CV (Richard G Smith)

PERSONAL DETAILS AND PRESENT APPOINTMENT

Full Name: Dr Richard Geoffrey Smith BA (Hons), PhD, FRGS

Nationality: UK Citizen

Current Position (2013– pres.):

Associate Professor (Reader) of Human Geography (Enhanced Research)

Co-Director Centre for Urban Theory

Department of Geography                                         Tel (work):  +44(0)1792 602558

College of Science                                                      E-mail: r.g.smith@swan.ac.uk

Swansea University

Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

ABOUT

Richard G. Smith is Associate Professor in Human Geography at Swansea University in the UK.

I was educated at: Lawrence Sheriff School (Rugby), University of Hull (BA Hons, Geography 1st class), University of Bristol (PhD, supervised by Sir Nigel Thrift (Phyllis Mary Morris scholarship)). I have extensive international knowledge and experience. I have visited more than 100 countries, and presented my research and thinking at more than 50 international conferences, universities, and public events. My books include Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge), The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance: Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press), Jean Baudrillard: the Disappearance of Culture: Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press). I have over 100 publications having written extensively on Jean Baudrillard’s philosophy, world cities, global cities, structuralism and poststructuralism. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Established:

  • Baudrillard Studies
  • Poststructuralist Urban Studies
  • Poststructuralism
  • World Cities
  • Global Cities
  • The Business of Cities

New:

  • Urban Acupuncture
  • Urban Photography
  • LEGO and Urban Design

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons)        Geography, First class, University of Hull, 1992

PhD                  Geography, Pass (no corrections; submitted October 1995), University of Bristol, Awarded April 1996

Thesis title: Baudrillard’s Geographical Imagination: An enquiry into the space between Marxism and Poststructuralism. Supervisor: Professor Sir Nigel Thrift (retired VC, Warwick University); Examined: Professor Trevor Barnes (UBC, Canada) in January 1996

Major Awards: Phyllis Mary Morris Research Scholarship (Bristol University, 1992–95); ESRC Postgraduate Studentship (1993–95).

RECORD OF PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

2007 – 2013    Senior Lecturer in Geography, Department of Geography, Swansea University

2006 – 2007    Lecturer in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Wales, Swansea

1998 – 2006    Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Leicester

1997 – 1998    Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Loughborough. ESRC Research Project on “The Geographical Scope of London as a World City: A Relational Study” with Professor Peter Taylor FBA and Professor Jonathan Beaverstock

RECENT RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

(2020-23) Co-supervisor for PhD candidate Kyle Rath, Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria on his project about the philosophy of information design: “Complex characters: a dialectical approach to understanding typography in the context of Barthesian and Baudrillardian philosophy” (2020-2023)

(2019-21) Commissioned essay on ‘Fake Truth‘ for poster book and several exhibitions by the BAFTA award-winning artist Alison Jackson (exhibitions held in Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna, and Los Angeles)

(2018-2019) Selected and sourced interviews for Laurent de Sutter to enable French publication of: (2019) Jean Baudrillard: Entretiens, 1968-2008 (Presses Universitaires de France)

(2018) Co-organized the 2nd International and Multidisciplinary Conference on Baudrillard Studies at Oxford Brookes University (5-7 September). As a part of this major 3 day conference I curated the first exhibition of Baudrillard’s oeuvre – Collecting Baudrillard – which utilised a dedicated exhibition space at Oxford Brookes.

(2017-2021) Editor of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

PUBLICATIONS

Smith RG (2020) ‘Baudrillard’s Photographic Theory’, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 16 (1) January

Smith RG (2019) ‘Fake Truth’, in Jackson A Fake Truth (Austria OstLicht / Peter Cohen)

Smith RG (2019) ‘Baudrillard, Jean’, in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies (Wiley-Blackwell), 1–4

Smith RG (2019) A World Beyond The Real: Jean Baudrillard’s Photographic Theory, in Extending Baudrillard: Space, Image, Representation, Volume: MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome)) Catalogue, 21-11-2018, Unpaginated

Smith RG (2019) Introduction – International Symposium on Jean Baudrillard: ‘Baudrillard Redux’, in Extending Baudrillard: Space, Image, Representation, Volume: MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome)) Catalogue, 21-11-2018, Unpaginated

Smith RG (2019) ‘Structuralism/Stucturalist Geography’, in Kobayashi A ed. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Elsevier), 2nd edition

Smith RG ed. (2018) ‘Gerry Coulter’, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 15(1) https://baudrillardstudies.ubishops.ca/contents/vol-15-1/

Smith RG (2018) ‘Baudrillard, Jean’, in Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory (London), 387–388

Smith RG and Clarke DB eds. (2017) Jean Baudrillard: The Disappearance of Culture, Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press).

