Professor Paul Cloke
Professor of Human Geography


Paul Cloke is a human geographer with research interests in social and cultural geographies of rurality, nature-society relations, ethics and care, and landscapes of spirituality. His work seeks to ground social theory in a range of places, practices, and performances, focussing most recently on issues relating to nature-places, homelessness, ethical consumption and the staging and performativities of religious faith.

Paul has worked previously in the Geography departments of the University of Wales, Lampeter, and the University of Bristol, before taking up an appointment at the University of Exeter in 2006. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and from 1984-2012 was Founder Editor of Journal of Rural Studies, an international and multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier Science. He was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 2002,  as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2005 and as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009.


Ph.D. (London)
D.Sc. (Bristol)

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