Marijn Nieuwenhuis: Spatial Sensitivity, Terrestrial Fixity and China’s Territory

Introducing Marijn Nieuwenhuis

Marijn NieuwenhuisMarijn Nieuwenhuis teaches International Relations and Political Geography at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He finished his PhD in late 2013 on the emergence and evolution of modern territory in China. Marijn is currently in the process of converting his PhD into a book. Marijn has since the completion of his PhD become increasingly interested in non-terrestrial understandings of territory. His recent work looks at the idea, medium and concept of air and its relationship to geography. Read more

Ian Klinke: German Energy Security, Belarus, Marxism-Leninism, Post-Cold War Europe

Ian Klinke

Introducing Ian Klinke

Dr Ian Klinke is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford. Read more

Veit Bachmann: European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy

Introducing Veit Bachmann

Veit BachmannDr Veit Bachmann (born in 1979) works at the Department of Human Geography at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is currently the director of the EuroGaps research group that examines external relations and external perceptions of the EU in sub-Saharan Africa and the Black Sea Region. Veit was trained at the University of Plymouth (PhD, 2009), Texas A&M University (MSc 2006) and the Universität Trier (BA 2004). Read more

Simon Reid-Henry: Global Science, Development Ethics, Humanitarianism, Guantanamo

Introducing Simon Reid-Henry

Simon Reid-HenrySimon Reid-Henry is Reader in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He obtained his BA and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Since 2004 he has taught at Queen Mary, University of London, where in 2009 he was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development. Read more

Alasdair Pinkerton: Media geopolitics, BBC Radio, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter

Introducing Alasdair Pinkerton

Alasdair PinkertonDr Alasdair Pinkerton is a Lecturer in Geography & Geopolitics in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is particularly interested in issues related to critical geopolitics, the media, and the ‘international relations’ of public diplomacy. He has developed particular interests in the geopolitics of the South Atlantic (Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile) and South Asia (India and Pakistan). Read more

Sara Fregonese: Urban Geopolitics, Hybrid Sovereignty, international diplomacy

Introducing Sara Fregonese

Sara FregoneseEditor’s note: Publication of this interview marks a milestone in the development of ExploringGeopolitics as Sara Fregonese is the 100th contributor to the website. Many thanks to all scholars that made an effort to make the website so much larger than envisaged at the start!

Sara Fregonese is Birmingham Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham. She grew up in Italy where she obtained a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Cross-Mediterranean Cooperation. Read more

Gerard Toal: Ireland, Bosnia, Russia-Georgia, Global Crash, Pandemic, Nuclear War

Introducing Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail)

Gerard ToalDr Gerard Toal is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region (US). He studied History and Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, between 1979 and 1982. He then studied political geography with Dr John O’Loughlin at the University of Illinois between 1982 and 1984, minoring in Latin American and African Studies. Read more

Martin Müller: Discourse, socio-material practices, bottom-up research, Russia

Introducing Martin Müller

picture MüllerMartin Müller is Assistant Professor for Cultures, Institutions and Markets at Universität St. Gallen in Switzerland and co-founding director of the Center of Governance and Culture in Europe at the same university. Born and raised in Bavaria, he read for a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge and completed his PhD in Human Geography at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. His regional expertise covers Eastern Europe and Russia in particular, where dr Müller has spent more than twelve months doing field research. Read more

Phil Steinberg: ocean, city, art, performance of identity, dynamism of space and time

Introducing Phil Steinberg

Phil SteinbergPhilip E. (Phil) Steinberg is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Florida State University and a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. A U.S. citizen born in suburban New York City in 1965, he received his B.A. in Politics and Third World Studies from Oberlin College in 1987. Read more

Fiona McConnell: Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation, Tibetan government

Introducing Fiona McConnell

picture Fiona McConnellDr Fiona McConnell is a Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Fiona did her undergraduate degree in Geography at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (2004), and obtained her Masters and PhD at Queen Mary, University of London (2010), where she was supervised by Prof. Miles Ogborn. Intersecting with scholarship in political geography, critical international relations and political anthropology, Fiona’s research focuses on issues around issues of sovereignty, state practices and the (re)pluralising of political space. Read more