Smith RG and Clarke DB eds. (2015) Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance, Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press)

Reviewed in Marx & Philosophy:

http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2016/2372

Forthcoming Review in Cultural Politics, March 2017.

Smith RG ed. (2010) The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press)

Clarke D, Doel M, Merrin W, Smith RG eds. (2009) Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, London) [Chinese translation in progress]

Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, 2009, 38(6), 603–604

Smith RG, Clarke DB and Doel MA eds. (2011) “Special Issue: Baudrillard Redux”, Cultural Politics, Vol 7, Issue 3, November, pp. 325–476

Smith RG (2014) “Satellites: cities from space”, Theory, Culture & Society website (Special on-line issue on Mega-cities), December

Smith RG (2014) “Dubai in extremis”, Theory, Culture & Society 31(7/8), December, 291–296 [Published online before print September 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0263276414547775]

Smith RG (2014) “Beyond the global-city concept and the myth of ‘command and control’”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38 (1), January, 98–115 (published on-line June 19th [doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12024]) [Chinese translation in progress to be republished in a Chinese Journal]

Smith RG (2013) “The ordinary city trap snaps back”, Environment and Planning A, 45 (10), October, 2318–2322

Smith RG (2013) “The ordinary city trap”, Environment and Planning A, 45 (10), October, 2290–2304

Smith RG and Doel MA (2011) “Questioning the Theoretical Basis of Current Global-City Research: Structures, Networks and Actor-Networks”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35 (1), 24-39

Smith RG, Clarke DB and Doel MA eds. (2011) Editorial: “Baudrillard Redux: Antidotes to Integral Reality”, Cultural Politics, Vol 7, Issue 3, November, pp. 325–337

Smith RG (2005) “Lights, Camera, Action: Baudrillard and the Performance of Representations”, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies 2 (1), January, 1–9

Smith RG (2005) “Mongrel globalisation”, Space & Culture 8(1), February, 98–100

Smith RG (2005)Networking the City”, Geography: An International Journal 90 (2), 172–176

Smith RG (2003) “Baudrillard’s non-representational theory: burn the signs and journey without maps”, Environment & Planning D: Society & Space 21, 67–84

Smith RG (2003) “World city actor-networks”, Progress in Human Geography, 27 (1), 25–44

Smith RG (2003) “World city topologies”, Progress in Human Geography, 27 (5), 561–582

Smith RG (2002) “The Catastrophe of Paradox: Questions and Answers on Hyperreal America with Jean Baudrillard”, Space and Culture 5 (2), 96–102

Smith RG and Doel MA (2001) “Baudrillard unwound: the duplicity of post-Marxism and deconstruction”, Environment & Planning D: Society & Space, 19 (2), 137–159

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2000) “World city network: a new metageography?”, millennial issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90, March, 123–134

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2000) “Geographies of globalization: US law firms in world cities”, Urban Geography, 21 (2), 95–120

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG, Taylor PJ, Walker DFR and Lorimer HN (2000) “Globalization and world cities: some measurement methodologies”, Applied Geography, 20, 43–63

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (1999) “The long arm of the law: London’s law firms in a globalizing world-economy”, Environment & Planning A, 31 (10), October, 1857–1876

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (1999) “A roster of world cities”, Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 16 (6), 445–458

Smith RG (1997) “The end of geography and radical politics in Baudrillard’s philosophy”, Environment and Planning D: Society & Space, 15 (3), June, 305–320

Smith RG (2017) “Beyond the global-city concept and the myth of ‘command and control’” in Keil R, Ren X, Brenner N eds. The Globalizing Cities Reader (Routledge, London & New York, 2nd Revised Edition), pp. xx-xx

Smith RG (2015) “The Catastrophe of Paradox: Questions and Answers on Hyperreal America with Jean Baudrillard”, in Smith RGand Clarke DB eds. (2015) Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance, Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 162–170

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2011) “World city network: a new metageography?”, in LeGates RT & Stout F eds. The City Reader 5th Ed. (Routledge, London & New York), pp. 563–571

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2010) “World city network: a new metageography?”, in Paddison R & Timberlake M eds. Urban Studies (Economy), Volume III: Connected Cities: Hinterlands, Hierarchies, Networks and Beyond (Sage, London), pp. 224–239

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2007) “World city network: a new metageography?”, in Moseley WG, Lanegran DA & Pandit K eds. The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings (Blackwell, Oxford), pp. 233–243

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2006) “World city network: a new metageography?”, in Brenner N & Keil R eds. The Global Cities Reader (Routledge, London & New York), pp. 96–103

Smith RG (2006) “World city topologies”, in Brenner N & Keil R eds. The Global Cities Reader (Routledge, London & New York), pp. 400–406

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG and Taylor PJ (2005) “World city network: a new metageography?”, in Fyfe N & Kenny J eds. The Urban Geography Reader (Routledge, London & New York), pp.63–73

Smith RG (2000) “The end of geography and radical politics in Baudrillard’s philosophy”, in Gane M ed. Jean Baudrillard [Volume 1] (Sage, London), pp. 163–184

Smith RG and Clarke DB (2016) “Introduction: Baudrillard Unplugged”, in Smith RGand Clarke DB eds. (2016) Jean Baudrillard: the Disappearance of Culture, Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press), pp.

