Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
Tel: (709) 864-3098
Fax: (709) 864-3119
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Globalization, Economy & Resources
Sustainable Communities & Regions
- Technology, society & space
- Geographies of electronics production, consumption, and disposal
- Geographies of cyberspace and the Information Age
Malaysia and Southeast Asia
I am fascinated by connections between geography and technology, a theme I pursued in both my postgraduate degrees. My research involves mapping the international trade and traffic of electronic waste. Recently, I began turning my attention to a related set of research interests on the prospects and challenges of 'fair' or 'ethical' trade in rubbish electronics and recycling. More about this work can be found at Reassembling Rubbish.
- BA (1996) in geography at the University of British Columbia
- MA (1999) in geography at Queen’s University
- PhD (2005) in geography at the University of Kentucky
Lepawsky, Josh. 2014. The Changing Geography of Global Trade in Electronic Discards: time to rethink the e-waste problem. The Geographical Journal. DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12077 (Open Access: available here)
Lepawsky, Josh. 2012. Legal geographies of e-waste legislation in Canada and the US: Jurisdiction, responsibility and the taboo of production. Geoforum. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.03.006 (Open Access: available here)
Lepawsky, Josh and Billah, M. 2011. Making Chains that (Un)make Things: waste-value relations and the Bangladeshi rubbish electronics industry. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography. 93 (2), p. 121-139 (Open Access: available here)
Lepawsky, Josh and Mather, C. 2011. From Beginnings and Endings to Boundaries and Edges: rethinking circulation and exchange through electronic waste. Area. 43 (3), p. 242-249 (Open Access: video abstract and paper available here)
Lepawsky, Josh, C. Phan, and R. Greenwood. 2010. Metropolis on the margin: Talent attraction and retention to the St. John’s city-region, Newfoundland. The Canadian Geographer. 54 (3), 324-346.
Lepawsky, Josh and C. McNabb. 2010. Mapping the international trade and traffic of electronic waste. The Canadian Geographer. 54 (2), 177-195 (Open Access: available here)
Smeltzer, Sandra and J. Lepawsky. 2010. Foregrounding technology over politics? Media framings of federal elections in Malaysia. Area. 42 (1), p. 86-95.
Lepawsky, J. 2009. Clustering as anti-politics machine? Situating the politics of regional economic development and Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor. Regional Studies. 43 (3), p. 463–478.
Lepawsky, J. 2008. A Museum, the City, and a Nation. Cultural Geographies. 15 (1), p. 119-142.
Lepawsky, J. & Park, Kyong-Hwan. 2006. 'Cyberspace', in Subhasish Dasgupta (ed.) Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing, p. 110-115.
Park, Kyong-Hwan & Lepawsky, J. 2006. 'Understanding Virtual Communities in Online Games: Limits to Simulacrum', in Subhasish Dasgupta (ed.) Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing, p. 462-467.
Lepawsky, J. 2005. Stories of space and subjectivity in planning the Multimedia Super Corridor. Geoforum. 36, p. 705-719.
Lepawsky, J. 2005. Digital Aspirations: Malaysia and the Multimedia Super Corridor. Focus. 48 (3), p. 10-18.