Daniel Banoub

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Geography
Memorial University
Email: d.banoub@mun.ca
Twitter: @dbanoub
Office: SN 1034







I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow interested in the geographical political economy of global fishing. I recently completed my PhD in Geography at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Noel Castree and Professor Erik Swyngedouw. Using archival and secondary sources, my dissertation examined scientific, technological, and organizational innovations in Newfoundland’s saltfish industry between 1887 and 1937. I sought to understand how the materiality of fish and ocean-space shaped capital accumulation and how it was reshaped by capital in fin-de-siècle Newfoundland. Building on my historical work, my postdoctoral research project will examine the political economy of fish health and disease in Newfoundland and Labrador’s contemporary aquaculture industry, focusing on an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) on Newfoundland’s south coast in 2013. This project will examine the neoliberalization of environmental regulation, and will hope to contribute to political debates over the future of intensive aquaculture on Canada’s east coast.


PhD University of Manchester, Geography (2012-2016)
MA York University, Social Anthropology (2009-2011)
BA (Hons) Memorial University, Anthropology (2005-2009)

Research Interests

Environmental geography, geographical political economy, historical geography, fisheries and aquaculture, Newfoundland and Labrador


Banoub D 2017 (in press) Natural Resources Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography Richardson D, Castree N, Goodchild M, Liu W, Kobayashi A & Marston R eds Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford and Malden

Arboleda M and Banoub D 2016 Market Monstrosity in Industrial Fishing: Capital as Subject and the Urbanization of Nature Social and Cultural Geography 1-19 DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2016.1266025

Bavington D and Banoub D 2016 Marine Fish Farming and the Blue Revolution: Culturing Cod Fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada London Journal of Canadian Studies 31(1) 35-44

Banoub D 2015 Fish stocks in crisis: Why can’t we exploit fish sustainably? Geography Review 28(3) 10-14

Banoub D 2014 Book Review: Saving global fisheries: reducing fishing capacity to promote sustainability by Barkin S and DeSombre E R Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32(1) 187-188

Banoub D 2014 Book Review: Fields and Streams: Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science by Lave R Progress in Human Geography 38(4) 628-629

Banoub D 2012 Fogo Island Arriving: An Anti-Essentialist Reading of the Production of Place Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 27(1) 33-62

Selected conference presentations

April 2015 (Re)making fish: nature and capital in Newfoundland and Labrador’s cod fishery American Association of Geographers Annual Conference Chicago, IL

May 2014 Making Fish: Deborah Wickwire’s “Cod” and the Political Economy of Cod Production in Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Canadian Studies Conference Fredericton, NB

August 2013 Aquaculture as an Accumulation Strategy Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference St. John’s, NL



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