Smith RG (2015) “NY-LON”, in International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities edited by Derudder B, Hoyler M, Taylor PJ & Witlox F (Edward Elgar), pp. 720–32 (Pbk)

Smith RG and Clarke DB (2015) “Introduction: Not Forgetting Baudrillard”, in Smith RGand Clarke DB eds. (2015) Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance, Uncollected Interviews (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 1–6

Smith RG (2013) “Baudrillard, Jean”, in McGee RJ & Warms RL eds. Encyclopedia of Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Sage, London), 62–64

Smith RG (2013) “City”, in Armitage J ed. The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 50–53

Smith RG (2013) “City of Panic”, in Armitage J ed. The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 53–54

Smith RG (2013) “Third Interval”, in Armitage J ed. The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 196–197

Smith RG (2013) “Escape Velocity”, in Armitage J ed. The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 79–80

Smith RG (2011) “Postmodern/Postmodernity”, in Sim S ed. The Lyotard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 184–86

Smith RG (2011) “Post-Marxism”, in Sim S ed. The Lyotard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 181–83

Smith RG (2011) “Poststructuralism”, in Sim S ed. The Lyotard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 190–2

Smith RG (2011) “NY-LON”, in International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities edited by Derudder B, Hoyler M, Taylor PJ & Witlox F (Edward Elgar), pp. 720–32 (Hbk)

Smith RG (2010) “Introduction: the words of Jean Baudrillard”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 1–4

Smith RG (2010) “Literature”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 113–15

Smith RG (2010) “May, 1968”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 120–21

Smith RG (2010) “Geopolitics”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 83–85

Smith RG (2010) “Traverses”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 228–29

Smith RG (2010) “Utopie”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 233–234

Smith RG (2010) “Translations”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 223–24

Smith RG (2010) “Double Spiral”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 57–59

Smith RG (2010) “Political economy of the sign”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 161–163

Smith RG (2010) “Poetry”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 159–160

Smith RG (2010) “Time + History”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp.218–19

Smith RG (2010) “Drugs”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 59–60

Smith RG (2010) “City”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp.30–32

Smith RG (2010) “Gulf War”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 92–94

Smith RG (2010) “Music”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 135–136

Smith RG (2010) “The End”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 216–18

Smith RG (2010) “Artists”, in Smith RG ed. The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 22–23

Smith RG (2010) “Urban studies without ‘scale’: localizing the global through Singapore”, in Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies edited by Ignacio Farias and Thomas Bender (Routledge), pp. 73–90

Smith RG (2009) “Structuralism / Structuralist Geography”, in The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography edited by Rob Kitchin & Nigel Thrift, volume 11, (Elsevier, Oxford), pp. 30–38

Clarke D, Doel M, Merrin W & Smith RG (2009) “Introduction: The Evil Genius of Jean Baudrillard”, in Clarke D, Doel M, Merrin W, Smith RG eds. (2009) Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, London), pp. 1–14

Smith RG (2009) “Commentary on ‘On Disappearance’”, in Clarke D, Doel M, Merrin W, Smith RG eds. (2009) Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, London), pp. 45–46

Smith RG (2007) “Poststructuralism, Power and the Global City”, in Taylor P, Derudder B, Saey P and Witlox F eds. Cities in Globalization: Practices, Policies and Theories (Routledge, London), pp. 260–272

Smith RG (2006) “Place as network”, in Companion Encyclopedia of Geography (2nd Edition) edited by Ian Douglas, Richard Huggett and Chris Perkins (Routledge, London), pp. 57–69

Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (2003) “The global capacity of a world city: a relational study of London”, in Kofman E & Youngs G (eds) Globalization: theory and practice (Continuum, London), 2nd edition, pages 223–236

Smith RG (1997) “Following Baudrillard”, in Zurbrugg, N (ed) Jean Baudrillard, Art & Artefact, Sage, pages 168–179

Smith RG (2007) “World cities beyond the west: globalisation, development and inequality edited by Josef Gugler”, Progress in Human Geography, August, 31 (4), 573

