Publications

Forthcoming

  • Burgum, S. Squatting London. Pluto Press.
  • S.Burgum & K.Higgins (eds). How the Other Half LivesManchester University Press.

2020

This City is an Archive: Squatting History and Urban Authority. Journal of Urban History. [open access]
An early version of this paper was also presented to the Urban Institute, Sheffield.2019

Squatting, Trespass, and Direct Housing Action - A Report of 'Making Space'. Radical Housing Journal. 1.1
A report on the Making Space Exhibition, which toured Temporary Autonomous Art (Sep 2019), Glastonbury Festival (June 2019), University of Brighton (June 2019), Leeds Beckett University (March 2019), New Roots Co-operative Sheffield (Jan-Feb 2019), ESRC Festival of Social Sciences Union St Cafe (Nov 2018). Magazine: 'Making Space: Squatting and Trespass' Now Then Magazine, Issue #128. Blog: 'Making Space: An Exhibition of Squatting, Trespass, and Direct Housing Action' Art/Law Network.
  • Talk: 'London's Interstices: The Housing Crisis and Squatter Citizenship in the Global North'. 
    RC21 Annual Conference, Delhi, India. (Sep 2019).
  • Panel: convening 'Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting & Trespass' with Alex Vasudevan.
    RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London (Aug 2019). [Call for papers]
  • Talk: Squatting Forum at the Extinction Rebellion East London Uprising, Guerilla Garden. 13-14th July 2019.
  • Talk: Squatting in Grey Spaces: Informality and Negotiating Housing in Contemporary London. 
    A Right to Home? University of Brighton. 7th Jun 2019.
  • Blog: Public Book Discussion: Vasudevan's 'Autonomous City'. Urban Institute Blog.
  • Talk: 'Squatting London - A History of the Present'. CURB Seminar Series, University of York. 30th Jan 2019.

2018

Occupying London, Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility. Routledge.
First chapter free on
Google Books. Review: Teo Todorova for Antipode. Review: Pete 'the temp' Bearder for TCS.

From Grenfell Tower to the Home Front: Unsettling Property Norms Using a Genealogical Approach. Antipode. [open access]
Shortlisted for the Thinkhouse Early Career Researcher’s Prize 2019.
 An outline of the paper (and slides) is available on this blog: 'The Died Because They Were Poor' Periferies Urbanes. [Spanish Italian Catalan]. Versions of this paper were also presented at: Temporary Autonomous Art Exhibition (London, May 2018)SqEK annual conference (Sicily, June 2018)Peaks and Troughs workshop (Sheffield, June 2018); AESOP Annual Congress (Gothenburg, July 2018). 

2017


2016

Occupying London: Post-Politics or Politics Proper? Fast Capitalism. 13.1
Versions of this paper (as part of my PhD research) were also presented at: 3rd Annual BSA Early Career Theorists Symposium, Goldsmiths. 29th May 2015. BSA Regional Event: Youth Activism and Resistance. University of Leicester. June 2014. PG Workshop, 21st International Critical Theory Conference, Charles University Prague, May 2014. 19th Alternative Futures and Political Protest Conference, Manchester Met, April 2014. Departmental Seminar, University of Lisbon, March 2014. Social and Political Critique in an Age of Austerity, University of Keele. 12th Feb 2014.


2015

Campus Politics, Student Societies and Social Media. The Sociological Review. 63, 4, 820-839
Also published as an academic blog: 'Campus Politics, Student Societies and Social Media'The Sociological Review.

The Branding of the Left: Between Spectacle and Passivity in an Era of Cynicism. Journal for Cultural ResearchA version of this paper was also presented at: Departmental Seminar, University of Liverpool, May 2014.


2014


2013

2012