About Us

This research is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. For more information on each of the researchers, please see the following webpages:

Tara-WoodyerDr. Tara Woodyer: 
Principal Investigator

Tara is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Portsmouth.

Tara’s research interests lie at the intersection of cultural and children’s geographies. This research has focused on ludic – or playful – geographies, both in relation to children’s cultural worlds, but also the importance of play across the life course. This research is informed by a particular material sensibility and a commitment to creative methods that allow investigation of embodied practices. See more

Carter PhotoDr. Sean Carter: 

Sean is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Exeter.

Sean’s research interests lie at the intersection of cultural and political geography. In particular, this research has focused on popular culture and geopolitics, most prominently  through an engagment with film. Past research has included the investigation of the the ways in which diasporic communities are involved in re-shaping formal political processes (such as voting), notions of citizenship, and ethical geographies of care and concern. See more

Prof. Klaus Dodds: Co-InvestigatorKD

Klaus is a Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Klaus researches in the areas of geopolitics and security, media and popular culture (especially film theory) and the international governance of the Antarctic and the Arctic. He has published many authored and edited books on critical geopolitics and served on editorial boards for journals concerned with matters of security and geopolitics. See more

Dr. Anna Jackman: 
Research Assistant, based at the University of Exeter (2016-2017).

Dr. Philip Kirby: Associate Research Fellow, based at the University of Exeter (2014 – 2015).

Dr. Diana Martin: Associate Research Fellow, based at the University of Portsmouth (2014 – 2016).

Dr. Cyndi Maurer: Research Assistant, based in the United States (2017).

Dr. Matthew Rech: Associate Research Fellow, based at the University of Exeter (2015 – 2016).

Dr. Rebecca Sandover: Research Assistant, based at University of Exeter (2017).




Header image: Jay Malone (cropped).

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