Dr James Todd

  • Leverhulme Research Fellow (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Biography

I am a Leverhulme Research Fellow in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. My current research, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, focuses on strategies that trans and gender diverse people use and have used to navigate UK society, both contemporaneously and in the late 20th century. Previously I was a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. Prior to this I was a Research Fellow at the University of Stirling. I hold a PhD in Human Geography from Durham University and a Master of Arts (MArts) degree in Geography, also from Durham University. I have eight years of teaching experience in higher education and I am a first-generation scholar.

Research interests

I am a social and cultural geographer focused on queer and trans geographies. I am interested in:

  • trans geographies
  • the everyday lives of queer and trans people
  • trans and queer liberation and histories in the UK
  • bodies and bodily geographies
  • geographies of marginality and the lives of marginalised people
  • queer, feminist, and more-than-representational theories
  • participatory action research and collaborative methodologies
  • collaborations beyond academia
  • mental health and anxiety in academia
  • inclusive and liberatory pedagogies

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018
Number of items: 10.

2023

Todd, J. D. (2023) Exploring young trans people's everyday experiences of ‘out-of-placeness’ and socio-bodily dysphoria. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, (doi: 10.1111/tran.12662) (Early Online Publication)

Todd, J. D. (2023) Intervention — Trans Liberation in the UK is Under Threat: How Geographers Can Respond. [Website]

Todd, J. D. (2023) Exhaustion, exhausting temporalities, and young trans people’s everyday lives in the UK. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 113(3), pp. 771-789. (doi: 10.1080/24694452.2022.2134087)

2022

Finn, M., Hammond, L., Healy, G. and Todd, J. D. (2022) Looking ahead to the future of GeogEd: creating spaces of exchange between communities of practice. Area, 54(1), pp. 41-51. (doi: 10.1111/area.12701)

2021

Doppelhofer, C. and Todd, J. D. (2021) Recruiting Participants: A Socratic Dialogue on the and Challenges of Encountering Research Participants. In: Ajebon, M. O., Kwong, Y. M. C. and Astorga de Ita, D. (eds.) Navigating the Field: Postgraduate Experiences in Social Research. Springer International Publishing, pp. 51-66. ISBN 9783030681135 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-68113-5_5)

Todd, J. D. (2021) Book review essay: What’s the use? On the uses of use: SARA AHMED, 2019 durham, NC and london, duke university press, 2019 281 pp., $99.95, £86.00 hardback, $26.95, £21.99 paperback ISBN 978-1-4780-0584-1 hardback, 978-4780-0650-3 paperback. Gender, Place and Culture, 28(4), pp. 588-591. (doi: 10.1080/0966369x.2020.1769372)[Book Review]

Todd, J. D. (2021) Experiencing and embodying anxiety in spaces of academia and social research. Gender, Place and Culture, 28(4), pp. 475-496. (doi: 10.1080/0966369x.2020.1727862)

Todd, J. D. (2021) Exploring trans people's lives in Britain, trans studies, geography and beyond: a review of research progress. Geography Compass, 15(4), e12556. (doi: 10.1111/gec3.12556)

2020

Todd, J. D. (2020) Transforming gender, sex, and place: gender variant geographies: by Lynda Johnston, London, Routledge, 2018, 208 pp., £105.00 (hardcover), £35.99 (e-book), ISBN 9781472454799, ISBN 9781315550312. Social and Cultural Geography, 21(1), pp. 135-137. (doi: 10.1080/14649365.2019.1632058)[Book Review]

2018

Todd, J. D. (2018) Reflexivity: The Essential Guide, Tim May and Beth Perry, Sage Publications, London (2017), ix and 234 pp., £26.99 paperback, ISBN: 978-14462-9517-5. Emotion, Space and Society, 28, pp. 75-76. (doi: 10.1016/j.emospa.2018.06.001)[Book Review]

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Number of items: 10.

Articles

Todd, J. D. (2023) Exploring young trans people's everyday experiences of ‘out-of-placeness’ and socio-bodily dysphoria. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, (doi: 10.1111/tran.12662) (Early Online Publication)

Todd, J. D. (2023) Exhaustion, exhausting temporalities, and young trans people’s everyday lives in the UK. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 113(3), pp. 771-789. (doi: 10.1080/24694452.2022.2134087)

Finn, M., Hammond, L., Healy, G. and Todd, J. D. (2022) Looking ahead to the future of GeogEd: creating spaces of exchange between communities of practice. Area, 54(1), pp. 41-51. (doi: 10.1111/area.12701)

Todd, J. D. (2021) Experiencing and embodying anxiety in spaces of academia and social research. Gender, Place and Culture, 28(4), pp. 475-496. (doi: 10.1080/0966369x.2020.1727862)

Todd, J. D. (2021) Exploring trans people's lives in Britain, trans studies, geography and beyond: a review of research progress. Geography Compass, 15(4), e12556. (doi: 10.1111/gec3.12556)

Book Sections

Doppelhofer, C. and Todd, J. D. (2021) Recruiting Participants: A Socratic Dialogue on the and Challenges of Encountering Research Participants. In: Ajebon, M. O., Kwong, Y. M. C. and Astorga de Ita, D. (eds.) Navigating the Field: Postgraduate Experiences in Social Research. Springer International Publishing, pp. 51-66. ISBN 9783030681135 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-68113-5_5)

Book Reviews

Todd, J. D. (2021) Book review essay: What’s the use? On the uses of use: SARA AHMED, 2019 durham, NC and london, duke university press, 2019 281 pp., $99.95, £86.00 hardback, $26.95, £21.99 paperback ISBN 978-1-4780-0584-1 hardback, 978-4780-0650-3 paperback. Gender, Place and Culture, 28(4), pp. 588-591. (doi: 10.1080/0966369x.2020.1769372)[Book Review]

Todd, J. D. (2020) Transforming gender, sex, and place: gender variant geographies: by Lynda Johnston, London, Routledge, 2018, 208 pp., £105.00 (hardcover), £35.99 (e-book), ISBN 9781472454799, ISBN 9781315550312. Social and Cultural Geography, 21(1), pp. 135-137. (doi: 10.1080/14649365.2019.1632058)[Book Review]

Todd, J. D. (2018) Reflexivity: The Essential Guide, Tim May and Beth Perry, Sage Publications, London (2017), ix and 234 pp., £26.99 paperback, ISBN: 978-14462-9517-5. Emotion, Space and Society, 28, pp. 75-76. (doi: 10.1016/j.emospa.2018.06.001)[Book Review]

Website

Todd, J. D. (2023) Intervention — Trans Liberation in the UK is Under Threat: How Geographers Can Respond. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Jul 18 14:16:09 2024 BST.

Grants

  • Economic and Social Research Council: +3.5 Doctoral Fellowship (October 2016 - March 2020), Durham University
  • University of Glasgow: Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Fellowship (January 2024 - December 2026)
  • The Leverhulme Trust: Early Career Fellowship (January 2024 - December 2026), University of Glasgow

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • Geography-1
  • Geography-2
  • Geography-3: Research Skills
  • Mallorca field class
  • Geographic Thought
  • Geography Beyond the Academy
  • Dissertation

Postgraduate:

  • MRes Conceptualising Human Geography
  • MRes Researching Human Geography
  • MRes Project supervision
  • MSc Earth Futures Project supervision
  • MSc Earth Futures Project co-ordinator

Additional information

School leadership roles:

  • Project Co-ordinator, MSc in Earth Futures 
  • Co-Chair, GES Athena Swan Self Assessement Team, GES EDI Committee