Smith RG (2007) “Space, the City and Social Theory by Fran Tonkiss”, Geography: An International Journal, Spring, 92 (1), 76–77

Smith RG (2006) “Service Industries and Asia-Pacific Cities: New Development Trajectories by Daniels P W, Ho K C & Hutton T A”, Geography: An International Journal, 91 (1), Spring, p.92

Smith RG (2003) “Global City-Regions edited by Allen Scott”, Urban Studies 40(3), 631–633

Smith RG (2003) “The Laws of the Markets edited by Michel Callon”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 27 (4), December, 974–975

Smith RG (2002) “Money and the Space Economy edited by Ron Martin”, The Service Industries Journal, 22 (4), October, 211–214

Smith RG (2001) “The Urban Moment edited by Beauregard RA & Body-Gendrot S”, Environment and Planning B, 28 (4), July, 627–628

Smith RG (2000) “Timing Global Cities edited by Gravesteijn SGE, van Griensven S, & de Smidt MC”, Geographical Journal, 166 (1), March, 87

Smith RG (1999) “Cities, enterprises and society on the eve of the 21st century edited by Frank Moulaert and Allen Scott”, Area, 31 (2), June, 189–190

Smith RG (1998) “Fragments: Cool Memories III by Jean Baudrillard”, Environment and Planning A, 30 (11),November, 2087

Smith RG (1997) “The Gulf War did not take place by Jean Baudrillard”, Environment and Planning A, 29 (5), May, 946–949

Smith RG (1997) “Cool Memories II by Jean Baudrillard”, Environment and Planning A, 29 (6), June, 1130–1131

Smith RG (1997) “Conversations with French Philosophers edited by Florian Rötzer”, Environment and Planning A, 29 (11), November, 2088–2090

Smith RG (1995) “The illusion of the end or events on strike by Jean Baudrillard”, Environment and Planning A, 27 (6), June, 1018–1020

Smith RG (2016) “Favela Painting”, Links Magazine: Chamber of Industry & Commerce Ecuador & Great Britain, p.35 (Special issue for UNESCO Habitat III conference, Quito, October). Available: http://www.issuu.com/ciceb

Smith RG (2016) “London after Brexit: independence a non-starter but special status could protect global position”, theconversation.com, 25-06-2016 (Republished by Yahoo News, Google News, AllJournalist.com)

This article was the second most-read article from Swansea University on The Conversation in the month of June 2016 with 4,394 reads.

Smith RG (2005) “The Poststructuralist City” in ICCG Conference Proceedings, Mexico City, January 8th to 12th, unpaginated

Smith RG (2002) “Criticising Political Economies: New Theoretical Approaches to Cities, Regions and the International Economy”, ICCG Conference Proceedings, Hungary, June 25-30, pages 264–271 

Smith RG (2000) “Exploring post-Marxist theory: a reading of Baudrillard”, in For Alternative 21st Century Geographies (Korean Association of Spatial Environment Research, Taegu University (South Korea)), pages 140–152

Smith RG (1995) ‘Baudrillard’s Geographical Imagination: An enquiry into the space between Marxism and Poststructuralism’, PhD thesis, University of Bristol

Assisted Dr Chris Turner with the background information for the translation from French to English of La Société de Consommation (1970) [The Consumer Society, 1998 (Sage, London)] by Jean Baudrillard.

HIGH CITATION, INFLUENCE & MEDIA COVERAGE

High Citation

This paper was highlighted as a ‘Highly Cited Paper” on Web of Science:

Smith RG (2014) “Beyond the global-city concept and the myth of ‘command and control’”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38 (1), January, 98–115 (published first on-line June 19th 2013 [doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12024])

On Web of Science my papers tend to be highly-cited, but two of my papers on world city networks are exceptionally highly-cited being among the select number of the most highly cited of all papers:

1. Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (1999) “A roster of world cities”, Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 16 (6), 445–458. Web of science >520 citations

2. Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (2000) “World city network: a new metageography?”, millennial issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90, March, 123–134. Web of science >270 citations

Two of my papers are acknowledged as highly-cited by the journals they are published in:

1. Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (1999) “A roster of world cities”, Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 16 (6), 445–458. Noted as “One of the TOP 25 Hottest Articles”

2. Smith RG (2003) “World city actor-networks”, Progress in Human Geography, 27 (1), 25–44. Noted as one of “The 50 Most Frequently-Cited Articles”. Web of science >100 citations

Media Coverage

TV:

(1) TEDx London Talk ‘London After Brexit’ (June 2017)

(2) Interviewed for Colombian Television on Global Cities (Medellín, 2013)

(3) Interviewed for South Korean Television on Jean Baudrillard (Swansea, 2014)

Reference: Human and Fashion. Dir. Jung-ok Lee. Dacuprime. EBS, [DVD] Seoul, 1 June. 2015. [인간과 패션. 연출. 이정옥. 다큐프라임, EBS, 서울, 6월 1일. 2015.]

Radio: Interviewed for background information on Global Cities for BBC Radio 4 ‘Analysis’ Programme (2009).

Popular/Business Press: discussion of my research is extensively discussed on a worldwide basis, for example:

(1) The Bulletin “Melbourne: Chic happens” August 14th 2002; (2) Wallpaper April 2000; (3) The Dallas Morning News “Dallas is C-list? Whatever” 17 May 2000; (4) Dallas Morning News “The Time has come for Dallas-Fort Worth to ease into urban maturity”, 4th March 2001; (5) The Sydney Morning Herald “A beta way to do business” 4 March 2002; (6) Frankfurter Rundschau “Schluss mit bunt / Die Kulturkonzerne treiben die digitale Revolution voran” 28th August 2002; (7) Johannesburg News Agency “World class cities and iconic architecture”, 22nd May 2006; (8) Metromode “Michigan Aerotropolis”, 31st May 2007; (9) Edge Singapore “As I call it: Are we a global city?”, 7th August 2006; (10) Philadelphia Daily News “Why evicting elephants is a dumbo idea”, 9th October 2006; (11) Houston Chronicle “Houston seeks world’s attention”, 1st December 2006; (12) Svenska Dagbladet “De globala städerna på frammarsch”, 1st December 2003; (13) Geographical: Special Issue on Mega City One, “Boom town”, April, 2008; (14) Chicago Sun-Times “Alpha bravo! Chicago in top ten”, 21st March 2007; (15) San Antonio Express-News “Assuming S.A. wants to be a world city, how do we get there?”, 20th May 2007; (16) Journal of Risk Finance “Global Financial Centres: One, Two, Three … Infinity?”, March 2006; (17) Manila Bulletin “437th Foundation Anniversary of the City of Manila”, 24th June 2008; (18) National Post “Taking the city from beta to alpha”, 3rd February 2007; (19) The Globe and Mail “Does beta city have what it takes to be an alpha?”, 25th January 2007; (20) The Business Times Singapore “Alpha city Singapore”, 9th August 2005; (21) The Bulletin Australia “Melbourne: Chic happens”, 14th August 2002; (22) Business Traveller, “Sothern belle”, March 2011; (23) The Globe and Mail “A crisis of culture”, 19th June 2000; (24) The Globe and Mail “And now a word about Toronto”, 3rd July 2000; (25) Global Traveller: The Source for Luxury Business Travellers “On the Rise: Upbeat Atlanta spreads its wings in new directions” February 2015, 58-59.

KEYNOTES, INVITED PRESENTATIONS TO EVENTS

2018    Keynote, London, Luxury Real Estate Association (all expenses paid and with speaking fee)

2018    Keynote, Oxford (September), Baudrillard’s Photographic Theory

2018    Keynote, Rome, MACRO (November), Baudrillard’s Photography

2017    TEDx Talk, London Sadler’s Wells Theatre (Audience c. 2000 people)

2013    Keynote (all expenses paid) open public lecture on poststructuralist cities to          Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá Campus)

2011    Keynote (all expenses paid and with speaking fee) on global cities to the City        of Kazan (Russia). A four day conference of 20 keynote speakers, addressed >2000 delegates including business leaders, academics, politicians and civil     servants. See: http://madeinkazan.ru/ [Four Day Major International         Event]

2007    Keynote (all expenses paid) to “Urban Ontologies: Importing Actor-Network Theory into Urban Studies”. An international and interdisciplinary workshop held at The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS), Technical University of Berlin (29th May)

2005    Keynote (all expenses paid) to Colloquium on “Inter-city relations within contemporary globalization”, University of Ghent, Belgium [Three day international conference]

2005    Keynote (all expenses paid) to ESRC Transdisciplinary Seminar on “Cyborg Urbanization” (part of a series of six on “Rethinking urban metabolism”), Department of Geography, University College London [One day international workshop]

2003    Keynote (all expenses paid) to European Science Foundation Network on Cities as International and Transnational Actors (CITTA), Amsterdam [Two day international workshop]

2002    Invited panel participation (some expenses paid), 3rd International Conference of Critical Geography (Hungary, 25th to 30th June), ‘Globalization reconsidered’.

