John Hannigan is the author of three books: Environmental Sociology (Routledge, 1995, 2006, 2014), Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern City (Routledge, 1998) and Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Polity Press, 2012). Fantasy City was nominated for the 1999–2000 John Porter Award of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. Environmental Sociology has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese. He is presently working on a new book about the key geopolitical challenges and resource conflicts related to deep oceans. John is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto [UTSC], where he teaches courses in collective behaviour, urban sociology, and environment and society.