I’m Leila and I’m a senior lecturer in Human Geography here at the University of Brighton, and a cultural and political theorist. This means that I look at theoretical approaches to the understanding of power, and in particular, the relationship between forms of power, and cultural representations and practices.
I’m involved with the Authority Research Network, a research collective spanning the UK, Ireland, the USA and Brazil. We look into questions around the experience and aesthetics of authority, bodies and authority, work and alienation, political activism, alternative voices of authority and the idea of the commons.
These ideas are central to Human Geography, and you can find out more about them in some of mine and my colleagues’ blog posts for the Authority Research Network.