Welcome to the home of Northumbria University’s Social and Cultural Geographies Research Group.

Research in this area embraces a range of interests across human geography at Northumbria University, whilst incorporating links with cognate social science subjects and encompassing relationships with organisations outside of academia.

Staff associated with this group are primarily interested in the co-production of space, identities, difference and inequalities through a range of geographical contexts across the UK, Europe and beyond. The group is concerned with both the development and application of critical geographical theory in this area, but also committed to spatial justice and the public utility of research through grounded methodologies, practical application and multiple forms of dissemination.

Funding has been secured from a range of sources including the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Union, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, third sector organisations and local government.

Current areas of research includes: creative industries; geographies of crime; geopolitics; labour geographies; media convergence; migration and everyday b/ordering; platform capitalism; sex work; visual methodologies.

Membership of the group stretches across all four Faculties of the University.

Latest blog 20/6/18 – Can cryptocurrencies save Indonesia’s carbon forests?

Latest blog 24/5/18 – GE0242 – Geopolitics of Ethnic Identities Playlist

Latest blog 21/3/18 – Geophotography Show

Latest blog 16/3/18 – The emotional geographies of the Zimbabwean diaspora in a post-Mugabe era

Latest blog 5/3/18 – AAG Conference Session – Media and Disasters

Latest blog 21/2/18 – The Intersection of Race, Class and Politics on Tyneside, 1918-1962

Latest blog 5/2/18 – Who is Palau’s marine sanctuary really for?

Latest blog 17/1/18 – Memoryscapes Research Project