Dr Niall Majury
BSc Hons (Geography) Queens University Belfast 1988
MA University of British Columbia 1990
PhD University of Toronto 1999
Lecturer in Human Geography
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queens University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN,
Northern Ireland, UK
GGY1005 Human Geographies of the Modern World
GGY1006 Geographies of Uneven Development
GGY2024 Field and Research Techniques in Geographical Practice
GGY3041 Geographies of Global Finance
GAP7006 Qualitative Methodologies
GAP7017 Landscape and Economy
Advisor of Studies.
Head of Undergraduate Teaching - Geography Director of Erasmus and Study Abroad Programmes Assistant Director, Centre of Canadian Studies
I am an economic geographer with research interests in the construction and governance of markets. Of special interest is the relation between technological innovation, liberal logics and the concrete organization of markets. This has included a study of the enrolment of communication and information technologies into securities markets, focusing on the implications of the development of screen-based trading environments for securities exchanges and the architecture of the markets within which they operate. A new project currently being developed explores the discursive power of idea of transparency as a regulative principle within securities markets, the sites in which it is encountered and the ways that it is translated into practical arrangements.
Key words: economic geography; market making; technical innovation; governance; global finance; investment banking; securities exchanges.
Ruffell A, Majury N and W.E. Brooks (in press) Geological fakes and frauds, Earth-Science Reviews xxx(2012) xxx-xxx
Majury, N (under review) 'Trusting the numbers': mineral prospecting, raising finance and the governance of knowledge, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
Majury, N (2012) Economic landscapes, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography (2nd edition), edited by Nuala Johnson, Richard Schein and Jamie Winders, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Kumar, S and Majury, N (2008) Habitat for Humanity: Calibrating Best Practice Against the Millennium Development Goals (Report commissioned for HFH NI)
Majury, N (2007) Technology and the architecture of markets: reconfiguring the Canadian equity market, Environment and Planning A, volume 39, no. 9
2001 Foundation for Canadian Studies (UK): Geographies of Finance. £2250
2003 Foundation for Canadian Studies (UK): Grounding Flows, Enacting Knowledge. £650
2008 Habitat for Humanity NI: HFH: Calibrating Best Practice Against the MDGs. (£2,500 with Dr. S Kumar)
2008 Department of Foreign and International Affairs (Canada): Mineral Prospecting, Financial Speculation and Regulating Grounds for Belief I. ($7,000 with Prof. S. Royle, Dr. J. McKInley and Dr. A. Ruffell)
2009 Department of Foreign and International Affairs (Canada): Mineral Prospecting, Financial Speculation and Regulating Grounds for Belief II. ($10,000 with Prof. S. Royle, Dr. J. McKInley and Dr. A. Ruffell)