggles as Knowledge Production: Radical Geographic Praxes in Colombia”
Zannah Matson (University of Guelph / PhD student, University of Toronto), Laura Correa Ochoa (Postdoc, Rice University), Rudy Amanda Hurtado Garcés (Independent researcher, Colombia), Estefanía Rueda-Torres (MA student / Research assistant, University of Toronto)

“Theorising with taste: Labour, ecology, and fish as food on the Coromandel coast”
Niranjana Ramesh (Postdoc, London School of Economics & Political Science), Bhagath Singh A (Postdoc, French Institute of Pondicherry), and Palanikumar M (Photographer, Tamil Nadu)

“Counter-Mapping Street Vending in Tehran”
Mojgan Tafti (University of Tehran), Ali Tayebi (BHRC—Road, Housing & Urban Development Research Centre, Iran), Morteza Hadi Jaberi Moghadam (University of Tehran)