Centre for Critical and Creative Geographies

The Centre for Critical and Creative Geographies draws together social science, geohumantities and critical GIS research at Leicester. The group is organised around three overlapping research themes: Environmental Governance and Social Justice; Planetary Urban and Rural Transformations; and Everyday Geopolitical Lives. The department has a long tradition of critical research which questions established understandings by offering a contrapuntal perspective, looking at the world outside conventional frames of reference. This work addresses substantive research questions in many different sub-disciplines of geography, but what unites it is this critical perspective and an application of innovative and creative methodologies.

We have an excellent track-record of research funding (see the research themes for details) from UK Research Councils, major charities, government departments, the European Union, international trusts and foundations, and a wide variety of other external sources.

The group is very active in the discipline: we are editors of the following journals (Geoforum; Geography Compass; Social & Cultural Geography); we sit on the following editorial boards (Emotion, Space and Society; Geography Compass; Transactions of GIS); we sit on the ESRC Peer Review College (Lees; Phillips), the ESRC Future Leaders Panel (Lees 2015 - 16).

Research Themes

Environmental Governance and Social Justice

Planetary Urban and Rural Transformations

Everyday Geopolitical Lives



Our research is supported by a state of the art Creative Research Methods Lab, a Virtual Reality Theatre, and the Pete Fisher Unit for GIScience.

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