Registered in July 2011, it exists specifically for public benefit and the promotion and improvement of social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of radical and critical geography. To this end it enables the pursuit and dissemination of valuable new knowledge that advances the field by:
[i] Producing Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley, and its companion website, AntipodeOnline.org;
[ii] Making grants to: support conferences, workshops and seminar series; enable collaborations between scholars and activists; and make critical geography a more diverse, equitable and inclusive discipline;
[iii] Arranging and funding: summer schools and other meetings for doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently-appointed faculty; public lectures at international conferences; and the translation of academic publications.
The Foundation currently has 11 Directors/Trustees – Sharad Chari (University of California Berkeley), Michelle Daigle (University of Toronto), LaToya Eaves (University of Tennessee Knoxville), Jack Gieseking (University of Kentucky), Tariq Jazeel (University College London), Katherine McKittrick (Queen’s University), Jenny Pickerill (University of Sheffield), AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield), Brett Story (Ryerson University), Sandie Suchet-Pearson (Macquarie University) and Nik Theodore (University of Illinois at Chicago) – and is managed by its Executive Director, Andrew Kent (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Andy has been Antipode’s Managing Editor since 2007 – he’s been responsible for the publication of more than 70 issues thus far… – and has been the Antipode Foundation’s Executive Director since its registration. He was at the University of Manchester from 2002 to 2010, working with Noel Castree.
Noel and Jane Wills resigned from the Foundation’s board of trustees at the end of April 2015. Noel and Jane were stellar trustees, and part of the Foundation from the beginning. Also there at the very start was Jamie Peck, whose time as a trustee came to end in 2019. Jamie was central to everything the Foundation did for so long, and remains a good friend.
Like Jamie, Nik Heynen and Wendy Larner were at the heart of it all for over a decade, until they stepped down from the board of trustees at the end of April 2020. Nik was a part of the team since 2007, when he organised the inaugural Institute for the Geographies of Justice in Athens, Georgia (and since then, he has organised seven more). Wendy took the lead when it came to negotiating the last two journal publishing agreements with Wiley and establishing the Antipode Foundation as a company and charity (it is difficult to overemphasise how transformative this has been). Both Nik and Wendy have been an unstoppable force behind all the Foundation does, and what’s more they have been an irreplaceable source of support for their colleagues – friends – at the journal and Foundation. They will be missed.
We are also going to miss Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani and Melissa W. Wright. We said so long, and thanks for all the hard work and dedication, to Melissa, Vinay and Paul in April 2021, when they rolled off the Foundation’s board of trustees after a decade of sterling service. We count our blessings, getting to work with such good people.
While much is uncertain at this time, one thing we’re sure of is this: the Foundation’s resources are much needed at the moment, and we’re delighted to have Michelle Daigle, LaToya Eaves, Jack Gieseking, AbdouMaliq Simone, Brett Story and Sandie Suchet-Pearson join the team to help distribute them wisely. Antipode the journal is committed to serving as a venue for radical reflection, generative thinking, and transformative politics for the better days that we hope will come. In the coming months and years, the surpluses it generates will fund, among other things, our new “Right to the Discipline” grants. These will support research and writing, as well as less traditional scholarly forms, by early-career researchers/non-tenure-track scholars and scholars from historically under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions. Their work should make a significant contribution towards transforming 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 as the Antipode Foundation enters its second decade.
Below you’ll find the trustees’ annual reports, which outline the Foundation’s structure, governance and management; its objectives and activities, and achievements and performance; financial reviews; and plans for the future.