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  • PhD Cultural Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London (2014)
  • PGCE Post-Compulsory Education, Institute of Education, University of London (2008)
  • MA Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2007)
  • BA Media Studies, University of Northampton (2005)


James Thurgill is a cultural geographer and university lecturer. His teaching and writing span the fields of cultural geography, literary studies and folklore.

His research is concerned with affective geographies of absence, folklore, memory, place and spirituality. James is interested in creative, embodied and experimental geographic research practices and employs a mixed-methodological approach in his work, including auto-ethnographic, sonic and visual methods.