Amber is a decolonial political geographer, ethnographer and educator. Her research on resistance and social change in Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia is empirically grounded and integrates the political geographies of environmental and socio-political struggles with decolonial thought and resistance studies. For the last decade, her work has considered the connections between resource extraction (particularly crude oil), social change and the politics of knowledge in Central Africa.
She collaborates within and beyond the university in struggles for epistemic justice and projects to decolonise knowledge. Her radical teaching collaboration with Dr Nokuthula Hlabangane (UNISA) and Dr Steve Puttick (Education, Oxford) is the subject of a short film, ‘Keeping the Fire’: Oxford-UNISA Decolonising Research Methods (available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tePqxTQxGBU).
For more information about Amber's work and for a list of her publications visit her page on the School of Geography and The Environment website. You can follow her on Twitter @Amber.Murrey