Dr Nina Williams

Lecturer in Cultural Geography


Room 332, School of Science (building 22) UNSW Canberra Campbell ACT 2600 Australia


Nina is a Lecturer in Cultural Geography at UNSW Canberra and member of The Difference Laboratory – an interdisciplinary network of researchers from UNSW Canberra, the Australian National University, and the University of Bristol. Her research interests lie in theorisations of aesthetics, minor creativity and process thinking, particularly as they are derived through the philosophies of Felix Guattari, Gilles Deleuze and Henri Bergson, as well as non-representational theory and post-humanist methodologies. Nina uses these conceptual starting points to develop experimental and collaborative techniques for exploring issues around art and curation; fashion and design; walking and mapmaking; and sonic geographies.   

Nina obtained a BA in Geography at the University of Manchester in 2011. She then moved to the University of Bristol to complete an MSc in Human Geography and a PhD in Human Geography, which she successfully defended in 2017. Since completing her PhD, Nina has worked as a Research Associate in Urban Living in the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol and as a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. She took up her current role as Lecturer in Cultural Geography at UNSW Canberra in February 2019.   

Book Chapters

Williams N, 2019, 'Non-Representational Theory', in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Second Edition), pp. 421 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10747-4

Williams N, 2019, 'Reframing politics in art : from representational subjects to aesthetic subjectification', in Why Guattari? A Liberation of Cartographies, Ecologies and Politics, Routledge

Journal articles

Williams N, 2019, 'Listening', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 44, pp. 647 - 649, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tran.12324

Williams N; Patchett M; Lapworth A; Roberts T; Keating T, 2019, 'Practising post-humanism in geographical research', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 44, pp. 637 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tran.12322

Williams N, 2016, 'Creative processes: From interventions in art to intervallic experiments through Bergson', Environment and Planning A, vol. 48, pp. 1549 - 1564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16642769

Cook S; Davidson A; Stratford E; Middleton J; Plyushteva A; Fitt H; Cranston S; Simpson P; Delaney H; Evans K; Jones A; Kershaw J; Williams N; Bissell D; Duncan T; Sengers F; Elvy J; Wilmott C, 2016, 'Co-Producing Mobilities: negotiating geographical knowledge in a conference session on the move', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 40, pp. 340 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2016.1141397