Dr Sam Kinsley
Lecturer in Human Geography

Profile

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.

ORCID: 0000-0002-1336-292X

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.

Office hours

Week 1 Monday, 19/09/16, 13:30 Wednesday, 21/09/16, 13:30
Week 2 Monday, 26/09/16, 11:30 Wednesday, 28/05/16, 15:00
Week 3 Monday, 03/10/16, 15:00 Friday, 07/10/16, 11:30
Week 4 Monday, 10/10/16, 11:30 Wednesday, 12/10/16, 13:30
Week 5 Monday, 17/10/16, 10:00 Wednesday, 19/10/16, 10:00
Week 6 Monday, 24/10/16, 11:30 Thursday, 27/10/16, 11:30
Week 7 Monday, 31/10/16, 10:00 Wednesday, 02/11/16, 13:30
Week 8 Wednesday, 09/11/16, 11:00 Thursday, 10/11/16, 11:30
Week 9 Monday, 14/11/16, 11:30 Thursday, 17/11/16, 11:00
Week 10 Wednesday, 23/11/16, 15:00 Thursday, 24/11/16, 11:30
Week 11 Wednesday, 30/11/16, 11:00 Thursday, 01/12/16, 11:30
Week 12 Wednesday, 07/12/16, 13:30 Thursday, 08/12/16, 11:30

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Digital Art and Technology (University of Plymouth)
MSc Society of Space (University of Bristol)
PhD "Practising tomorrows?" (Geography, University of Bristol)

Career

Before taking up his post in Exeter, Sam worked as a Research Fellow in Digital Cultures at UWE, Bristol, between 2010 and 2013, including grant success with the British Academy. 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. Sam has a PhD in Geography from the University of Bristol, for which he received a 1+3 studentship from the ESRC.  

Contact details


Email
Internal tel5426
Tel+44 (0) 1392 725426
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive
Exeter
EX4 4RJ
UK
OfficeC425

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