is a visiting assistant professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. His work takes a justice-centered approach to questions at the intersection of urbanization and the environment. Key areas of focus in his research and teaching are comparative urbanization, environmental justice, and urban humanities. His Beijing-based research attends to these issues through a grounded, primarily ethnographic analysis of the Beijing government’s attempts to manage population and environment at the same time under the state framework of ecological civilization.
Muxia Liu was born in July 1993. Beijing, China. She has received a M.A in Arts and Cultural Management from King’s College London and a B.F.A in General Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College. Muxia’s artistic practice is involved with painting, photography, illustration and mixed media collages where she aimed to minimize the distance between form and content via various approaches. Her works have been exhibited in wide-range of exhibition venues in Beijing, Baltimore and Florence such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Hall. Meantime, her academic research is focus on the curatorial diversity in the context of post-colonial criticism and new internationalism.
Muxia is currently base in Beijing, China, working as a creative solo and has been a member of creative collective “IP 39.116”.