Shaina Potts

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Shaina Potts

Assistant Professor
Ladder Faculty

Office: 1158 Bunche Hall



(Ph.D, UC Berkeley, 2017) is Assistant Professor in Geography and Global Studies, with research interests in post-colonial sovereign debt relations, transnational legal-financial geographies, and the politics of territory.


Ph.D, UC Berkeley, 2017

B.A., UC Berkeley, 2005


Financial, legal and political geography; development studies; critical global studies.

Selected Publications

(Forthcoming) Potts, Shaina. “Deep Finance: Sovereign Debt Crises and the Secondary Market ‘Fix.’” Economy and Society.

2016 Potts, Shaina. Book review: “Bringing the Law Back in: Legal Power, Form, Time and Space in The Great Leveler.” Environment and Planning A.

2016 Knuth, Sarah and Shaina Potts (2016). “Legal Geographies of Finance Editors’ Introduction.” Environment and Planning A, 48(3) 458–464.

2016 Potts, Shaina. “Reterritorializing Economic Governance: Contracts, Space, and Law in Transborder Economic Geographies.” Environment and Planning A, 48(3) 523–539.

Grants & Awards

2017 Ashby Prize, Environment and Planning A, for the paper: “Reterritorializing economic governance: Contracts, space, and law in transborder economic geographies”