Galen Murton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University with teaching responsibilities in the Geographic Sciences Program. He completed his PhD in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder (2017) with a dissertation that examines the social and geopolitical impacts of infrastructure projects in High Asia with a close focus on road developments between China and Nepal.
“Infrastructures, Risk, and Vulnerabilities in the Trans-Himalaya”. 5th Himalayan Studies Conference. University of Colorado Boulder, CO USA. Sep 1-4.
“Critical Himalaya: International Development, Politics, and Investment in High Asia”. Annual Meeting of the American Association Geographers. Tampa, FL, USA; Apr 9.
“Becoming Rasuwa Relief: Working at the Scholar-Practitioner Interface in Post-Earthquake Nepal”. Development Geography Pre-Conference. Clark University, Worcester, MA USA; Apr 4.
“’A Handshake Across the Himalayas:’ Chinese Investment, Hydropower Development, and State Formation in Nepal in Nepal”. Political Geography Pre-Conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA; Apr 3.
“’A Handshake Across the Himalayas:’ Chinese Investment, Hydropower Development, and State Formation in Nepal in Nepal”. 4th Conference on Development Sociology, Cornell University; Oct 7.
“China’s New Silk Road Project,” Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. San Francisco, CA USA; Mar 29.
“Continued Conversations about Anthropological Engagement and the Nepal Earthquake”. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Denver, CO USA; Nov 20.
“Border Business: Roads, Consumption, and State Formation in Mustang, Nepal”. Annual Conference on South Asia. Madison, WI USA; Oct 23.
“Trans-Himalayan Transformations: Building Roads, Making Markets, and Cultivating Consumption between Nepal and Tibet”. Workshop on Roadology; University of Chongqing, China; Dec 4.
“Natural Resource Use and Infrastructure Development in Inner Asia”. The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers; Tampa, FL, USA; Apr 9.
“Landscape and Policy Transition in Inner Asia”. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Apr 9.
“Bordering Spaces, Practising Borders: Infrastructure, Commerce, and State Institutionalization across the Nepal-China Borderlands”. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40 (April). DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2017.1292616
“Making Mountain Places into State Spaces: Infrastructure, Consumption, and Territorial Practice in a Himalayan Borderland”. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107(2): 526-545. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1232616
Book Review: Fischer, Andrew M. 2014. The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. In Contemporary South Asia 23(1), Winter 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09584935.2014.1001126
Book Review” Harris, Tina. 2013. Geographical Diversions. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. In HIMALAYA: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies 34(1). http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol34/iss1/25
“Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, WI, 17-19 October 2014”. HIMALAYA: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies 35(1), Summer. http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol35/iss1/17/
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