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Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway University of London

Professor Klaus Dodds researches in the areas of geopolitics and security, media/popular culture (esepcially on film theory) and the international governance of the Antarctic and the Arctic.

He has published many books including Scramble for the Poles? The Contemporary Geopolitics of the Arctic and Antarctic (Polity 2016 with Mark Nuttall), Ice: Nature and Culture (Reaktion 2018) and Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave Macmillan with Lisa Funnell 2017) and a co-edited Research Companion on the Politics of the Antarctic (Edward Elgar with Alan Hemmings and Peder Roberts 2017). In 2019, the third edition of Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction will be published by OUP.

In November 2005, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for his achievements in the fields of geopolitics and human geography. In October 2012, he was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).

He was editor of The Geographical Journal between 2010-2015 and editorial board member of Critical Studies on Security, Geopolitics, Marine Policy, Political Geography and Polar Record. He was an editorial board member of Transations of the Instiute of British Geographers and Polar Journal. In 2018, he was appointed co-editor of Territory, Politics and Governance.

Klaus is an external examiner for Birkbeck, University of London and University of Cambridge. In 2018, he served as specialist adviser to the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee Arctic inquiry.


  • –present
    Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway