About Us

Committee Members (2020-2023)

Position NameContact Details
ChairJennie MiddletonAssociate Professor,
University of Oxford.
Research interests: Urban walking, Everyday mobilities, Care in the city, Qualitative methods for urban research.
SecretarySawyer Phinney PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester.
Email: sawyer.phinney[at]manchester.ac.uk
Research interests: Political economy. The financialization of water in Black-majority U.S cities.
TreasurerDaniel KeechSenior Research Fellow, CCRI, University of Gloucestershire.
Email: dkeech[at]glos.ac.uk
Research interests: Urban food systems, Urban-rural relationships and European food cultures.
Membership SecretaryNiranjana Ramesh Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, LSE Department of Geography & Environment.
Email: n.ramesh[at]lse.ac.uk. Research interests: Coastal cities, Urban sea, Fishing, Infrastructures, Urban water, Urban nature.
Events and Conferences OfficerKatie HigginsPostdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology of Elites, Oxford University.

Research interests: Elites, Urban inequality.
Dissertation Prize CoordinatorFrances Brill The Margaret Tyler Research Fellow in Geography, and College Lecturer, Girton College, University of Cambridge.
Research interests: The interaction of the climate and housing crises, in Johannesburg and London.
Postgraduate Representative
Website and Social Media OfficerBasak TanulkuIndependent scholar, Istanbul Turkey.
PhD in Sociology, Lancaster University.
Email: tanulkub[at]gmail.com
Research interests: Urban sociology, Housing, Gated communities, Space&people, Urban vacancy, Alternative urban spaces.
Twitter Account OfficerFreke CasetGhent University (Social and Economic Geography Research Group), also visiting scholar at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research).
Research interests: Transport geography, Urban geography and Urban and regional planning.
Ordinary MemberJin XingLecturer in Geospatial Analysis in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.
Email: jin.xing[at]newcastle.ac.uk
Research Interests:
Smart Cities, Geographic Information Science, Machine Learning, Urban Change Detection, Big Data Analytics, Spatio-Temporal Modelling, and Volunteered Geographic Information.
Ordinary MemberAnke Schwarz Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Human
Geography at Technische Universität Dresden’s Institute of Geography.
Email: anke.schwarz[at]tu-dresden.de
Research interests: International
urbanization, Infrastructures, and Everyday practices.
Ordinary MemberCreighton ConnollyAssistant Professor, School of Graduate Studies & Institute of Policy Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Email: creightonmcr[at]gmail.com
Research interests: Urban Political Ecology, Environmental Governance, Heritage, Landscape, Participatory Methods, Southeast Asia.
Ordinary Member
Ordinary MemberNabeela AhmedLecturer in Human Geography
Sheffield Hallam University.
Email: Nabeela.Ahmed[at]shu.ac.uk
Research interests:
Feminist geographer working on urban precarity and governance in post-colonial settings, particularly India.