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Nik Heynen, Professor, Department of Geography

Nik Heynen

Research Emphasis:

Urban Geography; Urban Political Ecology; Environmental Justice; Urban Social Movements; Poverty/Inequality; Science and Technology Studies; Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research, Hunger/Food Studies

GCE Committees:

LTER Network-wide Committee Members

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Nik Heynen
210 Field St., Room 204
Geography and Geology Building
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Office Phone:  (706) 542-1954

FAX Number:  (706) 542-2388

E-Mail:  nheynen@uga.edu

Web Page:  http://geography.uga.edu/directory/profile/heynen-nik/

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Hardy, D., Bailey, M. and Heynen, N. 2022. “We’re still here”: An abolition ecology blockade of double dispossession of Gullah/Geechee land. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. (DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2021.1989282)

Hardy, D. and Heynen, N. 2021. "I am Sapelo": Racialized Uneven Development and Land Politics within the Gullah/Geechee Corridor. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. 5(1):401-425. (DOI: 10.1177/2514848620987366)

Heynen, N. 2020. A plantation can be a commons: Re-Earthing Sapelo Island through Abolition Ecology. Antipode. 0(0):20. (DOI: 10.1111/anti.12631)

Hardy, D., Milligan, R.A. and Heynen, N. 2017. Racial coastal formation: The environmental injustice of colorblind adaptation planning for sea-level rise. Geoforum. 87(December 2017):62-72. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.10.005)


Bailey, M. and Heynen, N. 2020. Sweet (and sticky) redemption. In: Scalawag Magazine.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.