Human Geography Research Themes
The Human Geography group carry out research within four themes:
- Geographies of emotion and feeling
- Geographies of communities and the everyday
- Spatial politics of change
- Environmental geographies
Research is funded from several sources, including the ESRC, British Academy, AHRC, ERC, EPSRC, DEFRA and the Leverhulme Trust.
Recent Human Geography key achievements
We have been busy here in Human Geography and in the last 12 months we have:
Grants: Had significant grant success, for example, from The Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, Leicester City Council, Darwin Initiative and HEA doctoral studentship
Publications: Published a large number of publications published in highly valued peer-reviewed journals, two monographs, a high profile textbook, many edited collections, and had high blog visibility
Invitations: We have presented papers at Munich University, University of West England, Trinity College Dublin, University of Western Michigan, University of Kansas, NUI Galway, National Playwork Conference (Eastbourne), Warwick Institute of Education, the OU, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Convergences, Linneaus University, Sweden, University of Cambridge, and University of Frankfurt.
Collaboration: We have continued to work together as a team in terms of articles published (Brown, Upton, Kraftl and Pickerill, Environment and Planning A, Barker and Pickerill, Antipode, Madge and Gabriel, Antipode), grant applications, a new edited book edited, and a joint invitation to present at Symposium on Advancing Postcolonial Geography at University of Singapore.
Editor: Kraftl has become the Editor of Childrens Geographies journal, Brown joined the Editorial Board of Geography Compass, and Barker joined the Editorial Collective for Affinities.
PhD examiners: Staff have been external PhD examiners at Lancaster, UCL, Manchester, Durham, RHUL, Edinburgh and Brighton.
External examiners: Staff have taken on the role of External examiner for Geography undergraduate programmes at Bangor University, External examiner for MSc Human Security and Environmental Change at Nottingham Trent University, University of Melbourne, External Examiner for Playwork Masters degrees at Gloucestershire University, and External examiner for Geography undergraduate programmes at EdgeHill university (Dickinson).
Policy: We have given policy advice to North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit, Leicester City Council and Department for Communities and Local Government.
ESRC: Three staff are members of ESRC Peer Review College
Visiting positions: Staff have been Visiting Fellows at Warwick University and Open University, Visiting Professor NEPO – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil (UniCamp), and International Scholar/ Mentor for a Central Asia and Caucasus Research and Training Initiative (CARTI) Fellow from the National University of Mongolia
Events: We hosted a one day workshop on Protest Camps, and we hosted the De/Centering Geographies of education workshop with Loughborough in May