Spectacles of Decline: A Symposium on the Waning British Empire

Tariq Jazeel

Professor of Geography, University College London

Tariq Jazeel graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA (Hons) in Geography and Environmental Studies. He completed an MA in Cultural Geography, and a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, before working there briefly as a Teaching Fellow. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Human Geography at The Open University, and then taught in the Geography department at The University of Sheffield from 2005 till 2013. He joined UCL in 2013.

Tariq has held visiting attachments at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2005, and 2006), and the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (2012). He has also been a British Academy visiting fellow at L’École Francais d’Extrême Orient, Pondicherry, South India (2012).

He is an Editor of the journal Environment and Planning d: Society and Space, on the Editorial Collective of Social Text, former editor of the journal Antipode, and serves on the editorial boards of Geography Compass: Cultural Geography andSociety and Culture in South Asia. Tariq co-founded and co-directs UCL’s Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, which is based in the College’s Institute of Advanced Studies.

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