Dr Sam Kinsley
Lecturer in Human Geography
Sam Kinsley a cultural geographer with a particular interest in technology. His research principally concerns the design and use of technologies and technical practices that are significant to how we experience space and place. Sam joined the department as a Lecturer in Human Geography in April 2013. In 2015 he received the Progress in Human Geography Best Paper Prize for his article "The matter of 'virtual' geographies". Between September 2013 and February 2015 Sam was a Co-Investigator on the ESRC-funded Contagion project concerning understandings of contagious phenomena. He is currently the treasurer of the RGS-IBG History and Philosophy of Geography research group.
Sam’s research draws upon and advances urban and cultural geography and philosophies of technology to understand the increasing importance of digital technologies in our lives. His goal is to pursue geographies of technology, charting the complex and sometimes surprising agency of technologies that mediate experience. This work informs how Sam contributes to the teaching of geography at Exeter, in particular modules concerning Cultural Geographies and dissertations on a range of topics.
Sam successfully defended his PhD thesis in July 2010, undertaken at the School of Geographical Sciences in the University of Bristol, for which he received a 1+3 studentship from the ESRC. Between November 2009 and June 2010 he worked as an RA with Prof. Martin Weller in the Institute of Educational Technology, at the Open University, investigating practices and rationales for digital scholarship. Before taking up his post in Exeter, Sam worked as a Research Fellow in Digital Cultures at UWE, Bristol, between 2010 and 2013.
Broad research specialisms:
Cultural geographies of technology, geographies of invention and innovation, media geographies, spatial theory, continental philosophy.
Sam would be very pleased to talk with prospective postgraduates about research that falls into the above genres and beyond.
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BSc (Hons) Digital Art and Technology (University of Plymouth)
MSc Society of Space (University of Bristol)
PhD "Practising tomorrows?" (Geography, University of Bristol)
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University of Exeter