Oliver Dunnett

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      Research Interests

      As a cultural, historical and political geographer, my research interests focus on the ways in which cultures of outer space, science and technology are connected to questions of place, landscape and identity in a variety of local, regional and national contexts. I have explored these ideas through research on the British Interplanetary Society, identifying a national culture of 'British outer space' in the mid-twentieth century with connections to well-known figures such as Arthur C Clarke and Patrick Moore. I have further developed these themes in seeking to establish a wider agenda for 'geographies of outer space', examining topics including the moral geographies of light pollution in Britain and the ethics of space exploration in the writings of C S Lewis. I also have concurrent research interests in critical geopolitics and the geographies of popular culture, particularly the medium of comics and the genre of science fiction.


      BA(hons) Geography, University of Nottingham, 2004
      MA Landscape and Culture, University of Nottingham, 2005
      PhD Geography, University of Nottingham, 2011
      PGCert Higher Education, St. Mary’s University College, 2013


      GAP1011 Human Geographies of the Modern World
      GAP2054 Cultural and Political Geography (Module co-ordinator)
      GAP2047 Heritage Culture and Land Use (Module co-ordinator)
      GAP3075 Geographies of Outer Space (Module co-ordinator)
      GAP3081 Geography Dissertation (Module co-ordinator)
      GAP7402 Critical Approaches to Human Geography

      GAP7412 Popular Geopolitics (Module co-ordinator)


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      Frequent Journals

      • Cultural Geographies

        ISSNs: 1474-4740

        SAGE Publications Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.07 SJR 1.677 SNIP 1.639


      • Area

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1475-4762


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.46 SJR 0.934 SNIP 0.759


      • Geopolitics

        ISSNs: 1465-0045

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1557-3028


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.5 SJR 0.938 SNIP 1.181


      • Social and Cultural Geography

        ISSNs: 1464-9365

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-1197


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.77 SJR 1.242 SNIP 1.378


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