Mazen Labban is a human-environment geographer interested in critical social theory, political economy, industrial microbiology and biotechnology, extraction (metals, oil & gas), energy, and waste. Labban is currently working on two books: rethinking the inter-relationships between urbanization, mining, and wasting under modern capitalism; exploring the multiple intersections of various microbes with the circuits of capital.
Labban, Mazen. On the #BeirutBlast: Organized Abandonment and the Environmental Violence of Capital. Capitalism Nature Socialism 31 (4). 2020. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10455752.2020.1831739?journalCode=rcns20
Labban, Mazen. “Oil Spill: Inside the Global Market for Crude.” The American Prospect, 28 Apr. 2020, https://prospect.org/environment/absurd-global-market-crude-negative-oil-futures/.
Labban, Mazen. “Rhythms of Wasng/Unbuilding the Built Environment.” New Geographies 10.2019. https://www.academia.edu/39775756/Rhythms_of_wasting_Unbuilding_the_built_environment