Dr Mia Bennett

Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Dr Mia Bennett is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. As a political geographer with geospatial skills, she is interested in transportation infrastructure and natural resource development in northern frontiers, namely the Arctic, Russian Far East, and the more remote corridors of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Her work combines ethnographic fieldwork and remote sensing to consider issues such as how local and Indigenous actors leverage geopolitical transformations to attract development to their homelands. In recent years, Bennett’s work has expanded to consider the geopolitics and epistemologies of satellites and remote sensing, leading her to collaborate with colleagues to develop the field of critical remote sensing.