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Paul Cloke is a human geographer, since 2006 he has been Professor of Geography at the University of Exeter.
After completing a degree in Geography at the University of Southampton, he went on to complete is Ph.D at Wye College (University of London) before taking up his first permanent academic appointment at St David's University College, Lampeter (University of Wales). Whilst at Lampeter he was part of the legendary Lampeter Geography School, a group of academics who pushed the boundaries of human geography and whose diaspora still influence contemporary thinking.
His research interests include social and cultural geographies of rurality, nature-society relations, ethics and care, and landscapes of spirituality. His work seeks to ground social theory in a range of places, practices, and performances, focussing most recently on issues relating to nature-places, homelessness, ethical consumption and the staging and performativities of religious faith.
Paul has also worked in the Geography department of the University of Bristol. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and is Founder Editor of Journal of Rural Studies, an international and multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier Science.
He was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 2002, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2005.
Paul is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC
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