Anna H. Jackman
College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Anna has recently passed her viva (with minor corrections) for her PhD in Human Geography at the University of Exeter. Entitled ‘Unmanned geographies: Drone visions and visions of the drone’, Anna's PhD research explores the propagation of drones in particular military, commercial, and civilian contexts. Anna's thesis adopts a dual interest in interrogating both the ways in which the drone frames those 'targets' and topographies below it, and the ways in which the drone is framed by particular trade and wider advocacy communities. Anna is employed as a part time associate research fellow on the ludic geopolitics project, and as a part time research assistant on the mapping sense of place project. Anna is a member of the spatial responsibilities research group and a postgraduate fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Prior to undertaking her PhD, Anna completed the MRes Critical Human Geographies course at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2012 with a Distinction. Anna’s PhD and MRes was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (1+3 award). Anna spent a number of months working at the Google EU HQ office in 2011 after completing her undergraduate studies in 2010. Anna was received a First in her Geography and Business Management BA at The University Exeter, and was awarded the Flexible Combined Honours final year academic prize.