Core Group

Rhys Williams is Director of the Infrastructure Humanities Group. He works on the narratives, aesthetics, poetics, politics, and infrastructures of sustainable and just futures, with a focus on food and energy. 

Alexandra Campbell is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Environmental Cultures at the University of Glasgow and Fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre. Her current monograph project, Poetics and Logistics: Infrastructure, Insurgency and the Intimacy of Form, interrogates the lived terrains and emergent grammars of struggle as they materialize in and against logistical infrastructures of circulation and supply. With Dr Henry Ivry and Dr Max Karpinski she is co-author of Sounding Off: Sonic Revolt, Insurgent Listening, Abolition Ecologies. In addition to her work on logistics and insurgent acoustics she is interested in offshore transition and marine energy cultures.  

Farai Chipato is a lecturer in Black Geographies at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include Black social and political thought, the Anthropocene and International development. He is the author of the book The Black Horizon: Race, Coloniality, and Disavowal in the Anthropocene, with Prof. David Chandler, and is currently working on a book project on democracy and civil society in Zimbabwe.

Fred Carter is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow and Fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre, Munich. His current monograph project, Poetry & Energy After 1973, traces the emergence of a poetics of exhaustion and politics of refusal against intersecting crises of petroleum, productivity, and social reproduction. With Jeff Diamanti, he is co-director of the practice research residency FieldARTS and his first poetry chapbook, Outages, is forthcoming with Veer2.

Henry Ivry is a Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century Literature. He is currently working on two infrastructural projects. The first is a monograph tentatively titled, Beneath, Behind, Before: Infrastructure and Insurgency in the African American Imaginary and details the infrastructural history, politics, and aesthetics of African American literature from the mid-18th century to the present. The second project,  “Sonic infrastructures,” names both the acoustic aesthetics of infrastructure and the infrastructure of the acoustic. This research takes myriad forms, including a co-authored book, Sounding Off: Sonic Revolt, Insurgent Listening, Abolition Ecologies, with Dr Alexandra Campbell and Dr Max Karpinski, an ongoing series of workshops with Clyde Built Radio titled Outwith, and a community-based project, “Future Music Infrastructures,” bringing together promoters, radio station owners, arts organizations, artists, and academics. 

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