My name is Stuart Elden and this is a site about politics, interesting books, my own writing and whatever else comes to mind.
I’m a Professor of Political Geography at Durham University, UK, with a training in politics, history and political theory. At Durham I am one of the Directors of the Institute of Advanced Study and the Academic Director of the International Boundaries Research Unit. From September 2013 I will be Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, in the Politics and International Studies department. In that role I will also be spending two months a year at the Centre for Urban Science and Progress - a partnership with New York University among others – and at Monash University as part of the Monash-Warwick Alliance.
My interests range fairly widely between philosophy, politics, geography, literature and history. I’m the author of four books and the editor of seven. My next book, The Birth of Territory, is forthcoming with University of Chicago Press. My articles have appeared in journals in a range of disciplines, and some have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Russian, Hebrew and Korean. You can find a list of future talks here and free downloads here. I am currently working on projects on Shakespeare, Foucault and concepts of the world and earth.
I also edit the journal Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, which now has an open site parallel to the print and online journal. A book series is being launched with Sage in partnership with Pion in 2013. When I’m not working I enjoy cycling, watching cricket and a range of music.
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