Doug Specht

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Doug Specht is a Senior Lecturer at the Communication and Media Research Institute, within the University of Westminster. His research examines how knowledge is constructed and codified through digital and cartographic artifacts, centering on development issues. He sits on BSi committee IST/36 Geographic Information, where he focuses on geographic data in the SDGs and on web ontologies. He also holds positions at Media Culture and Society and Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. He is additionally the director of the human rights mapping platform Voz; a trustee of the Santa Rosa Fund; and a core member of the Environmental Network for Central America.

2018

Neogeography, development and human rights in Latin America (2018)
Specht, D. 2018. Neogeography, development and human rights in Latin America. in: Raftopoulos, Malayna and Powęska, Radosław (ed.) Natural Resource Development and Human Rights in Latin America: State and Non-state Actors in the promotion and opposition to extractivism activities London University of London.
From Cartographic Gaze to Contestatory Cartographies (2018)
Specht, D. and Feigenbaum, A. 2018. From Cartographic Gaze to Contestatory Cartographies. in: Bargués-Pedreny, P., Chandler, D. and Simon, E. (ed.) Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age Routledge.

2018

Teaching vicarious trauma in the journalism classroom: an examination of educational provision in UK Universities (2018)
Specht, D. and Tsilman, J. 2018. Teaching vicarious trauma in the journalism classroom: an examination of educational provision in UK Universities. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies . 7 (2), pp. 407-427.
Did You Find the World or Did You Make it Up? Media, Communications and Geography in the Digital Age (2018)
Specht, D. 2018. Did You Find the World or Did You Make it Up? Media, Communications and Geography in the Digital Age. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 13 (2), pp. 1-13.
Geographic Protest: The Role of Counter-Mapping in Supporting Campaigns Against Large-Scale Extractive Projects in Colombia: The Case of La Colosa (2018)
Specht, D. 2018. Geographic Protest: The Role of Counter-Mapping in Supporting Campaigns Against Large-Scale Extractive Projects in Colombia: The Case of La Colosa. Livingmaps Review. 5.

2017

Undressing with the Lights On: Surveillance and The Naked Society in a Digital Era (2017)
Specht, D. 2017. Undressing with the Lights On: Surveillance and The Naked Society in a Digital Era. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 12 (3), pp. 78-90.
Topping up the Trust Fund: restoring public confidence in science (part 3 of a 3 part article) (2017)
Gimenez, J., Waddell, G. and Specht, D. 2017. Topping up the Trust Fund: restoring public confidence in science (part 3 of a 3 part article). Times Higher Education.
Gold, power, protest: Digital and social media and protests against large-scale mining projects in Colombia (2017)
Specht, D. and Ros-Tonen, M.A.F. 2017. Gold, power, protest: Digital and social media and protests against large-scale mining projects in Colombia . New Media & Society. 19 (12), pp. 1907-1926.

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