Lachlan Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before moving to Hong Kong he held a post-doctoral fellowship in the construction component of the On the Move Partnership. An urban and cultural geographer by training, Lachlan’s research interests include geographies of policy change, mobility studies (including work-related mobilities and urban transport), and cultural heritage. His PhD research explored shifting terrain of heritage politics in post-handover Hong Kong through a policy mobilities lens.
As a Co-Investigator of the On the Move Partnership, Lachlan has led research on employment-related geographical mobility in Newfoundland and Labrador’s construction industry. Key themes in this research include the impact of economic volatility and labour market contraction on worker mobilities, and the intersection of mobility with the gender dimensions of construction work and workplaces.
Barber, L.B. (2020). Governing uneven mobilities: Walking and hierarchized circulation in Hong Kong. Journal of Transport Geography, 82.
Barber, L. (2019) “Automobility and masculinities between home and work: trucks as the ‘new normal’ in Newfoundland and Labrador”. Gender, Place and Culture 26(2): 251-271.
Neis, B., Barber, L., Fitzpatrick, K., Hanson, N., Knott, C., Premji, S., & Thorburn, E. (2018). Fragile synchronicities: diverse, disruptive and constraining rhythms of employment-related geographical mobility, paid and unpaid work in the Canadian context. Gender, Place & Culture 25(8), 1175-1192.
Barber, L. (2018) “Inside the Mobilities Regime of Newfoundland and Labrador’s SPO projects: Worker Experiences of Rotational Work.” Labour/Le travail 81 (Spring 2018).
Barber, L. (2016) “Construction-phase extended commuting and uneven regional development: Work, households and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador’s new extractive economy,” The Extractive Industries and Society Volume 3, Issue 3, 640-648.
Barber, L. (2014) “(Re)Making heritage policy in Hong Kong: A relational politics of global knowledge and local innovation.” Urban Studies 51(6):1179-1195.
Barber, L. (2013) “Making meaning of heritage landscapes: The politics of redevelopment in Halifax, NS.” The Canadian Geographer 57(1): 90-112.