Dr Julia Corwin

Dr Julia Corwin

Assistant Professor in Environment

Department of Geography and Environment

0207 955 7902
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STC 4.14, St Clement's Building, LSE
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Key Expertise
Global environmental politics, Social and environmental justice

About me

Julia Corwin joined the Department of Geography and Environment in 2018. Her work focuses on the politics of global environmental governance and its relationship to the informal economy and global trade. Her research has focused on global flows of electronic ‘waste’ and their revaluation through economies of repair and maintenance in India, conducted through a patchwork ethnography of local markets understood as significant sites in global capital networks.

Julia holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota. Prior to her entry into academia, Julia worked on urban environmental issues in New York City.


Expertise Details

Repair and maintenance; Electronics and electronic waste; South Asia; Informal economy and trade; Ethnographic methods Urban environments


Corwin, Julia. (2018). “‘Nothing Is Useless in Nature’: Delhi’s Repair Economies and Value-Creation in an Electronics ‘Waste’ Sector.Environment and Planning A 50(1): 14–30. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X17739006

Gidwani, Vinay, and Julia Corwin. (2017). “Governance of Waste.” Economic & Political Weekly 52(31): 44–54.