Research Team

Dr. Rachael Squire

Rachael is a lecturer in human geography at Royal Holloway University. Her research draws on feminist geopolitical approaches to explore questions related earth futures through a number of key lenses. These include territory, terrain, extreme environments, and nonhuman life. Rachael's research has a particular focus on oceans with a broader interest in practices of experiment during the Cold War. 

Dr. Anna Jackman

Anna is a lecturer in human geography at the University of Reading. She is a feminist political geographer interested in technological visibilities, volumes, relations, and futures. Her current work approaches these issues through the lends of the drone, exploring the 'unmanning' of everyday, urban, and military life in the drone age.

Dr. Johanne Bruun

Johanne is an assistant professor in environmental geography at the University of Birmingham. Her work focuses on the intersection between scientific practice, material politics, and spatialised governance with a particular focus on questions of terrain and territory in places dominated by ice. 

Dr. Rachel Colls

Rachel is an Associate Professor of Human Geography at Durham University. She is a leading feminist geographer whose research focuses on geographies of the body,  and developing critical approaches to 'obesity'. She is currently developing work on weight stigma in health care settings.

Dr. Peter Forman

Peter is an assistant professor at Northumbria University. He is a political geographer interested in the intersections between energy, infrastructural politics, and urban governance. His current research explores the societal implications of the nascent hydrogen transition.

Prof. Harriet Hawkins

Harriet is a cultural geographer and professor of human geography at Royal Holloway. Her research explores the geographies of art works and art worlds. Theoretically, she is interested in the concepts of aesthetics, creativity, and geographical imaginations. Her current research focuses on the underground as a site of/for the formation of new environmental imaginations.

Prof. James Esson

James is a professor of geography at Queen Mary's University, London. His research  focuses on black populations located in the 'conspicuous margins', a term that he uses to describe people and places that, despite their importance and visibility, often exist on the periphery or outskirts of mainstream attention or discourse. He works to explore these conspicuous margins and reveal their hidden narratives.