GRANTS AWARDED

2016    Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Grant (£1023)

2016    Santander Mobility Fund (£1000)

2015    Santander Mobility Fund (£1000)

2014    College of Science Research Fund (£2000)

2014    Santander Mobility Fund (£1000)

2014    College of Science Research Fund Award (£500)

2013    College of Science Research Fund Award (£500)

2013    College of Science Research Fund Award (£800)

2012    EPSRC Award (co-applicant) (£7500)

2012    College of Science Research Fund Award (£1933)

2006    Economy & Society Award (£1000)

2006    French Embassy Award (£200)

2004    British Academy Overseas Conference Grant Award (£700)

2000    Molson Research Award (British Association for Canadian Studies) (£500)

2000    Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Fund (British Academy) (£210)

2000    British Academy Committee for South-East Asian Studies Research Grant (£3134)

2000    British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (£209)

2000    Korean Research Fund (US$250)

2000    RGS-IBG (British Academy) Grant (£800)

2000    British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (£580)

1999    University of Leicester Research Fund Award (£3000)

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Editor International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 2017–21.

OTHER RESEARCH-RELATED ACTIVITIES

Refereeing and reviewing

I am an occasional referee for numerous journals and book publishers.

Journals: Geography: An International Journal, Journal of Economic Geography, ACME, Area, Environment & Planning A, Geoforum, Urban Studies, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Political Geography, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, National Identities, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Journal of Historical Geography, IJURR, Economy & Society, Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography, Cultural Geographies, Cultural Politics, Canadian Geographer, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, Progress in Human Geography, The Professional Geographer, Urban Geography.

Book publishers, proposals and final manuscripts: Blackwell, Sage, Routledge, Polity, Palgrave Macmillan, Edinburgh University Press, Springer.

Occasional reviewer for research proposals submitted to the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Leverhulme Trust (UK), Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Qatar National Research Fund. And occasional rapporteur for completed Economic and Social Research Council research projects.

INVITED RESEARCH POSITIONS

2005    Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Swansea, 27th January to 27th June

2000    Visiting Scholar, Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, 20th August to 22nd September

1998–2010      Honorary Research Fellow, Loughborough University, Globalization            and World Cities Research Network

INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

International

2016    Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá Campus)

2016    Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá Campus)

2015    Pontíficia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte)

2013    Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá Campus)

2013    Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellín Campus)

2005    Department of Geography, University of Sydney

2005    Centre for Transforming Cultures, University of Technology Sydney

2005    Department of Geography, University of Newcastle (Australia)

2000    Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore

National

2014    College of Science, Swansea University

2013    EPSRC Networks Seminar, Swansea University

2008    Department of Geography, London School of Economics (LSE)

2007    Centre for Urban Theory, Swansea University

2006    Department of Geography, University of Leicester

2005    Department of Geography, University of Wales, Swansea

2004    Management Centre, University of Leicester

2003    Department of Geography, University of Leicester

2003    Leicester College

2003    Leicester Grammar School

2001    Faculty of Construction and the Environment, Nottingham Trent University

1999    Department of Geography, University of Leicester

1997    Department of Geography, Loughborough University

PRESENTATIONS TO CONFERENCES

2014    RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London (August 26-29th)

2013    IV EUGEO Congress (Rome, 5-7 September)

2013    Post-Crash City: Urban Economies Conference (York, 4-5 July)

2013    ARS’13 International Workshop (Rome, June 20–22)

2012    IGU Conference (Cologne, August 26th–30th)

2012    RGS-IBG Annual Conference in Edinburgh (July 3rd–5th)

2008    “The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007)”, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, April 18-19th

2007    103rd AAG Annual Meeting (San Francisco, April 17th–21st)

2007    RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London (August 28th–31st)

2006    RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London (30th August to September 1st)

2005    4th International Conference of Critical Geography (Mexico City, 8th to 12th January).

2003    RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London (September 4th).

2002    3rd International Conference of Critical Geography (Hungary, 25th to 30th June).

2001    97th AAG Annual Meeting (New York, February 27th–March 3rd)

2000    96th AAG Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4th to 8th April)

2000    2nd International Conference of Critical Geography (Taegu, South Korea, 9th–13th August)

2000    29th International Geographical Congress (Seoul, South Korea, 14th–18th August)

2000    Global Economic Geography Conference (National University of Singapore, Singapore, 5th–9th December)

1999    Economic Geography Research Group session on “Finance, the firm and economic geography” at the Leicester RGS-IBG conference (4th–7th January)

1999    Urban Geography Research Group session on “The New Institutionalism and the Governance of Cities” at the Leicester RGS-IBG conference (4th–7th January)

1998    RGS-IBG Annual Conference (Kingston University, 8th January)

1998    94th AAG Annual Meeting (Boston, 27th March)

1998    “Cities at the Millennium” conference (17th–19th December, 1998) in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects

1995    91st AAG Annual Meeting (Chicago, 14–18th March)

