about

Rachel Bok
Department of GeographyUniversity of British Columbia
http://www.geog.ubc.ca/persons/rachel-bok/

2016   —   : PhD, Geography, University of British Columbia
2013-2015: M SocSci, Geography, National University of Singapore
2009-2013: B SocSci (Hons), Geography (and English Literature), National University of Singapore

I am an urban and economic geographer who approaches cities and their global connections, broadly conceived, through registers of political economy. I am also the Student Representative for both the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group (2018 – ) and the AAG Asian Geography Specialty Group (2018 – ).

Situated in debates on global urbanism, critical urban theory, and geographical political economy, my PhD dissertation examines the urban ‘solutions’ industry. It seeks to understand the normalization of ‘best practice’ in relation to the amorphousness of the ‘urban’. I am currently on fieldwork, undertaking a year-long, multi-sited ethnography of the global urban policy network across the porous categories of North and South.

I use this website mainly as a digital repository both to catalog media I find interesting, and to store photographs of the pleasures and whimsies of urban landscapes I encounter while walking through cities.

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  1. Hi Rachel,
    Accidentally, found your site researching ‘territoreality’ and enjoying the articles you’ve assembled. I also used the term “territoreality’ in my PhD dissertation and thought you might be interested. The original version in available online in PDF — and you can search the term from within — at http://www.egs.edu/media/research-database/tracy-ann-essoglou/

    I would be interested in following your work and keeping in touch.
    Let me know,
    Wishes.
    Tracy

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