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Appointment
  • Professor of Political Geography
  • Dept of Geography
  • Faculty of S&HS
Biography
2011-Present:
Reader in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University College London

2007-2011:
Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University College London

2003-2007:
Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University

2007-2009:
Post-graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCL

1999-2003:
PhD in Geography, Florida State University

1998-1999:
MA in International Affairs, Florida State University

1994-1998:
BA in Political Science/International Studies, Jacksonville University

Research Summary

Co-Editor: Aether: The Journal of Media Geography
Editorial Board Member: Political Geography; Professional Geographer; Social and Cultural Geography; The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship;  Focus on Geography

I am the author of Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero: Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics (Temple University Press, 2013), Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) and the co-editor of Mapping the End Times: American Evangelical Geopolitics and Apocalyptic Visions (Ashgate, 2010).

Please contact me if you are interested in conducting PhD study in any of the following topics, or if you have an innovative and different idea in which you think I might be interested:

  • Geopolitics, critical and materialist
  • Critical approaches to diplomatic studies
  • Geographies of media, especially comic books
  • Religion and (geo)politicsUndergraduate teaching:
  • Global Geographies (Geopolitics module)
  • Political Geography and Geopolitics (team-taught)
  • Popular Culture and Geopolitics (offered in alternate years)


Graduate teaching:

  • Approaches to Globalisation
  • Issues in Globalisation
  • Visual Methods lecture in Social Science Research Methods
Teaching Summary
Undergraduate teaching:
  • Global Geographies (Geopolitics module)
  • Political Geography and Geopolitics (team-taught)
  • Popular Culture and Geopolitics (offered in alternate years)


Graduate teaching:

  • Approaches to Globalisation
  • Issues in Globalisation
  • Visual Methods lecture in Social Science Research Methods
Appointments
2011 – 2014 Reader in Human Geography Geography University College London, United Kingdom
2007 – 2011 Lecturer in Human Geography Geography University College London, United Kingdom
2003 – 2007 Assistant Professor of Geography Geology and Geography Georgia Southern University, United States
Academic Background
1998 BA Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Jacksonville University
  FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
2009 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Education not elsewhere classified University College London
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Geography Florida State University
1999 MA Master of Arts – International Relations Florida State University
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