ORGANIZED SESSIONS AND SESSIONS CHAIRED AT CONFERENCES

2014    Organized the “Ordinary Cities #FAIL” session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London

2014    Organized and chaired the two “Analyzing Urban Networks” sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London

2007    Organized and chaired “Urban Theory” session at the 2007 AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco [Sponsored by AAG Urban Geography Speciality Group]

2006    Organized and chaired (with Professor Marcus Doel & Professor Dave Clarke) the three “Just excess: geography without sustainability” sessions at the 2006 RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London (Sponsored by the Social & Cultural Geography Study Group)

2006    Chaired two sessions at the Engaging Baudrillard conference at Swansea University on “Space displaced” and the “Calculus of evil”

2001    Organized and chaired (with Professor Marcus Doel) the “Post-Marxist Human Geographies” session at the 97th AAG Annual Meeting in New York (February 27th–March 3rd)

2000    Organized and chaired three “Globalization and World Cities” sessions (with Professor Jon Beaverstock) at the 96th AAG Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (4th to 8th April) [Sponsored by AAG Urban Geography Speciality Group]

2000    Chaired the “Critical Poststructuralist Geographies” session at the 2nd International Conference of Critical Geography in Taegu, South Korea (9th to 13th August)

2000    Chaired technical session on “Global cities and global networks” at the 29th International Geographical Congress in Seoul, South Korea (14th to 18th August).

CONFERENCE & SEMINAR SERIES ORGANIZATION

Seminar Series

2012    “Seminars on Networks”. Organizer for Social Sciences and Humanities stream of invited seminars (EPSRC funded, co-applicant, establishing a Centre for Networks at Swansea University)

1999    “Joint Geography-Sociology Research Seminars” Initiator and co-organizer (with Professor Sallie Westwood (Sociology)). Inaugural guest speaker was: Professor Edward Soja (UCLA)

International Conferences

2009    “Global Cities Now? Current Perspectives in ‘Global Urban Studies’”, 5th–6th November, UGRG Annual Conference (Royal Geographical Society), co-organized with Dr Margo Huxley. A two-day conference and Open Forum Discussion, c. 50 delegates and four keynote addresses, held at Swansea University.

2008    “Urban MultipliCITIES”, 6th–7th November, UGRG Annual Conference (Royal Geographical Society), co-organized with Dr Margo Huxley. A two-day conference and Open Forum Discussion, c. 50 delegates and four keynote addresses, held at Queen Mary, University of London.

2007    “Approaching Urban Geographies”, 1st–2nd November, UGRG Annual Conference (Royal Geographical Society), co-organized with Dr Margo Huxley. A two-day conference and Open Forum Discussion, c. 50 delegates and four keynote addresses, held in Sheffield.

2006    “Engaging Baudrillard: An International Multi-Disciplinary Conference”, 4th          to 6th September at Swansea University (UK) (Initiated by Dr Richard G. Smith, subsequently co-organized with Professor Marcus Doel, Professor Dave            Clarke and Mr William Merrin).  Keynote speakers: Mike Gane (Loughborough     University), Douglas Kellner (UCLA) & Mark Poster (University of California,     Irvine). The conference attracted 110 delegates covering 20 academic            disciplines, 50% of delegates were from overseas (55). Turnover of            conference = >£20,000.

EXTERNAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

2007–2010      Events Co-ordinator and Committee Member, Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG) Committee of the RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society).

PRIZES

2015    “Favela Painting”, LOCWS International Illumination in Engagement Prize, Research as Art, EPSRC. Photo has appeared across a wide range of fora. Exhibited: (1) Swansea University Digital Technium (June 2015); (2) Taliesin Arts Centre (July-August 2015); (3) Swansea Grand Theatre (September-October 2015); (4) Royal Institution in London (February-March 2016); (5) University of Texas, Austin (April-May 2016). News: (1) featured in BBC News online Wales (June 2015 and January 2016). Marketing: (1) chosen as front cover for University Momentum Magazine (July 2015); (2) featured in Annual Report of the International Development Office (December 2015); (3) selected as frontispiece image for College of Science’s new Science Hub development (January 2016); (4) used as front cover for Department of Geography Undergraduate Brochure 2016; (5) used as frontispiece image for Department of Geography website homepage. Business: (1) photo used as frontispiece for Swansea University’s Business Partnership webpage, used to illustrate developing links with business partners in Latin America; (2) appeared in Links Magazine: Chamber of Industry & Commerce Ecuador & Great Britain (Special issue for UNESCO Habitat III conference, Quito, October) <www.issuu.com/ciceb>.

SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH STUDENTS

Abdulaziz Alrashidi, “Religious Function and its impact on land use in Medina (Saudi Arabia)”, PhD (Government sponsored funding, started 09-2016)

Russell Bagnall, “World cities: undersea telegraph cables”, MRes Urban Studies (failed to submit required course work, so unable to proceed to submit)

Daniel Buttifant, “Surfing Simulations of Seduction in the Desert of Al Ain: A Critical Investigation into the Wadi Wave Pool”, MA in Human Geography

Christopher Harding, “Swansea City FC in the Premier League: A Social Network Analysis”, MRes in Urban Studies (Mini-KESS studentship) (Passed with corrections)

Oliver Mould, ESRC 1+3 funded (Lead PhD supervisor) “Sydney: brought to you by world city cultural industry actor-networks”. Now FT Lecturer in Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

Simon Parris, AHRB funded (MSc supervisor) “London’s cultural industries”, 2004, (Awarded: Distinction). Now Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield

Oliver Mould, ESRC + 1 funded (MSc supervisor) “NY-LON: New York’s and London’s Theatre Districts”, 2004 (Awarded: Merit)

Jon Clayton (MSc supervisor) “The place-marketing of Leicester & Birmingham”, 2001 (Awarded: Merit)

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

Major Teaching Initiatives

2011–Responsible for designing and implementing three new masters schemes: MRes in Urban Studies; MSc by Research Urban Studies; and, MPhil Urban Studies

2004–2005 Responsible for designing and implementing a new Taught MSc/Diploma in Human Geography

2001–2005 Responsible for successfully establishing two new ESRC 1+3 recognised MSc courses: MSc Research in Human Geography and MSc in GIS and Human Geography

Courses Taught

Dissertation

Philosophy in Human Geography

Globalization & Difference

Introduction to Research in Human Geography

Contemporary Research in Human Geography

Urban Networks and the Knowledge Economy

Qualitative Methods

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

Major Teaching Initiatives

2005 – Established student exchange schemes with Australian Universities (Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle) for Department’s 4 year study abroad degrees

2002 – Founder and leader of Year 2 Urban Geography Field Trip to New York

Courses Taught

Dissertation

Social & Cultural Urban Geographies

Geographical Methods: Human Geography Field-based Project

Global Cities

Poststructuralist Cities

Mallorca, New York, Exeter Field Trips

Political Geographies

Urban Geographies

LEADERSHIP / ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Academic Leadership

REF Impact Lead (Geography), 2010–2016. In 2014 REF Impact at Swansea was judged as 50% (4*) and 50% (3*). Swansea had the highest impact in Wales; and was 8th overall in UK Geography.

REF Team Committee Member (Geography), 2010–2016.

Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Theory, 2006–pres.

Human Geography Strategy Meeting Co-ordinator/Chair, 2006–2014.

Swansea University Multi-Disciplinary Seminars on Networks Lead Co-Organizer, 2012–2013.

Administrative Committee Membership

Board of the Faculty of Arts Committee (1999–2004)

Faculty of the Arts Learning and Teaching Committee (1999–2001)

Board of the Faculty of the Social Sciences Graduate Studies Committee (2003–2005)

European Sub-Committee (2005–2006)

Departmental Research Group Committee (2016–to date)

Research / Research Postgraduate

Member of internal RAE Selection Working Group for Geography/School of the Environment and Society (2006–07)

Departmental Research Seminar Organizer (2006 – 2011)

Centre for Urban Theory Seminar Organizer (2007–pres.)

Developer of (wrote content and saw through university validation process) three Research Masters courses for which I am now course convenor responsible for all aspects: MRes Urban Studies, MSc by Research in Urban Studies, MPhil Urban Studies (2011–pres.)

Course Director MSc in Research in Human Geography (2001–2005)

Joint Course Director MSc in Research in GIS and Human Geography (2001–2005)

Course Director Taught MSc/Diploma in Human Geography (2004–2005) [These 3 Director roles included all administrative responsibilities (e.g. recruitment and admissions, marketing and publicity, time-tabling, teaching and learning, examinations officer etc.)]

Postgraduate Committee (2001–2005)

Module Convenor for 3 MSc modules (2001–2006)

Undergraduate Administration

Department Co-ordinator Undergraduate Dissertations (2016 to present)

Head of Year 3 (2016 to present)

Acting Head of Year 2 (2016)

Examinations Officer (2011–2014)

Geography Board of Studies

School Learning and Teaching Committee (2006–2007)

School/Department Unfair Practice Officer (2008–2011)

Examination Paper Review Officer (2002–2004)

Administration and Progress Committee (2002–2003)

Dissertations Officer (1999–2001)

Careers Officer (1999–2001)

Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee (1999–2001)

Exam Paper Committee (1999 onwards, Chair 2002–2004)

International (i.e. Erasmus Study Abroad, etc.) Tutor (2005–2006)