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Davies, T. and A. Mah, eds (forthcoming, 2019, open access) Environmental Justice and Citizen Science in the Post-Truth Age. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


Davies, T. (2018) "Toxic Space and Time: Slow Violence, Necropolitics, and Petrochemical Pollution." Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Mah, A. and X. Wang (2017) "The Concept of Environmental Justice in China: Limitations and Possibilities." Chinese Journal of Environmental Law 1 (2). pp. 263-272. DOI: 10.1163/24686042-12340016

Mah, A. (2017), "Environmental Justice in the Age of Big Data: Challenging Toxic Blind Spots of Voice, Speed, and Expertise", Environmental Sociology 3 (2): 122-133. Available Open Access:


Toxic News E-Magazine (editorials and articles by Toxic Expertise editorial team: Alice Mah, Thom Davies, Xinhong Wang, Loretta Lou, India Holme, Calvin Jephcote, Thomas Verbeek)

Mah, A. (2016) "The US Love Canal Disaster and its Legacy," China Dialogue, 27 April.

Key Toxic Expertise Team Publications

Dr Alice Mah

Mah, A. (2015) 'Dangerous cargo and uneven toxic risks: petrochemicals in the port of New Orleans,' in Cargomobilities: Moving Materials in a Global Age, eds. T. Birtchnell, S. Savitzky, and J. Urry, Routledge. 149-162.

Mah, Alice (2014) Port Cities and Global Legacies. Palgrave Macmillan.

Mah, A. (2014) 'The dereliction tourist: ethical issues of conducting research in areas of industrial ruination,' Sociological Research Online 19 (4), 13

Mah, A. (2013) 'Lessons from Love Canal: toxic expertise and environmental justice,' openDemocracy, 7 August.

Mah, Alice (2012) Industrial Ruination, Community, and Place. University of Toronto Press. Winner of the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

Dr Thom Davies

Davies, T. (2018) 'Toxic Space and Time: Slow Violence, Necropolitics, and Petrochemical Pollution', Annals of the American Association of Geographers DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2018.1470924

Davies, T. (2015) 'Informality and survival in Ukraine's nuclear landscape: Living with the risks of Chernobyl,' Journal of Eurasian Studies 6: 34-45.

Davies, T. (2015). Nuclear Borders: Informally Negotiating the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces: Practices, Institutions and Networks, 225.

Davies, T. (2013) 'A visual geography of Chernobyl: double exposure,' International Labor and Working-Class History 84: 116–139.

Dr Xinhong Wang

Wang, Xinhong (Cynthia) (2016) 'Request for Environmental Information Disclosure in China: An Understanding from Legal Mobilization and Citizen Activism', Journal of Contemporary China 25 (97).

Wang, Xinhong (Cynthia) (2014) 'Addressing failures of environmental information disclosure through administrative lawsuits in China: the paradox of legal mobilization,' China-EU Law Journal 3: 165-190.