Hannah Martin

Goldsmiths, University of London

Project Title: The Outlawed Earth’ (on the implications of changes to the legal status of the coca plant).

Supervised by Professor Eyal Weizman.

My doctoral research project, "The Outlawed Earth", investigates the systematic and legally sanctioned eradication of the coca plant in Colombia, which I argue is paradigmatic of the ways in which legal reclassifications produce new objects of contestation and in turn initiate new forms of violence. The research will document the political-legal transformations that have outlawed nonhuman life.