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Anna Jackman

Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Reading

Anna is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Reading. She is feminist political geographer interested in technological visibilities, volumes, relations and futures. Anna's current work approaches these issues through the lens of the drone, exploring the 'unmanning' of everyday, urban and military life in drone age. Anna led an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) New Investigator Award (December 2021 – July 2023). ‘Diversifying drone stories’ explored the ways in which the drone is (re)shaping UK airspace, with a focus on aerial (in)securities and harms. You can reach Anna on Twitter (X) @ahjackman.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London


  • 2017
    Book review: Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance , Antipode
  • 2016
    Rhetorics of possibility and inevitability in commercial drone tradescapes, Geographica Helvetica, 71
  • 2015
    3-D cinema: immersive media technology, GeoJournal, 80 (6)
  • 2014
    Book Review: The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics, Space and Polity,18 (3)

Professional Memberships

  • Postgraduate Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society