My academic career began at the University of Glasgow, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography in 2014 and my Masters degree in Human Geography in 2015. I then moved to the University of Oxford to carry out my PhD research which involved collaborating with the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) to study the historical geographies of Arctic exploration at the end of the nineteenth century. I then joined the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, before taking up a lectureship at the University of Glasgow.
I am now delighted to be teaching and researching in Nottingham and contributing to various modules within the School of Geography.
I contribute to the following modules in the School:
GEOG1008: Exploring Human Geography
GEOG2017: Cultural & Historical Geography
GEOG2030: Research Tutorials
GEOG2031: Dissertation Preparation
GEOG3017: Geographies of Violence
GEOG3004: Dissertation Supervision
My research studies the historical geographies of exploration in the Arctic regions at the turn of the twentieth century. Specifically, I study the ways in which geographical knowledge about the… read more
MARTIN, P.R., 2020. Supposed-to-be-Land: Indigenous Tales of the Beaufort Sea Journal of Historical Geography. 67, 24-35
My research studies the historical geographies of exploration in the Arctic regions at the turn of the twentieth century. Specifically, I study the ways in which geographical knowledge about the Arctic has historically been produced, mediated and disseminated through these expeditionary processes. My work is situated at the point of intersection between a range of literatures, primarily within the Historical Geography sub-discipline, but I also maintain strong connections to Histories of Science, Science and Technology Studies and Postcolonial Studies and am also influenced by the interdisciplinary subject of Arctic Studies. My work seeks to reveal important insights into how the Arctic has been constructed historically within the Western geographical imagination but also highlights the ways in which the indigenous peoples of the Arctic have played an integral yet overlooked role in the construction of these powerful Arctic imaginaries.
- 2019-2021: 'The Search for the Origins of the Inuit', ERC Arctic Cultures Project, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.
- 2015-2018: 'Arctic Science in Circulation at the Royal Geographical Society c.1880-1914', AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, University of Oxford and RGS-IBG.