Simon Springer is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria, Canada.
His research agenda explores the political, social, and geographical exclusions that neoliberalization has engendered, particularly in post-transitional Cambodia, where he emphasizes the spatialities of violence and power.
He cultivates a cutting edge theoretical approach to his scholarship by foregrounding both poststructuralist critique and a radical revival of anarchist philosophy. Simon’s books include The Discourse of Neoliberalism: An Anatomy of a Powerful Idea (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), Violent Neoliberalism: Development, Discourse and Dispossession in Cambodia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Cambodia’s Neoliberal Order: Violence, Authoritarianism, and the Contestation of Public Space (Routledge, 2010). He is co-editor of The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia (Routledge, 2016) with Katherine Brickell, and serves as Managing Editor of ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.