Dr Sean Carter
Associate Professor in Political Geography
Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK
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Wednesdays 9-10 and Thursdays 9-10
Both are online office hours, no booking is required. For access information, please click on link below
Since joining the department of Geography at Exeter in September 2001, Sean has been teaching and researching in the broad field of Political Geography, with specific interests in the intersection between culture and geopolitics.
He graduated from the University of Sussex in 1996, with a BA in Geography with Development Studies, followed by the completion of an MSc (Society and Space) and PhD (The Geopolitics of Diaspora) at the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol.
Broad research specialisms:
Political and Cultural Geography; Critical Geopolitics, especially geopolitics and visuality and ludic geopolitics; The geographies and politics of diaspora.
BA Geography and Development Studies (University of Sussex)
MSc Society & Space (Geography, Univeristy of Bristol)
PhD 'The Geopolitics of Diaspora' (Geography, University of Bristol)
Research group links
Sean’s research interests lies at the intersection of cultural and political geography. In particular, research has been undertaken in the area of popular culture and geopolitics, most prominently to date through an engagment with film and geopolitics. He has most recently been engaged in a major ESRC-funded project on 'Ludic Geopolitics', and is also conducting research on photojournalism as a particular way of framing and reporting on global geopolitical moments (specifically the early Cold War).
Past research has included the investigation of the involvement of Croatian diasporic networks in the independence movement within Croatia, based on a period of research amongst Croatian-Americans residing in Pittsburgh. The research specifically sought to question common-place assumptions about the nation, diaspora and territoriality, and argued that an appreciation of the geo-politics of diaspora is required in order to best understand the spatialities of transnational communities. This work has been extended to look at the ways in which diasporic communities are involved in re-shaping formal political processes (such as voting), notions of citizenship, and ethical geographies of care and concern.
Sean is a member of the department’s Space, Politics & Society research group. Sean is a past Chair of the RGS/IBG Political Geography Research Group.
2013-2015 'Ludic Geopolitics' funded by the ESRC (Co-I), working with Dr Tara Woodyer, Portsmouth University (PI), Prof Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway (CI), Dr Phil Kirby (Exeter) and Dr Diana Martin (Portsmouth)
Project blog: http://ludicgeopolitics.wordpress.com/
Publications by category
Publications by year
External Engagement and Impact
Past Chair of the RGS/IBG Political Geography Research Group
- GEO2120 - Political Geographies
- GEO3144 - Geopolitical Cultures
- GEO3148 - Berlin Field Course
- GEOM107 - Dissertation
- GEOM132 - Space, Politics and Power