The Geographical Journal

Cover image for Vol. 183 Issue 3

Edited By: Keith Richards

Impact Factor: 3.132

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 7/79 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1475-4959

Associated Title(s): Area, Geo: Geography and Environment, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

Editorial Board


Professor Keith Richards
University of Cambridge, UK

Managing Editor

Dr Fiona Nash
Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), UK

Board Members

Dr Gemma Catney, University of Liverpool, UK

Gemma Catney’s main research interests are in internal migration, ethnic residential segregation and ethnic diversity. Her research centres on understanding the evolution of ethnically diverse neighbourhoods and on the persistence of ethnic inequalities over time. She is particularly interested in: (i) the changing residential geographies of ethnic diversity, mixing and segregation; (ii) the relationship between ethnic concentrations and neighbourhood deprivation; (iii) labour market inequalities between ethnic groups, in particular the role of place in influencing employment outcomes; and (iv) the multiple scales of neighbourhood identity.

Professor Brett Christophers, Uppsala University, Sweden

Brett Christopher’s research ranges across numerous aspects of the geographical political economy of Anglo-American capitalism, with particular interests in money, finance, competition, law, land, and housing.

Dr Alexander de Sherbinin, Columbia University, USA

Alex de Sherbinin’s research interests are currently focused on climate change vulnerability and risk mapping and the influence of climate change on human migration. He has also conducted research on environmental indicators, spatial data integration, the urban environment, and population-environment interactions. He is currently an associate director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), an interdisciplinary data and analysis centre within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Prior to CIESIN he worked at the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Population Reference Bureau, and also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.

Dr Amy Donovan, King’s College London, UK

Amy Donovan is an interdisciplinary geographer working on encounters between science and policy, particularly in relation to environmental hazards. She works on geographies of science, geohumanities, transboundary risk and disasters. Current projects include (i) volcanoes on borders (with sites in DPRK/China, East Africa and Latin America), examining the geographies of risk, science diplomacy and scientific advisory practice; (ii) social dynamics of landslide risk in India; (iii) imagining volcanoes. These projects involve quantitative and qualitative social methods, including ethnography as a physical scientist.

Professor Juliet Fall, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Juliet Fall’s research interests are in the fields of political geography, the geography of nature, and 'political ecology'. Her work concerns issues of territoriality, hybridity, limits and borders, protected spaces, cross-border cooperation, invasive species and the globalization of nature. She also has an interest in the work of Michel Foucault, as well as on the (non)dialogues between Anglo-Saxon and French-speaking geography.

Professor Daivd C. Harvey, Aarhus University, Denmark

David C. Harvey works in the fields of historical-cultural geography and critical heritage studies. He is author and editor of a numerous books and articles on a range of subjects, covering issues of commemoration and memory, the cultural heritage of conflict, the life histories of ancient monuments, the relations between heritage and climate change and heritage-landscape relations, oral histories of postwar agricultural innovation, identity politics and creative practice, and the historical geography of Methodism. David gained a chair at the University of Exeter and now holds a post in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Dr Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge, UK

Emma Mawdsley works on the politics of international development, with interests in (and across) both 'North-South' and 'South-South' axes. She has a particular interest in Indian development cooperation, and in the UK's changing aid policies. The latter include a growing focus on private sector-led development, and changing geographies of development partnerships as the UK, like other donors, is choosing to exit or transition in many countries.

Professor Mark Maslin, University College London, UK

Mark Maslin’s research focus is to understand the causes of changes within the Earth System, to allow understand how evolution occurs and assess the impact humanity is having on the global environment. His pan-disciplinary science can be broken down into seven broad areas:

1. Early human evolution in Africa
2. Defining the Anthropocene
3. Past and future of the Amazon rainforest
4. Continental slope stability and gas hydrates
5. Quaternary climate transitions, cycles and thresholds
6. Global green and low carbon economy
7. Climate change, population, development and global health

Dr Fiona McConnell, University of Oxford, UK

Fiona McConnell’s research aims to develop new areas of thinking regarding governance beyond the state and different modes of political legitimacy. In particular, she is interested in how communities officially excluded from formal state politics are nevertheless engaging with aspects of statecraft, and in using such seemingly anomalous cases as a lens to critically examine the 'norms' of governance. Her work intersects with scholarship in political geography, critical international relations and political anthropology. She has worked on the political practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile based in India and has ongoing research projects on: the diplomatic practices of unrecognised polities; geographies of peace, and constructions of political legitimacy.

Professor Pauline McGuirk, University of Wollongong, Australia

Pauline McGuirk’s research interests focus on urban political geography specialising in urban governance, its changing geographies, forms and modalities. Theoretically her work is informed by poststructural and political economy frameworks. Her recent work involves investigating the importance of cities as sites and political actors in energy transition; the role of urban actors and urban-based initiatives in the governance of carbon; and contemporary currents in urban regeneration, drawing on assemblage thinking to extend the conceptualization of the actors and processes involved.

Professor Jay Mistry, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Jay Mistry’s research interests include environmental management and governance, participatory visual methods and Indigenous geographies. Her work involves supporting local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation, action research using participatory video and capacity building for natural resource management. She is also concerned with fire management in tropical savannas, particularly the social-ecological interactions and policy implications.

Professor Susan Page, University of Leicester, UK

Susan Page’s research encompasses ecosystem ecology, biodiversity and carbon dynamics. She has interests in land use change and fire impacts on peatland ecosystems and the consequences for biodiversity, carbon loss and greenhouse gas emissions. Her work also explores opportunities for emissions mitigation and ecosystem restoration. Current projects address soil/carbon losses from UK and SE Asian lowland peatlands (funded by NERC) and tropical forest monitoring (funded by the UK Space Agency). She has authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and reports, been a Lead Author for IPCC and an advisor to governments and businesses on peatland policy and management.

Professor Guy Robinson

Rural and regional development, nationalism and identity, environmental management, sustainable agriculture, waste management, analysis of geographical data

Professor James Tyner, Kent State University, USA

James Tyner’s interests coalesce around migration, gender, race, and urbanization. In his research and teaching, he employs a variety of methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical perspectives (post-structural, feminist).