Sam Kinsley


Telephone: +44 01392 725426 

College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Discipline: Geography
Department: Geography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Geographies with a particular interest in technology and the future. My research principally concerns how technologies and technical practices are designed and imagined and what this tells us about how we experience and imagine society and space. My current research concerns geographical imaginaries of automation, with a particular focus on 20th century UK industry. I am a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Digital Geography & Society. Between January 2021 and July 2024 I am a Principle Investigator  on the ESRC-funded project Algorithmic Politics after Brexit

In 2015 I received the Progress in Human Geography Best Paper Prize for the article "The matter of 'virtual' geographies". I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in December 2018. Through participation in continuing professional development I was appointed a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016. Between September 2013 and February 2015 I was a co-investigator on the ESRC-funded Contagion project concerning understandings of contagious phenomena, leading a work package focused on digital media. I joined the department as a Lecturer in Human Geography in April 2013.