I teach across the Geography degree programme at Nottingham, including:
- Political Geography (Module convenor)
- Exploring Human Geography
- Globalisation: Economy, Space and Power
- European Urban Geographies (Berlin field course)
- Research Tutorials
- First Year Tutorials
I am a historical and political geographer and my research interests intersect around three areas:
Internationalism: I study the diversity of internationalist thought and practice, particularly from the perspective of those who have been absent in conventional histories of internationalism (e.g. pacifists, civil rights activists, pan-Africanists).
Race: I am interested in the global dynamics of race in the twentieth century. My work explores how race has been constructed as a geographical category and the political, intellectual, and artistic labour required to enable this. In particular, my recent work has focussed on historical geographies of black internationalism and Pan-Africanism.
Archives: My research also explores the nature of archives and archival research. Methodologically, I am interested in how the practice of historical geography is being transformed by digital technologies and new transnational approaches and, more empirically, I'm interested in how a number of archives have shaped the development of race and internationalism as geographical concepts.
To date, this research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (2009-14), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2015-19; 2021), the Royal Geographical Society (2021) and the British Academy / Wolfson Foundation (2022-24). As part of my current project, I am working on a book-length account of how race relations were internationalised after the First World War.
I sit on the editorial board of Geography Compass, the academic advisory board of Nottingham Contemporary, co-ordinate the School's Urban Geography Research Hub and I am Director the University's Urban Culture Network.