Current CV: Nancy Ettlinger.pdf
Interests: Critical Human Geography, Poststuctural Theory and Epistemology, Governance of Neoliberal Life, Culture and Economy, Systems of Production Consumption and Social In/justice.
Current Research: As a critical human geographer I ask: how can critiques of our social, political, economic, and cultural environment offer insights into how to produce change? How are people governed and enrolled in a wide range of societal projects (e.g. neoliberalism, segregation, democracy), and what are the prospects for resistance? What is the relation between subjectivity and change? Underscoring these questions is a concern for the relation between individuals and larger-scale phenomena (firms, institutions, societal projects) and an interconnected view of social, political, economic, and cultural processes.
Recently I have directed the general approach above to identifying, contextualizing, and explaining a new, digital regime of life and work that entails new modes of exploitation, notably of digital labor via various forms of crowdsourcing and firms’ covert capture of consumers’ personal data as they produce a digital footprint through their daily internet practices. I am interested how firms have capitalized on the digital infrastructure and the resultant capital-labor relation, as well as in the affordances of the digital infrastructure for ordinary people in new modes of digital resistance.
Geography 5502 - The Neoliberal City
Geography 5601 - Foucault, Power, Governance
Geography 8100 - Geographic Thought, Graduate Seminar
2020 Dispossessed presumption, crowdsourcing, and the digital regime of work. New Formations, forthcoming.
2017 A relational approach to an analytics of resistance: towards a humanity of care for the infirm elderly – a Foucauldian examination of possibilities. Foucault Studies, 23:108-140.
2017 Open innovation and its discontents. Geoforum 80: 61-71.
2016 The governance of crowdsourcing: rationalities of the new exploitation: Environment and Planning A 48: 2182-2180.
2015 Post/neo/liberalism in relational perspective. Political Geography 48: 37-48 (with C. Hartmann).
2014 "The openness paradigm." New Left Review 89: 89-100.