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Dr Carl Griffin

Post:Reader in Historical Geography (Geography)
Other posts:Head of Department of Geography (School of Global Studies)
Location:ARTS C C120
Email:Carl.Griffin@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7491
UK:01273 877491
International:+44 1273 877491

Research expertise:
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Biography

I joined the School of Global Studies in 2013 as a senior lecturer in human geography. I became Deputy Head of Department in 2015, was promoted to Reader in Historical Geography in May 2016, and became Head of Department in August 2016.

I was fortunate to start my academic career at the University of Bristol, where after being awarded my BSc (1st class) in 1998 and PhD in 2002 I held an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship in the School of Geographical Sciences. After leaving Bristol, I held a teaching fellowship at the University of Southampton (2004-5) before moving to the University of Oxford, and then to Queen's University Belfast in 2006 where I spent seven happy years.

My research focuses on the geographies of popular protest and capitalist transformations in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. I passionately believe that quality research builds directly upon quality teaching. At Sussex, I teach modules on cultural geographies and the geographies of social movements and social conflict. I was chair of the Historical Geography Research Group (2012-2016), and am co-editor of the journal Rural History (Cambridge University Press) and editor of Southern History (Southern History Society).

For copies of some of my papers see: https://sussex.academia.edu/CarlGriffin Otherwise please e-mail and I would be delighted to share my research with you.

Role

Head of Department and Reader in Historical Geography

 

External roles:

Co-Editor, Rural History (Cambridge University Press)

Editor, Southern History (Southern History Society)

Executive Committee Member - British Agricultural History Society

Committee Member - Southern History Society

Fellow (Elected) - Royal Historical Society

Fellow (Elected) - Higher Education Academy

 

Formerly:

Chair, Historical Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG (2012-2016)

Editorial Board - Geographical Journal (2010-2017)

Conference Advisory Group, International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

Invited panel member (Historical Geography and Early-Mid Career panels) - ESRC/AHRC Human Geography International Benchmarking Review